This beautiful and utterly unique instrumental disc was made by one of most powerful creative pairings in New York City music in recent years: sitarist Chris Rael and tabla player Deep Singh, of the band Church of Betty. In Betty's heyday of the late '90s and early 2000s, Rael and Singh built the audience for the band by playing in the subways of New York. It was hot, sweaty work, and the duo never failed to draw enormous crowds. They became part of the fabric of the New York subway. Tunnel Ragas
was made to sell underground. It is sitar-tabla music, with subtle production and instrumental variations from track to track to keep things spicy, and also contains several raucous jams recorded live in the New York subway. According to the All Music Guide, 'Tunnel Ragas is at once pure, devotional, improvisational and profanely urban, a fascinating listen.'