Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bombay The Hard Way: Guns, Cars And Sitars
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Soundtracks
The Indian film-soundtrack cassettes that can be had for a couple of bucks at any Indian spice shop have long been one of the best buys in prerecorded music. Despite the fact that hundreds of fresh titles are cranked out a... more »
The Indian film-soundtrack cassettes that can be had for a couple of bucks at any Indian spice shop have long been one of the best buys in prerecorded music. Despite the fact that hundreds of fresh titles are cranked out assembly-line style each year, they maintain a remarkable consistency of quality. This CD's ostensible mission is to introduce the uninitiated hipster to the sitar-, string-, and synthesizer-laden grooves that characterize the incidental music for most "Bollywood" productions. But album producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura has heavily tampered with the original tracks, giving the songs inanely ironic new titles and even dubbing in additional drum and sitar in an effort to put his stamp on the music. Easily angered purists should steer clear; for others, it offers entertaining enough background listening. --Charley Gothic
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