Kali Thunder

Kali Thunder

by James Asher
     
 
Like compilation albums, remix projects are chancy affairs. Some work beautifully, others are a hodgepodge of cuts that don't fit together. Luckily, Kali Thunder, which is cuts remixed from James Asher's Tigers of the Raj record, falls into the former category. To be fair, the Indian theme offers plenty of scope, but the DJs who work it also show plenty

Overview

Like compilation albums, remix projects are chancy affairs. Some work beautifully, others are a hodgepodge of cuts that don't fit together. Luckily, Kali Thunder, which is cuts remixed from James Asher's Tigers of the Raj record, falls into the former category. To be fair, the Indian theme offers plenty of scope, but the DJs who work it also show plenty of invention, none more so than Solar Quest, whose epic take on "The Astrologer's Seat" is both ruminative and friendly, exploring the possibilities, both melodic and rhythmic, of the music. Elsewhere, Swordfish do storming things to "Liquid Sky," and X-Zecutive transform "Duskfire" into a piece of magic that takes off for the bpm stratosphere partway through. The most interesting cut up has to belong top D.J. Haiko, who perform interesting feats on "Nataraj Express," with some marvelous scratching. The most popular track is definitely "Temple Gates," which appears in three different versions, the most interesting from Pearl V. Summit, taken at a stately 74 bpm with the percussion and voice making a dream of music. Is it dance music? At times, yes; at others it's meditative and exploring. But it's certainly interesting that the idea of the remix, once the province of the dancefloor, has become a part of the vocabulary of every musical genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2001
Label:
New Earth Records
UPC:
0714266211024
catalogNumber:
2110

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Asher   Primary Artist,Percussion,Keyboards
Al Gromer Khan   Sitar
Glen Velez   Percussion,Frame Drum,Reikin
Miles Bould   Conga,Timbales
Jon Crosse   Track Performer
Craig Pruess   Keyboards,Sitar,Tamboura,Swaramandala
Solar Quest   Track Performer
Tommy Eldridge   Djembe
Swordfish   Track Performer
Johnny Kalsi   Dhol
Peter Lockett   Cymbals,Djun-Djun,Kanjira,Chapuis
Yellow Magnetic Star   Track Performer
Kiranpal Singh   Santoor
Swati Natekar   Vocals
Surjit Singh   Sarangui

Technical Credits

James Asher   Producer,Engineer,Soundscape
Waduda Paradiso   Art Direction
Thomas Grignon   Graphic Design

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