Korla Pandit - Grand Moghul Suite / Universal Language Of Music. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM128CD)
One of the most exotic and enigmatic of all of the artists in the genre, two of Korla Pandit's astounding early concept albums are packaged together. Widely available for the first time in decades, Pandit's David Lynchesque wurlitzer playing has aged very well indeed and will appeal to fans of Martin Denny, Les Baxter and Esquivel.
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Live At Montreux 1978 / 1984. dbl DVD. (Label: Eagle Vision, Cat.No: EREDV640)
This is the first ever Mahavishnu Orchestra DVD. With McLaughlin as the ever-present, the Orchestra line-up went through various phases and these two concerts from Montreux showcase the band at distinctively different times of their career, with the seventies show featuring later stars Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Walden and the eighties concert featuring saxophone maestro Bill Evans. PAL / REGION 2 / MAIN FEATURE 220 minutes.
2007 collaboration between two of the most visionary talents pioneering the hip and fertile overlap of today's world music scene - 25-year-old sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar and producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Karsh Kale. The album is carefully constructed and composed, boasting some of the finest guest artists on the order of Anoushka's father Ravi Shankar (who created the nucleus of two climatic pieces for the album) plus Sting, Anoushka's sister Norah Jones and many others. 'Breathing Under Water' plays like a modern gypsy travelogue through the alluring world of Shankar and Kale.
Both regarded as absolute masters in their homeland Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Ustad Vilayat Khan, exact contemporaries and sarod and sitar players respectively are in India spoken of with the samereverence that is usually reserved for Ravi Shankar. Like their contemporary, their work is hypnotic and spellbinding realised by flawless technique through alifetime of devotion to their music.this thirteen track compilation features four tracks by Ali Akbar Khan and nine by Vilayat Khan.
11 Metallica classics head East for a spiritual transformation into awesome Buddha lounge versions. Metallica fans won't be able to resist this unique and evocative collection - it's spiritual medicine for headbangers! Includes mystical reinterpretations of "Enter Sandman", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One", "Nothing ElseMatters" and more.
This futuristic funk classic fuses the musical traditions of Ananda Shankar’s homeland with a solid dose of rock and roll, featuring dancefloor killers such as the Bollywood-influenced Explorations and break-laden The Alien, alongside mellower cuts like the title track and Flights Of Fantasy. Originally released in Indiaonly, it makes its CD debut here, complete with biographical liner notes, and is sure to satisfy all fans of sitar-driven psychedelic
Ananda Shankar - Missing You / A Musical Discovery Of India. CD. (Label: Fallout, Cat.No: FOCD2062)
This long-awaited CD combines two of Ananda Shankar’s brilliant and very rare albums, Missing You (1977) and A Musical Discovery Of India (1978). Shankar is now firmly established as a pioneer of sitar funk, fusing the musical traditions of hishomeland with a solid rock and roll influence but he also worked in the classical idiom, as the elegiac Missing You (dedicated to his late father) demonstrates. A Musical Discovery, meanwhile, boasts tracks ranging from the mellow Namaskar to the break-laden Kaziranga Beat and haunting Dawn At Varanasi. Originally released in India only, they make their long-awaited CD debut here, complete with biographical liner notes.
Ananda Shankar - Missing You / A Musical Discovery Of India. Dble LP. (Label: Fallout, Cat.No: FOLP2062)
This long-awaited 2 LP re-issue combines two of Ananda Shankar’s brilliant and very rare albums, Missing You (1977) and A Musical Discovery Of India (1978). Shankar is now firmly established as a pioneer of sitar funk, fusing the musical traditions of hishomeland with a solid rock and roll influence but he also worked in the classical idiom, as the elegiac Missing You (dedicated to his late father) demonstrates. A Musical Discovery, meanwhile, boasts tracks ranging from the mellow Namaskar to the break-laden Kaziranga Beat and haunting Dawn At Varanasi. Originally released in India only, they make their long-awaited vinyl debut here, complete with biographical liner notes.
Ravi Shankar - Flowers Of India. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM117CD)
The earliest recordings of Ravi that exist, originallyreleased on 78's and available digitally for the first time ever. Amongst the serious collection of rarities found on this disc are those made by the hindu musicians that provided music for the production of original Uday Shankar (Ravi's brother) dance company of HinduMusicians when it made its historic first visit to the United States in 1937; the young Ravi Shankar was amongst that number. Also included is the astonishing 28 minute 'Raga Jog' recorded in 1956 and arguably one of his absolute finest recordings.
This genrebusting classic seamlessly fuses the traditional music of Ananda Shankar ' s homeland, India,with the heavy psych-funk of the West, where he'd spent time. Featuring break laden killers such as "Charging Tiger" and "Jungle King", mellower tracks including the beautiful "Dancing Peacocks" and the epic "Jungle Symphony", the original, India-only LP has long been one of the continent's most sought-after records, and is presented here complete with biographical linernotes and 4 ultra - rare bonus track's from an EP issued to commemorate the death of Elvis Presley.
Gilberto Gil - Soy Loco Por Ti. Dble CD. (Label: Atom Music, Cat.No: ATOM2034)
One of the most important Brazilian artists in the past 40 years, this legendary singer, songwriter and performer is generally regarded as one of the leading performers in Brazilian pop music and one of leading artists in the 'Tropicalia' movement, a cultural movement that celebrated Brazilian music along with Cinema, Theatre, Stage, Literature and Poetry.This 18 track compilation collects two of Gilberto Gil's 80's album releases; Disc 1 is the 8 track album "Soy Loco Por Ti America", Disc 2 is the 10 track album "Live In Tokyo".
180 gram pressing of this classic 1967 sitar psych album. This trippy, instrumental concept piece drips with sitars, flute and Eastern charm mixing electric guitar (courtesy of a young Ry Cooder) with acoustic eastern weirdness. Very rare on vinyl, this CD issue has the original mind blowing Rick Griffin cover and includes both mono and stereo versions of the album. Far out!
Recorded in San Francisco in August 1966, this collection of lengthy, acid-tinged folk instrumentals is one of the earliest specifically psychedelic albums ever recorded, and makes its CD debut here. As the original sleevenotes state: "Malachi's music transcends the traditions of East and West, and represents the new synthesis which is still being worked out in aesthetics, philosophy and religion by those participating in the psychedelic revolution." "Eastern and American-Indian influenced proto-psych / ethnic folk" - The Acid Archives. "Long, meditative instrumental ragas" - Fuzz, Acid & Flowers "He listens quietly to himself and then plays what he can of what he hears" - Allen Ginsberg.
180 gram thick card gatefold vinyl version (with large booklet insert) of the debut 1969 album from UK hippy collective Quintessence. Recorded just a few weeks after their formation, it's a great mix of rock, jazz and eastern jams. The band were mainly attracted to Hinduism, but they also made references to Buddhism and Christianity in some of their mystical psychedelic songs. Regarded by many as one of the key underground community bands of the era along with Hawkwind and The Pink Fairies they were cornerstones of the Ladbroke Grove scene.LAST 4 COPIES OF THIS VINYL PRESSING.