Sunday, October 30 2011
The veena remains Indian, the guitar remains American. They share ideas, but they're always looping back to their origins.
Monday, August 15 2011
An inventive go-for-broke landscape, stuffed with drama and orchestras.
Monday, July 4 2011
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
Like an essay built around the regular insertion of aphorisms.
Wednesday, April 27 2011
The band's own personal bhangra-variant, with Irish fiddling.
Sunday, February 27 2011
She sticks to a strong sound, decisive and always joyful, tender, tireless.
Monday, February 21 2011
Excited by drums we are calmed by flutes and women.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
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
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
Through most of the album, the mood is one of devout serenity and subtle modulation.