Susheela Raman – Ghost Gamelan (feat. Samuel Mills, Gondrong Gunarto) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 40:30 minutes | 472 MB | Genre: World
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Born in London to South Indian parents, singer Susheela Raman, alongside producer/guitarist Sam Mills, has released a chain of adventurous albums and is known as an intense, captivating live performer. Spirited encounters with musicians from a wide range of backgrounds has been a hallmark of her work.
Now a new ambitious collaboration with Indonesian musicians is bearing fruit. Raman has delivered an extraordinary album ‘Ghost Gamelan’, the body of which was which was recorded in Solo, Indonesia in 2016. The album is a collaboration with Javanese contemporary gamelan composer Gondrong Guanarto and his team of virtuoso gamelan players. Gamelan, for non-initiates, is the music of Bali and Java, played mostly on tuned gongs, which has long inspired smart western music makers from Debussy, Messaien, Philip Glass and Steve Reich to Sonic Youth.Traces of its shimmering, loopy DNA are over everything from modal jazz to electronic dance music.