I don’t know how lost I was in my own empty space that I missed the launch, the success of ‘Breathing Under Water‘ and the phenomenal return of Karsh Kale with another favorite of mine, Anoushka Shankar. This is a co-produced album that in my opinion returns Kale to his roots. Tracks like Sea Dreamer feat. Sting and they bring in the grand-daddy of sitar, Pandit Ravi Shankar for Oceanic Pt. 1 & 2.
Not to be left out, Karsh’s favorite and a great voice of his own – Vishal Vaid. ‘Abyss’ stands out as the track and is one of those evergreens that will be on my playlist for a long time.
All of these stories pass through time
All these verses and rhymes
All these heroes and crimes
changing water into wine
– Abyss, Breathing Under Water
Breathing Under Water – Abyss (sample)
There’s something about Vande Mataram as a poem, a song or just the two words by themselves. But this album – Vande Mataram – An Electronic Exploration just blew my mind. That sample should prove that you guys ought to grab it. The link is for Virgin Digital, but I am sure there are other places you can pick it up as well.