Psychic Karaoke

Psychic Karaoke

by Transglobal Underground
     
 

There's worldbeat, and then there's worldbeat. Psychic Karaoke starts off with "Chariot," during the seven-minute course of which you get to hear Middle Eastern percussion, a string section, bruising breakbeats, a Cockney rapper, and Natacha Atlas warbling like a dancehall muezzin. So much for track one. And it only gets better,See more details below

Overview

There's worldbeat, and then there's worldbeat. Psychic Karaoke starts off with "Chariot," during the seven-minute course of which you get to hear Middle Eastern percussion, a string section, bruising breakbeats, a Cockney rapper, and Natacha Atlas warbling like a dancehall muezzin. So much for track one. And it only gets better, at least for a while: "Mouth Wedding" is a more Afrocentric outing with a surprising Adrian Sherwood/African Headcharge ambience, and "A Tongue of Flame" is a snaky, satisfying reggae workout. But things start to bog down a bit by the end, and as you approach the 78th minute of this generous album, you might be forgiven for checking to make sure you didn't accidentally hit the "repeat" button on your CD player. Psychic Karaoke is strong and effective medicine, but it's best taken in measured doses.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/1997
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811152420
catalogNumber:
11524

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Transglobal Underground   Primary Artist
Natacha Atlas   Vocals
Dinah Beamish   Cello
Jocelyn Pook   Violin,Viola
Sonia Slany   Violin
Sian Bell   Cello
Nawazish Ali Khan   Vocals
Neil Sparkes   Vocals,Djembe
T.U.U.P.   Conga,Vocals
Larry Whelan   Clarinet,Ney,Shenai
Count Dubulah   Bass
Johnny Kalsi   Dhol
Alex Kasiek   Flute,Keyboards,Vocals,Melodica
Hamid Mantu   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Kid Ouzo   Double Bass
Deepak Ram   Flute
Julia Singleton   Violin
Ashiq Ali   Tabla

Technical Credits

Sabres of Paradise   Remixing
Paul Tipler   Producer
Larry Whelan   Contributor,String Arrangements
Transglobal Underground   Producer
Count Dubulah   Programming
Alex Kasiek   Programming
Hamid Mantu   Programming

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