Album Review

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga: 1970-1983 [coll] – [World Psychedelic Funk Classics]

MSTiZA   3/9/2011   12-inch, International

Featured on this release is the golden years, 1970-83 of Indian Psych-Funk sounds. R.D. (Rahul Dev) Burman’s music on these tracks that is theatrical and soundtrack-ish. It’s no wonder what his influences are considering he is the son of the Bollywood music director, Sachin Dev (S.D.) Burman. Kalyanji Anandji are two brothers, one of who scored many films. Their sound is heavier and considered to show more of the western influence. Keith Kanga of Atomic Forest had taken to recreating versions of british and American film scores. His work shows moer variety than that of the previously mentioned artists. Horns, percussion, flange, abstractions & drama are laid about like saris tossed to the wind in a dance sequence. Bhangra and Dandiya elements are found in between original Indian compositions & interpretations of western songs. Fans of surf, psych, funk, will enjoy this all with an international spin.

3WR: Droppin’ the Bombay

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