Acoustic guitarist Shambhu’s debut, Sacred Love, clearly reveals him to be an artist to keep your eyes, and ears, on.
Produced by Will Ackerman and engineered by Corin Nelsen (do these two ever sleep?), Sacred Love bubbles over with influences ranging from world beat to jazz to New Age to traditional Indian, all flowing into a musical melting pot, a sumptuously delicious smorgasbord of melody and rhythm (the tracks range from jaunty and joyful to subdued and meditative).
Featuring one of the longest lists of accompanists to grace an Ackerman-produced album, everyone involved contributes, and the sheer virtuosity is mind-boggling. Strongly recommend this album to your fans of the gone-but-not-forgotten band Shadowfax.
~ Bill Binkelman