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Bodhisattwa Ghosh: The Grey Album

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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 heard—drum and bass, ambient, free form jazz, trip hop, Indian classical and folk musics, electronics, etc—guitarist 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; Triple Standard; Degrees of Freedom; The Last Train; American Dream; Shame (Death of a Nation); Cronos (The Final Visit).

Personnel: Bodhisattwa Ghosh : guitar; Shonai: keyboards, synth bass; Premjit Dutta : drums.

Title: The Grey Album | Year Released: 2019 | Record Label: Intek Music

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