Essential Lounge: Bombay

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Another in the Passport Series put out by UBL Music, Essential Lounge: Bombay compiles 24 songs on two discs that use more traditional Indian and Asian musical elements mixed with Western electronica. Not a unique concept -- many of the artists included on the album, like Thievery Corporation, Jah Wobble, and Natacha Atlas, have been doing this kind of thing for years -- but when it's done right, it can be quite stunning. The selections on Essential Lounge: Bombay are well-chosen, though the distinction of "Bombay" seems rather broad (perhaps pan-Asian would be more accurate). Still, there are good, downtempo grooves and haunting synthesizers (though the sitar-funk cover ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Another in the Passport Series put out by UBL Music, Essential Lounge: Bombay compiles 24 songs on two discs that use more traditional Indian and Asian musical elements mixed with Western electronica. Not a unique concept -- many of the artists included on the album, like Thievery Corporation, Jah Wobble, and Natacha Atlas, have been doing this kind of thing for years -- but when it's done right, it can be quite stunning. The selections on Essential Lounge: Bombay are well-chosen, though the distinction of "Bombay" seems rather broad (perhaps pan-Asian would be more accurate). Still, there are good, downtempo grooves and haunting synthesizers (though the sitar-funk cover of James Brown's "Same Beat" by Bill "Ravi" Harris & the Prophets moves away a bit from that, and despite its quality, doesn't quite fit with the rest of the album, sounding rather out of place) that create a nice, nocturnal atmosphere, and while perhaps the songs are not exactly or completely indicative of Bombay, they'll at least stimulate the mind into thinking about Indian- and Asian-inspired musics, which might just be the point of the record, after all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2006
  • Label: Ubl Recordings
  • UPC: 709231093422
  • Catalog Number: 934

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Punjabi Prelude (Tap You Feet Mix) - Al-pha-X (5:28)
  2. 2 Introducing Louis Pachini - Karminsky Experience (4:55)
  3. 3 E.S.y. (Spring Heel Jack Mix) - Joi (7:16)
  4. 4 Circle - Zeb (4:49)
  5. 5 Transcendence - Thievery Corporation (3:53)
  6. 6 Caravan (Karava) - Sultan Khan (4:59)
  7. 7 Duben - Natacha Atlas (6:10)
  8. 8 Afternoon Ecstasy - Aloke Dasgupta (8:27)
  9. 9 Dawn - L.I.V. (5:42)
  10. 10 Amaravatti - Sofian Rouge (4:53)
  11. 11 Serengeti - Infernal (5:20)
  12. 12 Caloumet - Ante Rem (5:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Stotinki - The Space Cadets (6:39)
  2. 2 Guyatri Mantra - RaRa Avis (6:37)
  3. 3 Romantic - Zeb (4:13)
  4. 4 Dunia - Arthur Bliss (5:42)
  5. 5 Had Gedam - Dao (6:36)
  6. 6 The Calling - Pressure Drop (3:44)
  7. 7 Night Life - Frost Raven (5:03)
  8. 8 Same Beat - Bill ''Ravi'' Harris & The Prophets (3:44)
  9. 9 Star Shpongled Banner - Shpongle (5:59)
  10. 10 El Hedudd - Transglobal Underground (5:38)
  11. 11 Mother India - Subi Shah (5:39)
  12. 12 El Wahrania - Sofian Rouge (5:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Mark Harris Flute
Technical Credits
Sultan Khan Composer
Aloke Dasgupta Composer
Eric Hilton Composer, Producer
Tchando Composer
Rob Garza Composer, Producer
Shpongle Composer
Jim Ubl Art Direction
Moreno Visini Composer, Producer
Steffen Aaskoven Composer, Producer, Remixing
Frederic Faupin Composer, Producer
L.I.V. Composer
Marc George Andersen Producer, Remixing
Soumya Chatterjee Composer
Sandeep Swadia Composer
RaRa Avis Composer
Iben Larssen Composer
Eric Halborg Artwork
James Munns Composer, Producer
Martin Dingle Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A pleasant surprise!

    This cd contains a fantastic blend of lounge, jazz, ethnic & electronic sounds with a smooth transition into the subsequent songs. Will order more to share with friends and family.

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