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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The follow-up to Kaya Project's excellent debut album finds the duo of Seb Taylor and Natasha Chamberlain continuing their exploration of Eastern sonorities, ethnic beats, and dark, dubwise production techniques. In addition to Taylor's guitars among other instruments and Chamberlain's keyboards and vocals, on this project they drew on the talents of shakuhachi player Clive Bell, tabla player Johnny Kalsi, bansuri player Hayat Mohammad and many others, including five guest vocalists. This time out the group's sound is heavily influenced by South Asia in melodic terms, while many of the album's sound flavors owe much to the Pacific Rim. On "65 Percent" the duo makes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The follow-up to Kaya Project's excellent debut album finds the duo of Seb Taylor and Natasha Chamberlain continuing their exploration of Eastern sonorities, ethnic beats, and dark, dubwise production techniques. In addition to Taylor's guitars among other instruments and Chamberlain's keyboards and vocals, on this project they drew on the talents of shakuhachi player Clive Bell, tabla player Johnny Kalsi, bansuri player Hayat Mohammad and many others, including five guest vocalists. This time out the group's sound is heavily influenced by South Asia in melodic terms, while many of the album's sound flavors owe much to the Pacific Rim. On "65 Percent" the duo makes brilliantly funky use of sampled water sounds, blended nicely with what sound like kalimba and assorted percussion; "Raag to Ragga" explores funky reggae dub territory, while "Ghasi Ram Blues" makes nice use of slide guitar and calls to mind Bill Laswell's Hear No Evil album. "One God Dub" and "Pachamama" fail to generate quite the same level of energy as that found on the rest of the album, but overall this is an excellent follow-up to the group's exquisite debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5017744100656
  • Catalog Number: 1516231
  • Sales rank: 58,678

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 From Mumbai (7:23)
  2. 2 Good Morning London (6:12)
  3. 3 Ghasi Ram Blues (4:22)
  4. 4 65 Percent (8:19)
  5. 5 Dark Tabla (4:09)
  6. 6 Salaam (6:50)
  7. 7 Raag to Ragga (5:59)
  8. 8 Elixir (5:58)
  9. 9 Harem Bizzarre (5:54)
  10. 10 One God Dub (8:26)
  11. 11 The Flow (5:02)
  12. 12 Pachamama (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kaya Project Primary Artist
Clive Bell Shakuhachi
Omar Faruk Tekbilek Darbouka, Ney, Zurna
Irina Mikhailova Vocals
Johnny Kalsi Tabla
Seb Taylor Guitar, Tzuras
Deepak Pandit Violin
Natasha Chamberlain Keyboards, Vocals
Mary Harrington Vocals
Flo Comment Vocals
Sabiha Khan Vocals
Hayat Mohammad Bansuri
Ghasi Ram Bhopa Vocals
Technical Credits
N. Chamberlain Remixing, Additional Production
Omar Faruk Tekbilek Composer
Irina Mikhailova Composer
Seb Taylor Composer, Producer, Sleeve Design
Natasha Chamberlain Composer
Jake Perrine Mastering
Ofer Ziv Producer
S. Taylor Remixing, Additional Production
Nucci Sollazo Engineer
Nick Edell Sleeve Design
Suzanne Brady Cover Painting
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