On Cinema, London born and New York raised Karsh Kale balances his Indian heritage with rock 'n' roll, and atmospheric pop for his most diverse release to date. On this, his fourth studio release, Kale works with a talented cast of collaborators including label-mates the Midival Punditz and vocalists Vishal Vaid, Shahid Siddiqui, Anne Rani & Monica Dogra. Once again, Kale has found a way to incorporate his roots into a thoroughly modern context. His first solo album, in 2001, Realize, established the young tabla-playing producer as a major force in the Asian Massive movement , Liberation, was a highly polished, tightly-produced collection that Kale and his band could perform live and Broken English brought hip hop and rock influences into his already eclectic musical mix. Since his last studio album, Kale has released an acclaimed duet record & toured with sitar phenomenon Anoushka Shankar (Ravi's daughter & musical heir) as well as establishing himself as a lm composer in India, where he and the Midival Punditz have forged a successful soundtrack production partnership. In addition, Kale's touring pro file has continued to grow as he has been a featured performer in major festivals around the world catering to everything from jam band to electronica audiences. This year he even had a new composition premiered to critical raves by the prestigious Bang On A Can All Stars at Carnegie Hall's Merkin Concert Hall. Cinema pulls together all of the creative strands in Karsh Kale's formidable musical palette and the result is the freshest, most creative & most accessible record yet from this amazing artist.