Elixir

Elixir

by Kaya Project
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5017744100656
catalogNumber:
1516231

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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
Ofer Ziv   Producer
S. Taylor   Remixing,Additional Production
Nucci Sollazo   Engineer
Nick Edell   Sleeve Design
Suzanne Brady   Cover Painting

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