By incessantly stacking one post-rock ambiguity upon another, Calcutta's Bodhisattwa Ghosh's The Grey Album is anything but. Instead, The Grey Album is an animated aggregate of garage-band sound and fury determined to turn your head, prick your ears, and rattle your sensibilities while leading you through seven swirling, roiling, soundscapes.
Injecting into the mix anything they can hear or have hearddrum and bass, ambient, free form jazz, trip hop, Indian classical and folk musics, electronics, etcguitarist Bodhisattwa Ghosh, synth bassist/keyboardist Arunava Chatterjee and drummer Premjit Dutta careen from mayhem to meditation and back again with astounding ease. With experimentation woven into their combined genetics and recorded live, tracks like "The Void," "Degrees of Freedom," the rightfully volatile "American Dream," and the crunchy "The Last Train" rip, rankle, and rhythmically expand, challenging listeners to hold on because there's always another twist just around the harmonic bend.
Track Listing: The Void;
Degrees of Freedom;
The Last Train;
Shame (Death of a Nation);
Cronos (The Final Visit).
World music pioneer Adam Rudolph and his groundbreaking Go: Organic Orchestra join forces with Brooklyn Raga Massive to create the monumental new album, Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas (Meta Records). Ragmala bridges generations, cultures and traditions in a deep-rooted, forward-looking sound born of 21st-century innovation and hybrid voices. Epic in scale and ambition, the project features 40 world-class musicians including Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun, legendary drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, forward-thinking cornetist Graham Haynes, and tradition-blurring flutist...
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