Tracks:

  1. Darya - i- Nur
  2. Saladin's Empire feat. Asif Ali & Sonia Mehta
  3. Firefly
  4. Ultrasonic
  5. Deeper Reality feat. Ms Kat
  6. Gold Dust
  7. Chala -a- Na feat. Najma Akhtar
  8. Monotheistic Faiths
  9. Path of Pilgrims ft. Asif Ali, Swami Baracus & Port M
  10. Transcendental Knowledge feat. Swami Baracus
  11. Inner Pulse
  12. Medusa feat. Sonia Mehta
  13. Alcazar
  14. Pieces of a Dream feat. Alok Verma
  15. Fusing Faces feat. Rowdy Brown
  16. Asiatic remix (Bonus track) feat. Sulal Kool

Review:

Fusing Naked Beats' Asif sent me a burn of their new 'album' Outer Perspective and a lot of emails because this review was late in it's coming. [Sorry for that man!]

The reason the word album (above) is in quotes is because this is more of a loop cd for djs to spin at a party than an album with songs. See songs require a verse, a chorus, a beginning, an end. But, if the tracks, for the most part, sound the same all the way through one can't really call the cd an album. So much so, that if you started some of the tracks one minute into them you'd hear the same melody/rhythm than if you started at three minutes.

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Tracks:

  1. Let Go
  2. Trustafari
  3. Don't Panic
  4. Be Good
  5. The Most Gorgeous Sunset
  6. Be Love
  7. We'll Learn
  8. Mas Intensas
  9. The Operative Word
  10. Looking Forwards
  11. It Could Be

Review:

Harshly put: the cd lacks a clear direction and a point. Nicely put: it provides a formulaic look at what constitutes background/lounge music with South Asian sounds.

Kuba, the first artist on Pathaan's new record label Liquid Sound Design, has managed to, by using the right sound samples, clicks and beeps, create an album that serves only one purpose:to be forgotten. There is no message, there is no point - not even a: get up and dance or a: I'm bling-blingin' one!

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Tracks:

  1. Sialkot
  2. Avaaz
  3. Pink City
  4. Johnnie Black
  5. Meri Bhavana
  6. Awaara Hoon
  7. Wo Xiang Ni
  8. Baraat
  9. Lazaro

Review:

Sunny's Collective is at it again. Presenting a compilation of jazz numbers that announce the band members artistic core. Once again, they have reached towards their eastern roots and done works that do nothing but astound the listener.

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Tracks:

  1. Manifest
  2. Dancing At Sunset
  3. Beautiful
  4. New Born Star
  5. Free Fall
  6. Drive
  7. Innocence And Power
  8. Hole In The Sky
  9. Some Things Are O.K.
  10. Louder Than Bombs
  11. Rise Up

Review:

In the past a Karsh album had the capacity to be listenable from the moment it was first played. Trapping us with its aura from the get go. This time around however, things are a bit different. No, not in a bad way though.

While, Karsh hasn't lost the ability to astound he has lost the capacity to conform. In the past each track was led by a musical/electronic composition. This time however, if one comes in with that expectation they will be sorely disappointed.

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Tracks:

  1. What Silence Said
  2. Music For Crocodiles
  3. Light Years Intro
  4. Light Years
  5. The Same Song
  6. Meanwhile Intro
  7. Meanwhile
  8. Chordhiya
  9. Idi Samayam
  10. L'Ame Volatile
  11. Sharavana Intro
  12. Sharavana
  13. Leela

Review:

Susheela Raman's latest release "Music for Crocodiles" falls in line with her previous works "Love Trap" (2003) and "Salt Rain" (2001). It's a soothing blend of ethnic downtempo flavors with bluesy Indian embellished vocals. With its intricate and ear catching music, this album has many strong points, but surprisingly, unlike her previous releases, Susheela's voice is not one of them.

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