Alien Chatter | Music For Aliens

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Music For Aliens

by Alien Chatter

Jazztronica featuring Indian Tabla drums and acoustic jazz piano
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kervah Swings
5:48 album only
2. Deep Space Six
4:21 album only
3. We're All Connected
4:59 album only
4. Rhythms...
6:16 album only
5. Leo 1
5:25 album only
6. Sagittarius A
2:52 album only
7. Ac 7
4:38 album only
8. Shadow World
5:42 album only
9. Parallel Universe
5:08 album only
10. Cosmos Expanded
5:10 album only
11. Echoes of the Big Bang
4:21 album only
12. Persistence of Memory
4:27 album only
13. We're Not From Here
5:09 album only
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Album Notes
--Spacey Electronics with Exotic Rhythms --

"Their shit's trippy, funked-up and jazzilicious, laced with extra helpings of curry powder or double doses of chill-pill, depending on which way their galactically informed muses sway them."
Tom Cheney, The LA Weekly, June 11-17, 2004

If you have made it this far then you are truly someone with ears for a new sound, and you're in the right place.

Alien Chatter is the unexpected duo of Indian percussionist Satnam Ramgotra and keyboardist Rodney Lee. “Music for Aliens”, their debut release, is a sophisticated blend of atmospheric electronic textures and exotic rhythms. It’s an eclectic mix of Indian tabla drums, acoustic piano, synths, beatbox, spoken word in a primordial soup of electronics. The resulting experience is what happens when Massive Attack meets Tabla Beat Science and chill with the martians.

In the tradition of John McLaughlin, Shakti, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Zakir Hussain, and Talvin Singh, Alien Chatter is forging new ground with it's modern take on East meets West.

"When we began to work on this project, we totally let the music and our collective influences take over. We had no idea what the end result would be. So when we began playing the music for our friends we were blown away by the overwhelming positive response! I hope you enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed making it"
Rodney Lee



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Tony Thompson

Love the energy! Love the way the styles and musical backgrounds interact so organically.

Lasse Myren

The base for this music is the piano-trio (in this case a duo), then spiced up with eastern flavours (tablas, oud etc) and a psychedelic funk-groove - one of a kind.

Pony Boy

Alien Chatter makes driving around Los Angeles feel good!!!
Rodney and Satnam came together with major skills and musical touch to create Alien Chatter, real music. It is soulful, witty, exciting, mellow, very dynamic, and throughout it all, it has major groove. If you cant feel this music, you must be a zombie or something. Alien Chatter makes driving around Los Angeles feel good!!!


Jazz/Electronica rolled up with traditional/classical South Asian beats
Jazz/Electronica rolled up with traditional/classical South Asian beats is something we have all heard before, but it's rare to hear it done so well done, especially Stateside.

You could, leave this album playing allowing it to be the melodious background music that soothes your night at home or, let it's haunting beauty wander all over your spine stimulating your body bit by bit.

The utter lack of presumption combined with an unerring ability to lay out beats, where neither the East nor West takes over the other is a harmonious quality missing in most of this album's counter parts. Here the tabla isn't added as an afterthought, it holds its lead in the crowd yet allows the other instruments to have their moment to shine. This isn't the new age of fusion - you know "fusion for the sake of fusion" - this is two guys doing something that feels right to them and you hear it.

Get the album! But, only if you want some of the best Electronified Jazz cooing in and out of you, cleansing every pore in your body.

dennis j

kick back and relax
I heard these guys on NPR. Unlikely combo of intruments that works really well. I love it.


Unique Combination
Satnam!! Never thought the tablas would have any connection to the piano! But it mixes well! Very creative! Good music to listen to when you feel like relaxing and it let's out the stress of school haha! Nice stuff, you enspire me to compose my own music like yours and your group Niyaz! I'll start on the piano now!


Nice combination of styles
I ordered this CD after reading an interview in NewAge Reporter with the band. The combination of jazz piano and tablas is nice, typically relaxing, and involving, without drifting into background music, while avoiding jazz cliches.

I enjoy the instrumental pieces the best, as I find that the poems don't match the high level of creativity in the rest of the music.


Really incredible, head clearing muse, glass of wine not necessary at the end of the day, recycle with this...! The vibration is excellent!


Very cool listening
Heard about the Aliens on NPR. I am always looking for new music. They have a great sound!! I highly recommend the disk. I look forward to future chatter from the Aliens. Good experience with CD BABY too.

ENJOY the vibe!


Satnam, Rodney!!
Love the work..Fantastic vibe and lovely piano phrasing...
Highly recommended. GO, you two!
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