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Rasa Exotica II
     

Rasa Exotica II

by Donna d'Cruz
 
Like its predecessor in the series, Rasa Exotica II misleads just a little bit with its Egyptian-flavored cover art and subliminal hints of Indian philosophy. Where you might be led to expect lulling drones and soggy new age mysticism, what you actually get is a panoply of world music dance traditions all processed through a

Overview

Like its predecessor in the series, Rasa Exotica II misleads just a little bit with its Egyptian-flavored cover art and subliminal hints of Indian philosophy. Where you might be led to expect lulling drones and soggy new age mysticism, what you actually get is a panoply of world music dance traditions all processed through a filter of chugging house and other thoroughly modern club/electronica subgenres. The result is, for the most part, quite effective and even compelling. Ghostland's "Guide Me God" is not only a fine track on its own, but is also notable for offering what is probably the first recorded collaboration between Natacha Atlas and Sinéad O'Connor; the Major Boys' "Sous le Soleil" combines a house beat, French lyrics, and Bahia-style drumming to fine effect, and Edouard de Tricasse's "Taj Mahal Wind" is equally danceable and fun, if a bit too long. But the program hits its peak on track nine, with a remix of Llorca's cross-cultural "Indigo Blues." Not everything on this album is spectacular, but a fair amount of it is. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Rasa Music
UPC:
0661868314298
catalogNumber:
83142

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donna d'Cruz   Primary Artist
Nicole Graham   Vocals
Sydney   Vocals
Bobby Bunnungurr   Chant
Gérard Langella   Conductor
Kylie Auldist   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kaori Keneko   Vocals

Technical Credits

Nicole Graham   Composer
Jack Flavelle   Producer
Paris Grey   Composer
Kevin Saunderson   Composer
Tom Silverman   Executive Producer
Adam Plack   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Keith McDonnell   Producer,Remixing
Kenny Dope   Producer,Executive Producer
Roy Holmon   Composer
"Little" Louie Vega   Producer,Executive Producer
Edouard de Tricasse   Composer,Producer
Donna d'Cruz   Producer,Liner Notes,Concept,Track Selection
Anu Pillai   Producer,Remixing
Franck Keller   Producer
Gérard Langella   Composer,Producer
E. Pannozzo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
JC Sindress   Composer
Aurélia Ikor   Composer
Mimmo Pisino   Composer
Chris Hampshire   Producer,Remixing
Chris Bovet   Composer
Jaba Seiler   Composer
Pascal Brunkow   Producer
Stan Lefort   Composer

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