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Shambhu / Press

“Winner: Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (Dreaming of Now - 2013)”

“Hear for yourself — it just doesn’t get any better than Dreaming of Now!”

“His arrangements dazzle and beguile with their endless intricacies and utterly brilliant delivery.”

“It’s Shambhu’s beautiful guitar based pieces that continually lift this album to unimaginable heights of melodic majesty.”

“The songs form like drops of a rainbow-drenched waterfall of intricately woven melodies.”

“Spectacularly gorgeous compositions that invariably “conduct” and lead some of the finest musicians in contemporary circles”

“Shambhu's new CD, Dreaming of Now, is a sublime "good dream", indeed! This coming together of superb performers has resulted in profoundly healing music that touches the very soul of the listener. It is among my favorite CDs of all time!”

Dr. B (Barry Sultanoff MD) - Mana'o Radio

“Dreaming of Now firmly establishes Shambhu as a leading guitarist and composer of the contemporary instrumental/new age music movement”

“One of the best albums of the year”

“the perfect example of exquisiteness in music”

“One of the most beautiful guitar based pieces I have heard for many a year.”

“Shambhu’s brand new album permeates a radiance so powerful it lightens the very soul.”

“Bold, assured composition and performance which unquestionably establishes Shambhu not only as a principal player in the New Age world, but also as a force to be reckoned with in a far broader spectrum of musical styles and genres.”

Will Ackerman

“Shambhu brings his instrumental reveries to new heights of heartfelt ensemble brilliance. With a luminous troupe of master musicians, Shambhu weaves his spirit-freeing songs into the joyous tapestry of Dreaming of Now.”

Lee Starkey - EastWest Bookstore Magazine

“Shambhu has created a musical masterwork that sets a new standard for music in this genre.”

“This album will help dissolve the cares of the day with the colorful array of styles and textures. Elements of jazz fusion, Indian, contemporary instrumental and New Age spark up the tracks making sure there is something for each listener to love.”

“Not only is he a master on the classical, he is a visionary composer.”

“Shambhu has created a CD that is peaceful, evocative, pleasantly listenable and gracefully musical.”

"This is simply some of the finest music of this type that I have ever heard."

“Shambhu’s music is the essence of the morning light unfolding the soft petals of a rose, revealing the fragrance of the flower to the joy of our senses.”

“What you have put down is spectacular!”

Narada Michael Walden - Grammy Award Winning Producer and Drummer

“Shambhu: Nominated for Best New Artist”

“Nominated for Best Instrumental Acoustic CD”

“Nominated for Best World Music CD”

“Nominated for Album of the Year”

“#1 Contemporary Instrumental CD – Best of 2010 ”

Lloyd Barde Productions

“One of the best of the year (or any year!)”

Common Ground

“The music has a rare quality to it. It is virtually lighter than aire. The sound is clean and pure...And there is the overwhelming sense of the spiritual love. Shambhu is a first rate song writer and guitarist, and perhaps an even better dreamer.”

"Shambhu is a superb guitarist and a true composer. Creating this dynamic and beautiful recording together was a joy."

Will Ackerman, Windham Hill Records Founder

“A sumptuously delicious smorgasbord of melody and rhythm….the sheer virtuosity is mind-boggling. Strongly recommend this album.”

“...as close to perfection as it can get.”

“It’s the timeless kind of music that demolishes genre labeling and makes you fall in love with all of the dozen tunes on it!”

“The musicianship on the album is second to none....Sacred Love: Feel The Journey is on regular rotation on my CD player."”


"Musical wonders"

Bill Binkelman - Zone Music Reporter

“...one of the most beautiful and most impressive guitar albums I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.”

“...a work of art for those seeking enlightenment of any kind through music.”

“Superbly crafted...Shambhu’s compositions are beautiful and intriguing, engaging over repeated listens. An impressive debut, highly recommended.”

“This work has one goal: to convey a celestial abode in music and superb musicianship that invites listeners to explore, enjoy and reflect within.”

“Corin Nelsen delivered a sonic masterpiece ...this is an awesome sounding record on virtually any speakers or headsets. ”