Pyramid in Your Backyard

Pyramid in Your Backyard

by Praful
     
 

To some electronica enthusiasts, it might seem like a contraction to describe Praful as a saxophonist who has some relevance to electronica. If electronica is all about synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers, samplers, and the like, how can a saxman possibly have any relevance to electronica? Isn't "saxophone electronica" sort of like kosherSee more details below

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To some electronica enthusiasts, it might seem like a contraction to describe Praful as a saxophonist who has some relevance to electronica. If electronica is all about synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers, samplers, and the like, how can a saxman possibly have any relevance to electronica? Isn't "saxophone electronica" sort of like kosher pork or vegetarian sausage? But electronica doesn't have to be 100 percent electronic -- it can involve a combination of electronic programming and real instruments (and often does). Besides, Praful never claimed to be an electronica purist -- actually, it is difficult to say exactly how Pyramid in Your Backyard should be categorized. It's probably best to describe this 2005 release as a hybrid mixture of electronic club/dance grooves (including trip-hop, chillout, and ambient), pop-jazz, and world music. Of course, world music is a very broad, far-reaching term -- and on Pyramid in Your Backyard, it means everything from Indian, Arabic, and Middle Eastern music to Brazilian samba. This is a largely instrumental CD, but if Praful (who plays guitar, keyboards, and the Indian bansuri flute in addition to his tenor and soprano sax) is essentially an instrumentalist, he is an instrumentalist who isn't afraid to feature the occasional vocalist when it is appropriate -- including himself. Praful does much more playing than singing, but he does sing lead on the moody "Naked." Pyramid in Your Backyard is not a perfect CD; some of the tunes are more successful than others. But the disc has more ups than downs -- and the fact that Praful is hard to pigeonhole is a definite plus.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
Label:
Encoded Music
UPC:
0026656425424
catalogNumber:
4254
Rank:
216917

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Praful   Primary Artist,Flute,Guitar,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Melodica,Tanpura,Bansuri,fender rhodes
Katia Moraes   Vocals
Wolf   Keyboards,keyboard bass
Afra Mussawisade   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Darbouka,Kanjira,Pandeiro,Repique,Djembe,Ghatam,Krkaba,Shaker,Tavil,Bendir,Gome
Roberto Adani   Bass,Piano,Keyboards,Wurlitzer,Voice Bag
Sandhya Sanjana   Vocals
Sudha   Vocals
David Rothschild   Trombone
Adani   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,keyboard bass
Martin Denev   fender rhodes
Rene Dissell   Bass Guitar,Double Bass

Technical Credits

Wolf   Sound Effects,Audio Production
Germán Ortiz   Engineer
Praful   Composer,Audio Production
Bart Thimbles   Executive Producer
Roberto Adani   Arranger,Composer,Special Effects,Producer,Engineer,Dub Mixing
Errol Lem   Mastering
Sandhya Sanjana   Arranger
Adani   Sound Effects,Audio Production

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