New Day: Laya Project Remixed

New Day: Laya Project Remixed

by Various Artists
     
 

"Laya" is a Sanskrit word that implies connection or fusion, and the Laya Project exemplified that concept by taking field recordings of singers and instrumentalists from some of the regions hardest-hit by the 2004 tsunami (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Maldives, India) and embellishing them with overdubbed rhythm and harmony parts played bySee more details below

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"Laya" is a Sanskrit word that implies connection or fusion, and the Laya Project exemplified that concept by taking field recordings of singers and instrumentalists from some of the regions hardest-hit by the 2004 tsunami (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Maldives, India) and embellishing them with overdubbed rhythm and harmony parts played by other regional musicians and the producers themselves; in many cases, the results were trance-inducing electronica of the sort found in the hipper nightclubs, while others were moody slices of exotic ambience. That two-disc album now has a companion volume in this two-disc collection of remixes, created by such luminaries of electronic exotica as Pitch Black, Karsh Kale, MIDIval PunditZ, DJ Cheb I Sabbah, and Bombay Dub Orchestra. Disc one, titled "Embrace," tends toward the polite: Pitch Black's mix of "A New Day" is another slice of that duo's typically understated dubwise brilliance, while the Desert Dwellers remix of "Sunset in Akkarai" is gentle funk with a tabla accompaniment and the EarthRise Soundsystem's mix of "Nium Nium" lays out a pleasant rockers reggae beat. Things get a little bit more challenging on the second disc, with "Union," which features a lurching soca mix of "Tapatam" by Dub Gabriel, a dark and edgy take on "Ya Allah" by Celt Islam and DJ Umbi, and two mixes by DJ Cheb I Sabbah: a sturdy house mix of "Touare" and a bouncy electro-funk setting of "Ya Allah." Best of all, though, is the pulsingly gorgeous remix of "Hai La Sa" by Nickodemus. As with the original album, though, one looks in vain for an indication of how this recording is going to help those whose voices and instruments made it possible: while it seems likely that proceeds from sales of the discs (and the award-winning companion film) are going to support relief efforts, nothing in the promo packaging or press release says so.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2010
Label:
Earthsync
UPC:
0718122421275
catalogNumber:
18

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Various Artists   Primary Artist
Duke Mushroom   Bass,Percussion
Abdul Ghani   Vocals
Karsh Kale   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Yotam Agam   Horn,Bells
RaRa Avis   Synthesizer,Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Craig Kohland   Synthesizer,Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Amani Friend   Synthesizer,Keyboards
K.V. Balakrishnan   Percussion,Tabla
Paul Jacob   Bass
Balla Tounkara   Kora
Patrick Sebag   Bass,Gong,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Supardi   Choir, Chorus
Shahar Mintz   Guitar
Mohamed Ibrahim   Percussion,Vocals
B.V. Ragavendra Rao   Violin
Yoosuf Al Rahman   Percussion,Vocals
Zakariya Hameed   Percussion,Vocals
Yoosuf Abdul Qadir   Vocals
Teuku Admidral   Percussion
Sing Tao   Flute
Sabumudeen Babha Sabeer   Vocals
Raj Prakash Paul   Hand Clapping
Oca Lot   Choir, Chorus
Mohammad Yusuf Bombang   Percussion,Narrator
Lwin Ko Oo   Vocals
Jul Arsi Jalil   Choir, Chorus
Ismail AK   Vocals
Hassan Amir   Percussion,Vocals
Fri Jalil   Choir, Chorus
K.A. Gunasekharan   Vocals
B.B.R. Basil Perera   Violin,Harmonium
Ajah Maideen   Vocals
Ahmed Sobah   Percussion,Vocals
Ahmed Hussein   Percussion,Vocals
Abdul Nasir   Percussion,Vocals
Wanna Jarasmathusorn   Vocals
Mohamed Rasheed   Percussion,Vocals
Jayasundara Thilakawardena   Vocals
Indra Kala   Choir, Chorus
Fajar Siddiq   Vocals
Teuku Admiral   Percussion,Vocals
Madras String Section   Strings
Naushaad Abdullah   Percussion,Vocals
Kasmira Fatra   Choir, Chorus
Tengku Ama Nifara   Flute
Samuel Jebaraj   Hand Clapping
Tomer Bachar   Harp
Chinmayi Sripada   Vocals
Boduberu Group   Percussion,Vocals
Abdullah Rasheed   Percussion,Vocals
Abdul Azeef Yoosuf   Percussion,Vocals
Steve Gom   Bansuri
SuthiKuppam Ensemble   Vocals
Shwe Shwe Khaing   Vocals
Shwe Shwe   Vocals
Saburamaideen Babha Sabeer   Vocals
Khing Zin Shwe   Vocals
Didong Performers   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Mark Pistel   Engineer
Duke Mushroom   beats,Instrumentation
DJ Cheb i Sabbah   Remixing
Chris Zippel   Remixing
Paddy Free   Remixing
Seb Taylor   Remixing
Traditional   Composer
Pathaan   Remixing
Dub Gabriel   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Karsh Kale   Programming,Remixing
Nickodemus   Remixing
Tapan Raj   Additional Production
Gaurav Raina   Engineer
Yotam Agam   Arranger,Composer,Engineer,Remixing,Mastering,Sound Design
RaRa Avis   Programming,Producer
Craig Kohland   Programming,Producer
Pitch Black   Remixing
Sankar Sury   Engineer
Bombay Dub Orchestra   Remixing
Amani Friend   Programming
Michael Hodgson   Remixing
Shaman's Dream   Remixing
Desert Dwellers   Remixing
MC Yogi   Composer,Lyricist,Remixing
Eastern Spirit   Remixing
Patrick Sebag   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Joshua Jacobs   Producer
Ferenz Kallos   Remixing
Robin Livingston   Remixing
Earthrise Soundsystem   Remixing
Sastry Karra   Executive Producer
Ramesh K.V.   Mastering
Mustafa AK   Composer,Lyricist
K.A. Gunasekharan   Composer,Lyricist
Fajar Siddiq   Composer,Lyricist
Yotam Agram   Arranger
Kris Karra   Director
Copeland   Engineer

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