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Wonderville is Adam Bauer’s second solo kirtan album, following 2014’s critically-acclaimed release of Shyam Lila. Collaborating with award-winning producer Ben Leinbach, Adam co-produced this album of all-new chants (and one cover), recorded in India and the USA.
Bauer’s voice expresses his deeply intimate expression of devotion through sacred mantra chanting. The album presents Bauer’s vocals and harmonium in context of a rich collaboration of traditional Indian instrumentation (tabla, pakhawaj, bansuri, sarod) and the sounds of classic Americana (mandolin, pedal steel, guitars) and features piano, cello and other instruments played by masters of their craft.
Featuring chants to Krishna, Shiva and Ganesh, the album presents Bauer for the first time integrating English lyrics into his songs, and showcases an interpretation of an all-English song which has melted hearts around the world since being included in his epic live performances.
Here’s some brief audio samples of each track:
See complete liner notes below.