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Shyama Chapin’s upcoming Mantralogy release, Love’s Door, is a deep journey into the compelling soundscape and meditative practice of devotional chant. Traditional Hindu mantras and prayers shine warmly through eleven intimate tracks, as Shyama’s original melodies and arrangements carry listeners though one door after another, opening again and again into the sacred chambers of the heart.
The double album includes Shyama’s call and response duets with both Krishna Das and Devadas, and guest vocals by Ambika Pressman, Janaki Kagel and Lily Cushman, as well as instrumental supporting contributions from Steve Gorn, John McDowell, Arjun Bruggeman, Jesse Kotansky, Mark Gorman, Terrence Pompey and Nina Rao. Shyama co-produced with Kevin Reilly, and finished the recordings at his Schrödinger’s Box studio in Garnerville, NY in Spring, 2018.