Tala Matrix

Tala Matrix

by Tabla Beat Science


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Tala Matrix

This fantasy session gathers ambient guru Bill Laswell and tablatronics mastermind Talvin Singh together with jazz percussion alchemist Trilok Gurtu, vocalist and sarangi master Ustad Sultan Khan, and Northern India's premier contemporary tabla player Zakir Hussain for a wildly mathematic fête of beats 'n electronica. While Laswell, Singh, and Gurtu are long-associated with such cross-pollination, the rest of the classically trained cast are not exactly strangers to it; Hussain got his cyber groove on for Laswell's Hear No Evil and Hallucination Engine projects, while Khan has jammed with Ornette Coleman and appears on DJ Cheb i Sabbah's Maha Maya set. Here, mesmerizing bass lines, drone tones, and smooth swells of techno melody dress Hussain's rhythmic virtuosity in an array of enchanting and sometimes chilling dreamscapes. "Devotional" maximizes the East-West convergence with dulcet bowing and chanting by Khan and ragamuffin programming, while "Big Brother" rides a quietly funky backbeat. The thoroughly extraterrestrial "Triangular Objects" verges into drum 'n' bass territory, passing the percussion through a cornucopia of effects filters. Strap on the psychic seat-belt for this four-dimensional exploration of the beat.

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Release Date: 09/12/2000
Label: Palm Pictures (Audio
UPC: 0660200204624
catalogNumber: 2046
Rank: 91416

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