Articles tagged indian

30 Oct 2011 // 8:57 PM

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.

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

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

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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.

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Amjad Ali Khan and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Samaagam

Like an essay built around the regular insertion of aphorisms.

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27 Apr 2011 // 8:56 PM

Delhi 2 Dublin : Planet Electric

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

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Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon: Soul Call: Om Namo Narayanaya

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

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21 Feb 2011 // 8:58 PM

Telepath: Crush

Excited by drums we are calmed by flutes and women.

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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.

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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.

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Vandana Vishwas: Meera - The Lover

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

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Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt: Slide to Freedom 2: Make a Better World

The ethereal diffusions of the sitar get a fine grounding from the North American blues-groove.

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A.R. Rahman: The Best of A.R. Rahman

His ability to grab quotations from unexpected places gives him plenty of chances to throw in a musical joke if he wanted to, but it doesn't seem to be in his temperament.

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18 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Cold Season

Just when you start worrying about the state of American movies, and wondering whether the business is going to swandive into irrelevance, along comes something as vital and jolting as Frozen River.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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