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Walking On Import

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Shankar/State Of Bengal ~ Walking On

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Loathe as anyone should be to reinforce vapid cultural clichés, nothing other than shagadelic truly describes this collaboration between pop sitar player Ananda Shankar (nephew of Ravi) and Sam Zaman, the musician and producer known as State of Bengal. Walking On is a sonic journey back to a time when the sitar's sound automatically signified "psychedelic," a time when composer John Barry's sassy film themes were the ne plus ultra of bachelor-pad sophistication. Shankar (who died shortly after completing the album) plays surf sitar, rock sitar, EZ-listening sitar, and German soundtrack sitar (fans of high-speed jazz-rock sitar, however, are directed to Ashwin Batish). Although Shankar's playing sometimes sounds at odds with Zaman's techno beats, the two make a convincing case for "the '90s is the '60s upside down" argument. --Richard Gehr

1. Walking On
2. Tori
3. Pluck
4. Alma Ata
5. Jungle Symphony (Live)
6. Betelnutters
7. Tanusree
8. Throw Down
9. Love & Passion
10. Reverse
11. Streets Of Calcutta (Live)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 29, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Real World
  • ASIN: B00002DEMX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #481,931 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 9, 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you are looking for only traditional sitar music then just keep on clicking to the Grampa Shankar section because you won't be happy with this CD I bet. Likewise, if you are looking only for old-school 60s psychedelia/70s rock keep on truckin to those respective sections. And if pure 90s technobeats are your only destination then thump on by this one because this CD will only disappoint or confuse you.
BUT if you are looking for something that could somehow combine ALL of those categories then check this CD out! These musicians actually made it work somehow.
- The song "Betelnutters" is, what, Aphex Twin in the Bombay version of Motown?
- "Alma Ata" is, er, Bangladeshi surf-prog-rock with the Beatles playing rhythm?
- "Jungle Symphony" is, hm, Jethro Tull as a whirling mondo-gypsy on too much curry?
- "Tori" makes me want to gallop a horse or do the frug or something. Both?
Anyways, I thought it might get muddy or lose its energy with time but the CD has plenty of great musicianship and compositional complexity to hold up to repeat listenings. And the grooves just don't let go either. I've been having a ball with this cd. Your Mileage May Vary.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Uncle Mojo Righteous on March 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I purchased this album in search of a beat-heavy Indian-influenced new sound. It came across relatively slow on the first track but picked up as the CD progressed. If you are looking to hear solid and heavy drum-and-bass style rave music then look elsewhere, you wont find it here. If you are looking for the fusion of Hendrix style rock, 70's car-chase disco-funk, and the trip-hop trance of State of Bengal then this is the album for you. The 6th and 10th tracks are two of the best, but of course, you can't preview the audio of those tracks here (figures eh?). This CD is a juicy morsel that you could take to any musical feast and be proud to serve. But hey, don't just take my word for it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Meathook Williams on August 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Here's a absolutely unique disc that marks the passing of an Indian music great who had one foot firmly placed in the history of American rock music as well. Thirty years ago, Ananda Shankar came to California to savor the psychedelic music scene firsthand. The mood for experimentation, perhaps at it's zenith then, found Shankar jamming with Jimi Hendrix, among others. Incredibly hard to find, some of his records have recently been re-released, posthumously. Shankar died at 56 just over a year ago, when he failed to recover after a simple hernia operation. This album had been recently finished, and he was working on the second with this agregation. He was the nephew of Ravi, and the son of India's most renowned dancers. His own wife, Tanushree is herself a choreographer. The artistry and appeal of this disc, which can't help but bring his music to a larger audience, makes his passing all the more heartbreaking. Once again, my hat's off to the forsighted and principled folks at Realworld for expanding the the sights of countless music fans throughout the world with this, and other fine releases. It is, of course, hard to describe music with this many facets, but I'm going to try anyway. First of all, by virtue of it's instrumentation, imbued with an obvious sub-continental sound, it shares an immediate kinship with Indian film music,"filmi". But it's so much more. It doesn't seem as comical, as whimsical as your average soundtrack from India. The arrangements are fantastic, totally captivating. The lineup of instruments is not as crowded as are most filmi albums, and the entire disc is without vocals. This makes it undoubtedly easier on the ears of the average listener in the west.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hitty Sharma on October 18, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The great man returns with an explosive yet beautiful mix of east meets west. All the traditional Indian instruments are there with Ananda Ji at his magical best on the sitar, and with backing beats from the UK's Asian Underground scene giants, State of Bengal, this album is a must have for all fans of fusion everywhere. The album opens with the title track, Walking On, which slowly takes your mind away from the real world into the land where Ananda is king and where he controls your mind. From then on you are at his mercy, you have no control through the amazing live recording of the Jungle Symphony right up to the equally amazing live recording of Streets Of Calcutta. Then you wake up and realise that the last hour of your life was the best time of your life. Totally amazing, totally brilliant. Ananda Ji, we look up and salute you and simply say 'thank you'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I purchased this album on the day that Amazon released it. It's a terrific collection of the late Ananda Shankar's music (here, he's with State of Bengal). If you liked the album "Ananda Shankar" (with Light My fire, Snowflower, Raghupati) -- and how can one not like THAT album; it never left my mind since the first time I heard it nearly 20 years ago -- you're very likely to enjoy this new album too. The number "Pluck" is my current favorite; I also find myself returning to the live versions of "Streets of Calcutta" and "Jungle Symphony." Highly recommended! The musical genius that is Ananda Shankar is sorely missed (he died in March 1999).
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