3 Cities

3 Cities

by Bombay Dub Orchestra
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3 Cities

The second outing from the Bombay Dub Orchestra pretty much picks up from where they left off last time, although there's perhaps less emphasis on the dub aspect and more on the lovely chill-out melodies heavily ornamented by strings from Mumbai, Chennai, and London. Although it starts off with swooshing Cairo-style strings on "Egypt by Air," the main focus, as before, is on India. At lot of the time they're content to keep things quiet and lush, with the orchestra ornamenting the small, pretty melodies, but at times they do kick off, as on "Monsoon Malabar" or the epic "Amina," which shifts through moods, emerging from swooping grandeur and heavy drums to the quiet of a voice and hammered dulcimer at the end. It's all very carefully arranged and quite gorgeous, like a giant confection, but there's also substance at the heart of it. The melodies might seem gentle, but there's real craft to them in the way they build and develop. It's a lovely record -- and for once, the word lovely is truly apt -- wrapping gorgeous sheets of sound around the listener, which makes it perfect for late-night listening.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
Label: Six Degrees
UPC: 0657036115323
catalogNumber: 1153
Rank: 91612

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Performance Credits

Bombay Dub Orchestra   Primary Artist
Garry Hughes   Keyboards
Dilshad Khan   Sarangui
Ulhas Bapat   Santoor
Suresh Lalwani   Violin
Jonathan Mayer   Sitar
Selvaraj Prabakar   Viola
Sunil Das   Sitar
Kamal Pradhan   Violin
V.R. Shekar   Cello
Will Brown   Drums
Ashwin Srinivasan   Bansuri
Hamsika Iyer   Vocals
R.K. Vijayendaran   Cello
Sandeep Thakur   Viola
Jitu Thakur   Violin
Suresh Tamayaiya   Violin
Madhu Suthnan   Percussion
Srinu   Cello
Puran Singh   Violin
Rizwan Sheikh   Viola
Gopnath Sett   Viola
P.J. Sebastion   Violin
K. Sasikumar   Violin
Sheik Imam Saheb   Viola
Tapas Roy   Saz,Oud,Rebab,Santoor

Technical Credits

Garry Hughes   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Michael Snyder   Art Direction
Andrew T. Mackay   Audio Production
Chinmaya Harshe   Engineer
Deepak Sneh   Adaptation,translation
Sethu   Engineer
Harshad Sathe   Engineer
Sachin Roy   Engineer

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