Wonderland – Kundalini
Release date: 2012
Wonderland’s new CD, “Kundalini,” is 60 minutes of instrumental mystic bliss, a chill-out sonic yoga masterpiece. The secret of Wonderland’s through-the-looking-glass world is how Johnson deftly weaves just the right amount of melody into his wash of synths, lifting the eight buoyant tracks of “Kundalini” far above the realm of “acoustic wallpaper.” The highlight here is the track “Aethyr,” which floats along on waves of synthesizers that shape-shift like clouds in the sky, while a song-bird synth flits here and there, cooing a sweet melody. “Aethyr” deserves to be a mainstream hit every bit as much as Vangelis’ “Chariots of Fire” or Enya’s “Orinoco Flow.” But all of this aptly titled CD succeeds in raising what yoga practitioners call “kundalini energy” — the “energy of the soul.” ✩✩✩✩✩ I give it a rare 5 Stars!
~ Rick DeYampert, Entertainment Editor – Daytona Beach News Journal