Music Review: Shambhala (Various artists; New Earth Records)

Via Todd Mayville
on Apr 26, 2009
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I have some mixed feelings about this disc.  While I really like the music, I’m not completely sure what the tracks have to do with the legendary Buddhist kingdom, so on one level, it feels a bit like one more company co-opting yet another Buddhist term (Zen, karma, Nirvana… when will it stop?).  Perhaps a better title would be “Music inspired by Shambhala” or something like that. At any rate, the music itself is first rate.  Nicely relaxing and soothing, the cd is great to listen to on the way to work or after a long day… or anytime, really. From New Earth Records.  (Tell ’em you saw it on Elephant Journal!)


About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


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