Liberation

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Indian percussionist and composer Karsh Kale's second effort for the Six Degrees label offers further evidence that the man is simply incapable of producing a boring album. On Realize, his full-length debut not counting his many remix credits and studio appearances with such artists as Sting, Bill Laswell, and Herbie Hancock, Kale promiscuously blended electronica, classical Indian music, and rock & roll, and he does so again on Liberation. But he avoids repeating himself by incorporating orchestral strings on several tracks courtesy of the Madras Chamber Orchestra and by refining his approach somewhat, doing more with fewer musical elements. The neat and tidy jungle ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Indian percussionist and composer Karsh Kale's second effort for the Six Degrees label offers further evidence that the man is simply incapable of producing a boring album. On Realize, his full-length debut not counting his many remix credits and studio appearances with such artists as Sting, Bill Laswell, and Herbie Hancock, Kale promiscuously blended electronica, classical Indian music, and rock & roll, and he does so again on Liberation. But he avoids repeating himself by incorporating orchestral strings on several tracks courtesy of the Madras Chamber Orchestra and by refining his approach somewhat, doing more with fewer musical elements. The neat and tidy jungle beats, distorto bass, and melismatic female vocals on "Instinct" may not be exceptionally innovative, but they sure work well, and the incongruously titled "Dirty Fellow" is both melodically sweet and headbangingly funky. The album's two highlight tracks are "Milan," which cleverly blends tabla, flute, funky drumming, and strings to create something that sounds very much like what Bill Laswell is often trying for and frequently missing on his own worldbeat experiments, and "Epic," which closes the album with a lush and gorgeous soundscape over which funk beats are layered episodically. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2003
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036109025
  • Catalog Number: 1090
  • Sales rank: 128,507

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Liberation (4:56)
  2. 2 Instinct (5:42)
  3. 3 Analog Mood Swings (6:29)
  4. 4 Milan (8:54)
  5. 5 Break of Dawn (7:26)
  6. 6 Dirty Fellow (4:47)
  7. 7 Letting Go (6:13)
  8. 8 GK2 (4:59)
  9. 9 Cinematic Reprise (2:57)
  10. 10 Epic (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Karsh Kale Primary Artist, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Tabla, Vocals, Sampling, Vocoder, Synthesizer Bass
Bill Laswell Bass, Guest Appearance
Zakir Hussain Tabla, Guest Appearance
Lili Hayden Violin, Guest Appearance
Ajay Prasanna Guest Appearance
Damon Banks Bass
Niladri Kumar Sitar, Guest Appearance
Tapan Raj Guest Appearance
Gaurav Raina Guest Appearance
Sam "Dubfarm" Godin Keyboards, Moog Bass
Salim Merchant Keyboards, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Madras Chamber Orchestra Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Kirk Douglass Guitar
Falguni Shah Vocals
Mukesh Sharma Sarod, Guest Appearance
Ajay Prassana Bansuri
Technical Credits
Faith No More Composer
Ahmad Jamal Composer
Mike Bordin Composer
Roddy Bottum Composer
D.X.T. Pro-Tools
Brian Gardner Mastering
Bill Gould Composer
James Pankow Composer
Mike Patton Composer
Jim Martin Composer
Bob Musso Engineer
Sean Coffey Engineer
Karsh Kale Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming, beats, Atmosphere
Tapan Raj Producer
Gaurav Raina Programming, Digital Editing, drum programming, Atmosphere
Sam "Dubfarm" Godin Atmosphere
Salim Merchant Composer, String Arrangements
Mohammed Rashid Logo Design
Sankar Sury Illustrations
Tukaram Engineer
James Osterberg Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    brilliant!

    kk is definitely pushing the limits. and i love it.

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