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Quiet
Sheila Chandra
Quiet
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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Quiet, initially released by Indipop in 1984, marks vocalist Sheila Chandra's departure from the pop dance-beat style of her work with Monsoon, and lays the foundation for her successive recordings. These 10 pieces of a c...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sheila Chandra
Title: Quiet
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Release Date: 1/25/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Far East & Asia, India & Pakistan, India
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724384862121

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Quiet, initially released by Indipop in 1984, marks vocalist Sheila Chandra's departure from the pop dance-beat style of her work with Monsoon, and lays the foundation for her successive recordings. These 10 pieces of a cycle (entitled Quiet 1-10) are layer upon layer of traditional Indian instrumentation coupled with Chandra's now trademark wordless vocals. Even at this stage in her early development and musical collaboration with Martin Smith and her husband Steve Coe, Chandra's exotic voicing registers as something quite special. Not as nuanced or centered as later work like AboneCroneDrone or Zen Kiss, Quiet remains an ambitious and innovative selection in what would become world music. --Paige La Grone

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Speaking in Tongues is Indian drum language
W. Buttler | Croydon Hills, Victoria Australia | 08/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Have to comment on this - whether you like the effect or not, the "meaningless cacophony" remarked on by at least one reviewer of Sheila's CDs is actually the complex system of "bols" or syllables used by teachers of traditional Indian drumming to pass on the "thekas" or rhythm patterns to their students. Each syllable represents a particular drum stroke, and it is a very effective way of memorising and explaining the patterns."
The Syllables
Nick Cartier | Shangri La, Tibet | 11/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have heard many people wonder about and often criticize Ms. Chandra's use of non-lyrical syllables in her music... and I thought maybe i would try to clarify, so that future listeners are not scared off. The syllables very closely resemble the drumming sounds used in Indian classical music. Any person who has studied even the smallest amount of Indian music will see the similarities in them instantly. These sounds are called "bols" and are a way to recite what the drums play, used both for practice with rhythms and sung musically. So in effect, a seasoned Indian drummer could listen to Sheila's voice and play it back to her on his instrument. They aren't nonsense..."
Thirsty ears?
mali | Minneapolis | 09/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"if you have thirsty ears listen to sheila chandra. i bought her first album and immediatly fell in love with her voice. Chandra pours her voice like water, it is as free as liquid. The background music for her vocal melodies is like the tea after she has poured her warm watery voice. The taste is organic, and will leave your soul feeling cleansed. Listen to this album while making love, and you will expereience something entirely new!"