After 2.5 years of grinding in his Brooklyn studio, Adam Maalouf has released his 2019 record “Path of Time” as a musical exploration combining traditions of world music with modern electronics. Maalouf builds a foundation for the album with supporting instrumentals of pantam, cello, electric guitar, marimba, piano, world percussion, electronics, and synthesizers. A number of Saraz Handpans are featured on the album including his most recent 15 note Meditation Series E Minor Saraz.
The project features vocals by Hannah Sumner, Apoorva Mudgal, and Mariam Abuamer.
The title track “Path of Time” is an adaptation of words from Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. Other tracks include “Land of the Beloved”, which is a re-imagining of the Arabic traditional “Balad il Mahboub” by the prominent Egyptian composer Mohammed Abdel Wahab, a jam-worthy version of the Punjabi folk song “Chori Chori”, and several originals.