DESI ROCK / Sonic Flare

The Final Beginning – SONIC FLARE – 2012


When I listen to some of my favourite musicians’ discographies in chronological order, the one thing that’s most apparent while album hopping is a consistent trend towards maturity. It holds true even during some catastrophic missteps and bad decisions (St. Anger, anyone?). It’s the reason why most young musicians (myself included) are so insufferable. Listening to … Continue reading

FUSION / Jonas Hellborg

Kali’s Son – JONAS HELLBORG feat. NILADRI KUMAR and SELVAGANESH – 2005


Our Indian music is fantastic. All of you should know that. It’s more complex than the most complex non-Indian music can hope to be, both in terms of melody and rhythm. Unfortunately, harmony is a concept quite alien to hardcore Indian classical musicians. It is this ‘void’ that is filled up by enlisting western instrumentalists … Continue reading