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Living Colours

by Nadaka & The Basavaraj Brothers

"An acoustic fusion of Indian Classical music with a contemporary feel"
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Hamsa Leela part 1 ( Pallavi )
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2. Hamsa Leela part 2 ( Swara Jati )
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3. Rangavati part 1 ( Sitar intro )
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4. Rangavati part 2 ( Tirana )
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5. Caprice part 1 ( Silver Flute intro )
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6. Caprice part 2
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7. Chakra part 1 ( Guitar & Flute intro )
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8. Chakra part 2 ( Pallavi )
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9. Chakra part 3 ( Guitar solo with Kanjira )
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10. Chakra part 4 ( Violin solo with Ghatam )
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11. Chakra part 5 ( Sitar solo with Tabla )
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12. Chakra part 6 (Flute solo with Mridangam )
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13. Chakra part 7 ( Sara Jati )
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14. Chakra part 8 ( Percussion solo )
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15. Surya Shakti part 1 ( Guitar intro )
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16. Surya Shakti part 2 ( Pallavi & Flute solo )
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17. Surya Shakti part 3 ( Pallavi & Guitar solo )
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18. Shanti
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Living Colours. Review
by Robert Kaye/ abstractlogix,com
Happily, in the rousing world of East-West "fusion," there continues to be pioneering artists who experiment and successfully concoct their own worldly amalgams. The Beatles, Shakti/Remember Shakti, L. Shankar (& Gingger), L. Subramaniam, Ravi Shankars ground-breaking works, Curandero, Trilok Gurtu, Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Vinayakram Brothers, and Prasanna are among the top echelon of these fusionistic forerunners.
To that esteemed roster one may rightfully add the Quebec-born guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, Nadaka. Since moving to India three decades ago, he has immersed himself in both Indias music and philosophy. Which, given the depth of both disciplines, is saying much. Dedicated to the ideals of Indias revolutionary yogi, Sri Aurobindo, as a resident of the international settlement of Auroville in south India, Nadaka has been privileged to study with some Indias master musicians, including percussionists Vikku Vinayakram and Shivamani. In other words, Nadakas understanding of ragas and talas is an integral part of his being, not just a passing musical novelty.
"Living Colours" reflects Nadakas organic perception of Indian music; its something he lives in, not just with, everyday. Five brothers, the talented, well-trained sons of reputed Indian flautist Sudharshana Rao Basavaraj, join him. Along with Nadakas custom-made, scallop-fretted acoustic guitar, there are bansuri, silver flute, violin, sitar, tabla, mridangam, ghatam, kanjira, tampura and vocals (including bhols-rhythmic syllables).
There are several standout tracks throughout the well-crafted album. The epic piece "Chakra," which clocks in at nearly 30 minutes, gives each instrumentalist and percussionist a well-deserved opportunity to shine. Divided into eight sections, each features various combinations of percussion and melodic instruments (i.e., Index 9, guitar solo with kanjira; Index 10, violin solo with ghatam; Index 12, flute solo with mridangam; etc.). The final section features a rousing duet between mridangam and tabla -- albeit too short.
The playful "Caprice" begins with a meandering "minor key" in surya raga performed by Balasai on silver flute, Raghavendra on violin, Shivaramakrishna on sitar and Nadaka on acoustic guitar. Suddenly, the violin sets the rhythmic cadence with short, staccato strokes, as Nadaka jumps in with a Robert Fripp-like ostinato on guitar. Violin and flute pirouette around each others melodic lines, as the other instruments pulsate the subdued 7/4 tala. Interestingly-perhaps for some, disappointingly-the song ends without any further development; the two percussionists sit this one out.
Nonetheless, each track is strong in and of its own right. There arent any superfluous moments here. Hence, this album unquestionably deserves a venerated slot in anyones library of East/West Fusion and/or Classical Indian music. Its subtle (and at times overt) brilliance will be treasured throughout repeated listening sessions.

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Mankh

Living colours
Wonderful East Indian fusion. The opening track "Hamsa" is a catchy tune with some of the most beautiful violin i have ever heard, and even though the violin segments on that song are brief a little bit of heartfelt musical bliss goes a long way. Excellent music for driving or at home. On one track the Indian scatlike vocals lend a touch of humor. Overall a fabulous blend of bouncy and reflective. Like Ravi Shankar with a little extra fusion flair.
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