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People's Colony No. 1
     

People's Colony No. 1

by Temple of Sound, Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Group
 
The secret's out on the rise of London as a meeting ground for electronic music and Indo-Pakistani traditions -- and the debut volume of People's Colony represents one of its finest fusions yet. The methods and atmospherics of Western dub meet the drums and melodies of qawwali (Pakistani sacred song) in this mighty coup for postmodern trance music.

Overview

The secret's out on the rise of London as a meeting ground for electronic music and Indo-Pakistani traditions -- and the debut volume of People's Colony represents one of its finest fusions yet. The methods and atmospherics of Western dub meet the drums and melodies of qawwali (Pakistani sacred song) in this mighty coup for postmodern trance music. Temple of Sound, featuring onetime members of Transglobal Underground, makes up the contemporary side of the equation, while the qawwali factor is represented by the grand-nephews of the music's late, great monarch, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Ancient Sufi texts provide an imposing sense of awe heightened by echo-chamber effects on these downtempo reveries, and brisk, jumbo-size dance floor romps. Fans of Nusrat's own electro project, Night Song, will recognize some of the intoxicating airs offered here, while the whole Middle Eastern vibe feels very much at home in the seminal sonics of Transglobal. In the aptly monikered People's Colony, both hedonistic club-goers and spiritual music devotees alike have a great new place to revel.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2001
Label:
Real World
UPC:
0724385078927
catalogNumber:
50789

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Performance Credits

Temple of Sound   Primary Artist
Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Group   Primary Artist
Harry Beckett   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jah Wobble   Bass
Neil Sparkes   Bongos,Conga,Drums,Keyboards,Tabla,Batucada,Surdo,Zills,Latin Percussion
Larry Whelan   MIDI Sax
Count Dubulah   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Rhythm,Santouri
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan   Harmonium
Mushtaq Ahmed   Harmonium
Asif Maqbool Chishti   Vocals
Fazal Miran   Choir, Chorus
Rizwan Mujahid Ali Khan   Vocals

Technical Credits

Neil Sparkes   Programming,Producer
Count Dubulah   Programming,Producer
Cai Murphy   Engineer,drum programming
Marc Bessant   Artwork,Art Direction
Temple of Sound   Producer

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