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1 Domus Cordis: Fathers Tree, The Painted Gate 		4:12
2 Morgana Palace 		3:52
3 Hermes' Wedding 		3:02
4 Under The Trees Of Hope 		4:08
5 Passionata 		5:53
6 Wanja The Wanderer (Concerto For Harp & Orchestra)	 6:35
7 Bhambororo! 		1:43
8 Forest Folks 		5:07
9 Quendel And Rhomas 		4:16
10 Trigon: East Of Time, Missa Obscurra, South Of Time 		6:59
11 May Green Be The Grass...	 6:15
12 Circus Finalis: Return Of The Heroes, The Heroes' Telling 	3:11

Andreas Vollenweider - Harp, Vocals, Percussion, Ocarina, Sax Soprano, Keyboards, Flute, Guitar, Organ
Leonard Eto - Drums, Cymbals
Walter Keiser - Drums
Jürg Zurmühle - Shakuhachi
Drums [Snare] - Walter Keiser
Carlo Milan, Saynho Namtchilak, Claudia Boggio - Vocals
Percussion - Walter Keiser
Daniel Pezzotti - Cello
Mindy Jostyn - Violin, Vocals, Harmonica, Fiddle, Mandolin
Eberhard Hahn - Whistle, Flute, Vocals
Daniel Binelli - Bandoneon
Matthias Ziegler - Flute
Roman Schmid - Oboe, English Horn
Peter Keiser - Bass
Helmut Lipsky - Violin
Ivan Conti - Berimbau, Congas
Thomas Fessler - Guitar
Michael Brecker - Tenor Sax

La Cantapella Helvetica - Choir
The Monks Of San Quixote - Choir
Symphonic Orchestra Zurich 
Daniel Schweizer - Conductor


Kryptos, Andreas Vollenweider has stated, is a Greek word meaning "the encoded" or "hidden." Those would be fitting terms to describe the intent behind this ambitious, meandering symphonic production. Not entirely a classical recording, far afield from the Swiss harpist's pop-inclined bestsellers of the 1980s, Kryptos comes across as a culture-hopping soundtrack for a one-world vision that is screening in Vollenweider's imagination. His approach, tinged with numerous Asian flourishes, yields some interesting moments--the vibrant global jam of pennywhistle, harp, voices, and orchestra in "Under the Tree of Hope"; the murmurings of Ladysmith Black Mambazo in "Bhambororo"; the gates-of-heaven mood pieces that open and close the disc; the anthemic, three-part "Trigon," which features saxophonist Michael Brecker and brings to mind the curtain-closing spectacle of Supertramp's "Fool's Overture." Yet the disc also has a few dead spots (go-nowhere pieces such as "Passionata" and "Quendel and Rhomas"), and offers less cohesion than some listeners might prefer. Uneven, but intriguing; worth examining if you're an open-minded Vollenweider fan. ---Terry Wood, Editorial Reviews


„Making‚ ‚Book of Roses’ definitively infected me with a ‚symphonic virus’. So I seized the opportunity to emerge myself yet again in the fantastic world of sound for my next album ‚Kryptos’. ‚Wanja the wanderer’ is a symphonic travelogue, a harp concerto with a Slavic soul. But these are moments with our ‚classical’ sound as well as contributions of great soloists like legendary Michael Brecker. Between Tango and Jazz and - like always - some music of the mysterious no-mans-land…”

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