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Kalyanji Anandji



You know it's Bollywood time again when you find classic Hindustani music, tinges of fuzz guitar and acid pop plus and a dance orchestra mixed for an album with epic anthems captivating and accessible at once. The musicians play with passion and the singers really chant their souls out to summon Krishna or just rave about tragically broken relationships and other problems of all day's life. This album really paints majestic pictures into your mind and lets you become part of a colorful movie that does only exist within your head, because you may have never experienced the Bollywood flick this score was originally written for. But Dharmatma' as an album can be enjoyed uncoupled from its function as movie soundtrack. The Indian or all in all oriental folk pop atmosphere and the sweet melodies will be enough to fire your imagination and whenever it gets mystical and haunting with fuzzed out guitar eruptions and those cobra charming Indian flute melodies on a bed of pulsating rhythms you lose touch with reality. And the Indians surely have learned much from the Western music as I can find elements of French chanson and some obviously American pop swing well assimilated with the Hindustani sound. The dynamics of this album are incredible. Eruptive folk dances and gently flowing pop tunes both find their place here and the passionate execution of these compositions will pull you from your seat or leave you floating through a fevered dream. And when the hot blooded, steaming and simmering afro funk sets in all hope is lost for you as the listener. So go ahead and go insane while travelling through the Indian jungle or shady urban entertainment establishments where you will face the same danger and seductions just in a different shape. For music lovers who dare to lose their mind.

Cat. number: FES006-1
Year: 2015

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