Search - Karsh Kale :: Broken English

Broken English
Karsh Kale
Broken English
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

On Broken English, Karsh balances his Indian heritage with rock and roll, hip-hop and atmospheric pop for this most diverse release to date. Kale works with a talented cast of collaborators including MC Napolean Solo, voc...  more »

      
1

Larger Image
Listen to Samples

CD Details

All Artists: Karsh Kale
Title: Broken English
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Six Degrees
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 3/21/2006
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Electronica, India & Pakistan, India, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 657036112421

Synopsis

Album Description
On Broken English, Karsh balances his Indian heritage with rock and roll, hip-hop and atmospheric pop for this most diverse release to date. Kale works with a talented cast of collaborators including MC Napolean Solo, vocalists Trixie Reiss (the Crystal Method), Sophie Michalitsianos (Sparklehorse), Diedre (Ekova), Vishal Vaid and award winning Bollywood film composer Salim Merchant

Similarly Requested CDs

 

CD Reviews

It depends on what you seek.....
Sipapu9 | Centennial, CO United States | 08/06/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I own all three of KK's solo CDs, and i recommend his work and ideas highly. If you are new to KK's work, i recommend him greatly as an artist. Whether or not you will like this CD depends on what you are looking for in a disc.

This CD veers heavily both in terms of production and in style towards being "club-heavy". If you like music to blast to 10 in your car or are trying to pump up a party, i think you'll largely enjoy this disc.

However, if you like the earlier discs because of their ability to cross genres and create/fuse ideas that meld and create exotic soundscapes and create transcendent music, i think that if you are new to KK's work, i'd recommend Liberation first and Realize second, before i'd recommend this.

For me, many of the songs on this disc lack the subtlety and nuance that you'll find particularly present on Liberation. There's not alot of depth to the vocal ideas here compared to the other discs. Liberation is very "lush" and it grew alot on me over time. Realize does a great job of straddling the line between more "pop" sounds and some great classical Indian influences and has some truly brilliant moments on it. I don't sense many truly memorable moments on this disc, it doesn't "grab me" like his earlier work has. That MAY be because the music is more oriented towards the club-goer and i am more likely to put on a KK disc while having a glass of wine with friends.

I take away one star because i find the production on this CD renders the music a bit flat. I take away a second star, because KK is an amazing talent, a talent worthy of more lofty goals (imho) than getting club-goers out there onto the dance floor. KK has the ability to get lots of amazing musicians to work together, and i was simply hoping for more experimentation than you'll find on this disc. Your mileage may vary...

This CD will remain in my collection, but its likely that if i'm going to put one of his discs on, it'll most likely be Liberation or Realize.

cheers!"
Not for me
musica | Brooklyn, NY | 03/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I have loved Karsh's previous releases, but I did not enjoy Broken English as much as I expected to. Karsh has always had a unique style and although it is great that he experimented and changed his style since every artist should, I felt like something was lost in the translation. It is original and he achieves a multi cultural sound by blending hip hop, rock, electronica, and asian influences, but overall, I found the album to be flat. There are a few good tracks, but as hard as I tried, I just couldn't get into it and found myself bored. This album sounds too "pop" and commercial for me, but aside from that, it just didn't hold my intrest. I think a lot of people will like this album, but I have a feeling that many people, like me, will be left unsatisfied and move on to a different CD to listen to."
Movin forward!
b}{zrd | 04/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Another great album from karsh kale! Unlike other ethno techno artists, this album has new fusion beats that sound nothing like his older albums. I would recommend this album to all old fans or those who want to explore ethnic old-school beats fused with new age cuts. tracks 2,3,5,12,4 stand out, but the rest are just as great."