time for a reboot as it continues to pour in Bordeaux after more than a week. this mix is follows the initial malhaar mix published 2 years ago. i still can’t believe i’ve been using 8tracks for so long!
Barish Ki Boondein - Papon Papon the Story So Far (2012)
Mausam - Nitin Sawhney Philtre (2005)
Saawan - Niraj Chag The Lost Souls (2009)
Dunga Paani - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Charkha (2007)
Saiyyan - Kailash Kher Kailasa Jhoomo Re (2007)
Jiya Ra - Preeti Pillai, Charan Raj Groove Loves Company - debut (2011)
an everlasting autumn rain; it’s getting cold; and it’s two weeks since the ghazal king’s demise: a good time to start publishing mixtapes on 8tracks again. this reboot is an eclectic mix ranging from Indian classical to contemporary ambient sounds.
Dheemo Re - Ustad Sultan Khan, Vishal Bhardwaj Maqbool (2003)
Raga Bhajan - Pandit Jasraj (1989)
Denewale Mujhe Maujon Ki (Live) - Jagjit Singh
Constant Filter - John Metcalfe Darker Sunset (2008)
Profane “The Wine Ode Suite” - Dhafer Youssef Abu Nawas Rhapsody (2010)
Australian Winter - Sun Kil Moon Admiral Fell Promises (2011)
Touch Of The Sun - A.R. Rahman 127 Hours (2010)
Rococo Zephyr - Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (2009)
Meri Tanhaayi Tum Hi Laga Lo (Live) - Jagjit Singh
I didn”t get much time to sit down and enjoy my new discoveries of the month. the culprit would be the song Bekaraan from 7 Khoon Maaf; i was stuck on this one every morning and didn’t bother listening to the remaining songs of the album properly.
That said, a few releases left their mark, including Susheela Raman who’s currently touring Europe promoting Vel. what stands out from the album is how much she used the tamil language this time. also, the sound is pretty stripped out compared to Music From Crocodiles. i guess she’s made this album with her concerts in mind; she can’t possibly tour with talented indian musicians in her suitcase.
next in the releases we have Radiohead’s new album. i’ll let the music (and Thom’s dance) speak for itself. for sure, the new sounds will take some time to be digested. it took me more than a year to appreciate In Rainbows!
A.R. Rahman was nominated for 127 Hours in best score and best original song (If I Rise) categories. competition was tough this time with scores like The Social Network and Inception. i finally watched the movie last week. for sure, Rahman does justice to Danny Boyle’s vision. the guitar riff on the Liberation themes are haunting. Dido’s voice before the climax is chilling. and Sigur Ros’ Festival was well chosen for the final run.
i ended the month with Andrew Bird’s instrumental album Useless Creatures which initially came out as a bonus CD to Noble Beast(2009). i can’t really explain this choice among all those albums i’ve bookmarked for listening, but i’ve no regrets. call it a crafty ambient record or anything else you like, but Mr Bird has a unique style. i’d like more of that.