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Dance of Shakti

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
When Prem Joshua is at his most mystical, his music sometimes fails to achieve the same transcendence; instead, it will sometimes remain behind, languishing in the realm of smooth jazz obviousness. On Dance of Shakti, though, he has all the elements balanced just right and the result is music that moves the body as surely as it uplifts the spirit. Opening with the brilliant "Bolo Hari," a composition that combines the sampled voice of a street singer with a complex jungle breakbeat, haunting bamboo flute, and jazzy muted trumpet, and ending with the trance-inducing and chant-based "Dance of Kali," Dance of Shakti is a compelling program of dance music that offers a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
When Prem Joshua is at his most mystical, his music sometimes fails to achieve the same transcendence; instead, it will sometimes remain behind, languishing in the realm of smooth jazz obviousness. On Dance of Shakti, though, he has all the elements balanced just right and the result is music that moves the body as surely as it uplifts the spirit. Opening with the brilliant "Bolo Hari," a composition that combines the sampled voice of a street singer with a complex jungle breakbeat, haunting bamboo flute, and jazzy muted trumpet, and ending with the trance-inducing and chant-based "Dance of Kali," Dance of Shakti is a compelling program of dance music that offers a variety of moods and tempos and almost always makes you want to shake your groove thang. Other highlights include the bhangra-influenced "Mangalam" which features simple but highly effective overdubbed vocal harmonies and the trancey, subtly dub-inflected "Himalaya Trance." The album's weakest track is the perhaps overly relaxed "Secret Place," which is nonetheless quite enjoyable if a bit too long. This album would make an excellent starting point in one's exploration of the Prem Joshua catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/25/2001
  • Label: White Swan
  • UPC: 717147004326
  • Catalog Number: 470043
  • Sales rank: 126,395

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bolo Hari (6:49)
  2. 2 Mangalam (9:11)
  3. 3 Secret Place (9:59)
  4. 4 Himalaya Trance (10:30)
  5. 5 Nanak (10:02)
  6. 6 Dance of Kali (8:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Prem Joshua Primary Artist, Keyboards, Sitar, Vocals, Tanpura, Dilruba, Bamboo Flute, Gopichard
Manish Vyas Keyboards, Tabla, Vocals, Voices, Santoor, Manjeera
Rishi Bass, Percussion, Bells, Rhythm, Sampling, Loops
Chintan Relenberg Fretless Bass Guitar
Padmakar Gujar Pakhawaj Drum
Technical Credits
Prem Joshua Producer, Engineering
Carlo Savona Cover Design
Rishi Producer
Padmakar Gujar Contributor
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