New York-born singer Indra Rios-Moore, now living in Barcelona, releases her new album “Carry My Heart”. It comes right after her pretty successful (at least in Europe) “Heartland” album. One of the most sympathetic features of the album is the fact that Indra wanted to record an optimistic record because there was (and is) simply too much whining going on. Not that most of the current matters aren’t disheartening, but it feels good to be warmed and eased by Indra’s warm and caressing voice on covers such as “I Can See Clearly Now” or Curtis Mayfield’s “Keep On Pushin'”. Still, you can file this one under “protest” albums, too because during the writing process, a certain Drumpf took over the White House.
Live in the Salt Mine is a must for all the fans of Indra and to those who want to discover the man and his music. The CD offers 3 catchy tracks and a long dreamy music piece. A concert that was difficult to capture because of the imponderables link to an underground filming, from where a shorter version of the concert on DVD than the CD which gains 25 minutes missing on the DVD performance. Anyway, it remains a good audio-visual document and a very good CD where the music of the Romanian magician cannot let anybody indifferent.
Indra’s second solo creation is re-edited, added and carefully prepared for all those who have or have not had a chance to listen to it so far. According to Indra, it seems that Kingdom of Light was the most sold album for many years after its first release and he explains this on the CD booklet, plus some other interesting details about the stages that he took on to record this album.