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|Sheila Chandra||Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Voices, Bells, Sargum|
|Steve Coe||Synthesizer, Piano, Bells, Ektara|
|Preston Heyman||Chimes, Cymbals, Drums, Gong, Gamelan, Bells, Cabasa, Shaker, Santoor, Wind Chimes, Hi Hat|
|Martin Smith||Synthesizer, Bass, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Sitar, Tamboura, Bells, Santoor|
|Dharambir Singh||Sitar, Tamboura, Dilruba|
|Sheila Chandra||Contributor, Liner Notes|
|Steve Coe||Producer, Contributor|
|Martin Smith||Engineer, Contributor|
Posted October 1, 2010
I love Sheila Chandra, she is an innovative vocalist and blends well with all the instrument. All the vocals are based on the Indian styles of bols (the rhythmic syllables spoken by Indian percussionists) and sargam (syllables and phrases similar to the European "do-re-mi"). The ten tracks -- titled "Quiet 1," "Quiet 2," and so on -- are mesmerizing layers of voice, Indian stringed instruments, piano, percussion, chimes, and synthesizer. On "Quiet 3," Chandra's voice was overdubbed 384 times to create a suspended floating cloud, while pianist Steve Coe lays down a repetitive, hypnotic track that sounds like temple bells. "Quiet 4" comes close to jazz scat singing as Chandra dramatically piles on layers of three-dimensional rhythmic bols be sure to wear headphones for full appreciation of the trippy effect. Many guest artists contribute to the album's success, creating a unified sound and concept and allowing the listener to meld with the music. great great great.. Just greatWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
This was the first time I had ever heard of Sheila Chandra or her music. She has a beautiful voice and displays an amazing range of vocal tones throughout the album. My personal favorite is ''Quiet No. 4'', which MUST be heard to be fully appreciated for the Vocal Art that it is. The other selections on the album move wonderfully through an emotional range that seems to reflect the stages of a persons life and their appreciation for having been able to live it. Sheila is a Beautiful Woman and Artist and I hope she will be making more music that is this outstanding for most of this New Century!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.