Asian lounge

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Publisher:
Putumayo World Music,
Pub. Date:
[2005]
Language:
Hindi
Description
Putumayo visited India and East Asia for its 2002 compilation Asian Groove, where artists like Badar Ali Khan and Bally Sagoo blended traditional instruments with scratchy hip-hop grooves and lush ambient sounds. 2005's Putumayo Presents: Asian Lounge isn't as adventurous. Selections from new age healer Deepak Chopra ("Oceans of Ecstasy," from his 2002 collection Gift of Love, Vol. 2) and Biddu Orchestra (the kitschy ethno-disco of "Eastern Journey") seem like safe picks, particularly when Putumayo's geographical frame is so large. Likewise, whether it's Prem Joshua on his own ("Funky Guru") or with a fellow multi-instrumentalist (Manish Vyas on "Water Down the Ganges"), the results are pretty similar, and pretty standard for the hundreds of chillout comps blending Western electronic elements with Eastern instrumentation and traditions. On the plus side a lilting female vocal helps Nitin Sawhney build some character into the otherwise conventional trip-hop of "Koyal," and the shamisen on "Fukaki Umi No Kanata" is nice even if the track's lounge-tronica backgrounds aren't. Overall Asian Lounge is sufficient for the casual fan -- it sustains a recognizably fusionist groove, and provides background information for anyone wishing to explore further. But that doesn't let the set off the hook for not exploring further itself. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Grouped Work IDed20f120-510c-362e-43fe-76692ee8c647
Grouping Titleasian lounge
Grouping Authoryoshida kyōdai
Grouping Categorymusic
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auth_author2Chopra, Deepak,
Ikeda, Yoichi,
Joshua, Prem,
Kosugi, Marisa,
Sawhney, Nitin, 1964-
Storper, Dan,
Vyas, Manish,
author2-roleAncient Future (Musical group),performer.
Bali Lounge (Musical group),performer.
Biddu Orchestra,performer.
Blue Asia (Musical group),performer.
Chopra, Deepak,performer.
Ikeda, Yoichi,performer.
Joshua, Prem,performer.
Kosugi, Marisa,performer.
Nataraj XT (Musical group),performer.
Putumayo World Music.
Sawhney, Nitin,1964-performer.
Storper, Dan,producer.
Vyas, Manish,performer.
Xcultures (Music project),performer.
Yoshida Kyōdai,performer.
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subject_facetLounge music -- Asia -- 2001-2010
Popular music
Popular music -- Asia -- 2001-2010
Sound recordings
World beat (Music)
World music
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