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Sunday, October 30 2011

Slide to Freedom: 20,000 Miles

The veena remains Indian, the guitar remains American. They share ideas, but they're always looping back to their origins.


Monday, August 15 2011

Ilaiyaraaja: Solla Solla: The Electronic Pop Sound of Kollywood 1977-1983

An inventive go-for-broke landscape, stuffed with drama and orchestras.


Monday, July 4 2011

Oi, You Alright?: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey from India to America

As an Indian PhD student at an American university, Sriram Dayanand was given a front row seat to the pre-Internet maelstrom that was the glory of rock 'n' roll. Now covering cricket for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, he details what it was like to journey from musical scarcity in India, to the rock pantheon of the United States.


Monday, May 30 2011

Amjad Ali Khan and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Samaagam

Like an essay built around the regular insertion of aphorisms.


Wednesday, April 27 2011

Delhi 2 Dublin : Planet Electric

The band's own personal bhangra-variant, with Irish fiddling.


Sunday, February 27 2011

Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon: Soul Call: Om Namo Narayanaya

She sticks to a strong sound, decisive and always joyful, tender, tireless.


Monday, February 21 2011

Telepath: Crush

Excited by drums we are calmed by flutes and women.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

Various Artists: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.


Monday, July 19 2010

V.M. Bhatt & Matt Malley: Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights proposes a form of music that wishes to escape categorization based on "Eastern" and "Western" styles and traditions. The sliding notes of the guitar represent, for these musicians, an opportunity to evade the musical border police.


Thursday, October 29 2009

Vandana Vishwas: Meera - The Lover

Through most of the album, the mood is one of devout serenity and subtle modulation.


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