2024 / Acoustic Shine
Review by Kathy Parsons
"Reflections" is the first single for 2024 by guitarist/composer Shambhu, and what a beauty it is! Composed, performed and produced on acoustic guitars by Shambhu, the piece was originally planned to be part of his 2023 Acoustic Oasis album, but remained unfinished until after the album was completed and released. "Reflection" can be defined as "a profound quest to navigate the intricacies of life as we know it," and the piece invites us to embrace the transformative power of introspection. Quoting Shambhu: "Emerging in the spontaneity of the moment, 'Reflections' is a musical ode to the privilege of life itself and a celebration of the beauty that can be found in every step we take." Warm, soothing and very peaceful, the single was mixed in Dolby Atmos and stereo by Todd Boston at Spatial Sound Studios in Portland, OR. The audio quality is stunning and the recording sounds like Shambhu is playing live - perhaps right behind my computer! We all need to take time to reflect and look deeply into ourselves, and "Reflections" is the perfect soundtrack for that experience. Very highly recommended!
"Reflections" is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes and streaming sites including Spotify.
January 26, 2024