Tracks / Samples:

  1. Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
  2. Horizontal Pathway
  3. As Is
  4. Masqualero
  5. Longing to Know
  6. Blu Vindaloo
  7. Mango Festival
  8. MTA
  9. Aap Jaisa Koi


A sound so deep rooted that one has trouble defining the separation between the Asian and Jazz influences. Of course when one hears Raghupati Raghav coming though on a saxophone, fluidly inspiring a laid back jazz track as complex as anything that a Coltrane-level great might want to do, then you are left to wonder 'why am I even reviewing this? - It deserves no critical approach.

It's a cd not genre (whichever that may be - Asian Massive, Jazz whatever) bending but rather defining - it presents a synergy of mind, body, soul so intensively interpreted by a convoluted visionary of 'culture' that it's perfect. He has taken a sound and made it his own-to the point that for random seconds the unmistakable break beat, house influence shines through-working perfectly well on a cd that has tracks inspired by bollywood and even the subway lines of NYC.

Personally the entire CD can sit and play without problem-but to others only certain tracks such as Track 3, 5, 6 will suffice. To the rest of you out there - this is music - open your hearts and listen. But, please please please stop expecting drum n bass all the time.

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