Thursday, February 23, 2012

Favourite Albums of 2011 #11: "Rajasthani Street Music"

v/a Rajasthani Street Music [CD-R]

Seb Bassleer, one of my Frank's APA pals, recorded this on a portable tape deck while travelling around in India. Some of these tracks and others recorded by Seb are due to be released commercially later this year by Sublime Frequencies. The music here is a selection of pieces performed by street musicians in Rajasthan, which you could probably guess from the record's name. It is very engaging gives a great sense of being there. My favourite tracks would probably be the ones with the beautiful-voiced woman of the Dewara family.

An inuit panda production

1 comment:

Seb said...

cheers for the mention Ian!
my compilation is due to come on Sublime Freq somewhere later this year, for real (spring/summer?).

should folks be interested in this lo-fi version or other pan-indian styled mixes/selections; mail me at majtahal.streetmusic at gmail dot com