Decided to put my tunes up 4 FREE download. Enjoy.
Archive for Music
I grew up with my dad having a record collection exceeding several thousands of albums. Say what you will…nothing beats a (good) turntable and vinyl. A nice docu and interesting piece of music history. Enjoy. (-°-)
For years I’ve been cooking up half baked tunes and tracks that never made it any further than a Hard-Drive or a self-run website.
Never thought that anybody would actually be interested in them. But some rather nice comments (by some friends and others) recently on a few tracks (that I did share) made me decide to send some of my brews to a few labels. Only a few days ago I got contacted by – Chill Om Records – a label based in Delhi/India. If I would be interested for them to release – Learning – (the tune that I made for Cheb I Sabbah) as a single and putting it on a compilation also. And in time maybe releasing an album. I got the news last Monday, and I’m still on a happy buzz. :) We’ll see what comes of it…but the mere fact that someone noticed me and even liked it enough to release it through their label…never could ‘ave imagined that.
Big ups! to -Chill Om Records – thanks guys! (-°-)
Yes, it’s been a while…
Been busy working on my little home-studio and self-educating a bit on some new machinery during the last few months.
Will share some pictures and soundz soon.;)
The world’s been busy as usual and lots of good and less good stuff happened on this little planet.
I’ll pick two. nice…and sad…balance must be. (-°-)
First, the sad news.On 27th of November 2011, the great sarangi master
- Ustad Sultan Khan – passed away.
Been a great fan of his sarangi playing and singing for years, and even managed to see him perform with – Tabla Beat Science -
in London (2003).
Thank you for the beautiful music. (-°-)
About two months ago Star World (India) started to air a series called the Dewarists.
The series brings together musicians of different backgrounds but mainly Indian musicians as it is also filmed on
various locations in India. The musicians meet at a certain location, ranging from jungle to desert, and in a few days they record a song/track together.
The show is presented by Monica Dogra (Shaair&Func) and
she does a fantastic job. (She also joins the musicians on a few tracks.
As I write, so far 9 episodes have been aired. The neat thing is that only several hours after it’s being aired in India
it is put on youtube for the rest of the world to watch. :)
Here are my three most favourite episodes so far. A bit biased perhaps, but my favourite ones all seem to have a musician in there
who is/was linked with the Asian Underground/Asian Massive scene.
Starting with the latest episode (so far) which is episode 9 featuring Karsh Kale. Second one in line (episode 8) is starring MidivalPunditz and Humble The Poet.
And number three (episode 5) with Shri (Badmarsh&Shri) and Monica Dogra.
Due to a few reasons…my venturing in and around India will be far less, unfortunately, than what it used to be. And apart from the country itself, the culture, the people, the food, the weather, the hospitality, etc. I will be missing some of the travellers that I befriended over the many years.
One of these travellers in particular is a busker who goes by the name of Davide Swarup. He’s originally from Italy and was, until recently, based (during the European summers) in Amsterdam cause the busking wasn’t too bad there. These days, with European summers getting wetter than they already used to be and the growing (fascist) regulations, busking doesn’t seem like a reliable source of income anymore in certain parts of Europistan.
What makes Davide stand out (apart from his beautiful personality) among other buskers for example is his choice of instrument. He plays an instrument which looks a bit like a U.F.O. but sounds like a harp almost. The instrument’s called a “Hang” and was “invented” in Switzerland about a decade ago. Due to, I find, a rather weird company-policy the instrument is extremely difficult to obtain and I heard that one can be on a waiting-list for up to two, three years before actually getting your hands on one.
The relaxing and beautiful sounds that vibrate from the Hang,when he plays in a public park for example, always pulls a curious crowd. After all, we’ve all seen a trillion of buskers doing ze thing with ze guitar and zinging yet another version of some Rolling Stones cover. (Well, not all buskers are like that of course ;) but ya know woddeyeMean.
But Davide and his Hang are not just only a Hot-item in the public parks of Europe…he get’s invited to Siberia, India, Russia, Ibiza and other exotic destinations to perform solo or with other great performers of those regions sometimes.
Attached are some vids and a link 2 A free download (of a session I had with Davide, while he stayed at our place in Belgistan).
Davide Swarup & India Arie
Davide in Jerusalem
Davide on Indian T.V.