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

Review:

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.

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Tracks / Samples:

  1. Osmani Soundz - Os System {JxspfButton}images/stories/audio/reflections-v-1-compiled-by-lelonek/1.mp3{/JxspfButton}
  2. Equal I - Driftwood
  3. Lelonek - Hamu {JxspfButton}images/stories/audio/reflections-v-1-compiled-by-lelonek/3.mp3{/JxspfButton}
  4. 1K Collective - Habibi
  5. Liquid Lounge - Lemon Tea
  6. DBA - Flowtip
  7. Kulisch & Vana - Veli Malarae {JxspfButton}images/stories/audio/reflections-v-1-compiled-by-lelonek/7.mp3{/JxspfButton}
  8. Lelonek - Connections (Equal I mix)
  9. 1 Peace Orchestra - Dillvaley
  10. DAO - Xiong
  11. Sun - Western View {JxspfButton}images/stories/audio/reflections-v-1-compiled-by-lelonek/11.mp3{/JxspfButton}
  12. Simbad - Food of Thoughts

Review:

After such a long wait - what’s left to say except that this album delivers what you expect from these guys: an album that deserves mention among the classics. From the, unsurpassed, Anokha fame comes talent that doesn't disappoint. There are talented artists here like Osmani Siounds, Lelonek, EQUAL I and many others that add great variety and versatility to the album. One main difference is the lack of "Talvin Singh Presents..." - it is now "Friedal Lelonek Presents..." - actually I don't even see any mention of Talvin Singh anywhere. Even though he is missed - the album is just fine without him.

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Tracks:

  1. Stiff Jazz
  2. Basmati
  3. Ford Transit
  4. Sliding
  5. Drophere
  6. Where's Johny Sabatino
  7. Deep Kitsch
  8. Airport
  9. Dundadeova
  10. Thrill
  11. Gutenmorgenduft

Review:

Jazz infused trip hop infused Asian massive infused Arabic strings infused plain weirdness (come on! they scratch up a freakin' string ensemble - sounds just awesome though!). As a whole the album teeters at the outskirts of any genre. Sure it's jazzy, it's trippy, it's funky but it's definitely not just Jazz or Trip hop or Funk. It's something that provides all those genres but never allows you to accurately guess what’s coming up next. (Except of course if you listen to it a hundred times over like I did.)

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Tracks:

  1. Tribute to Bongolo
  2. Amara call
  3. On a yubati dub
  4. Gnawa airlines
  5. Tbel on air
  6. Mekka
  7. Saadi's vibes
  8. The yumala song
  9. Lahilah Express
  10. Mira's trance
  11. Okay
  12. Lahilah Express Remix

Review:

Shift attitudes, give respect and listen intently to a sound that combines reggae, rap, African singing with a whole slew of other styles and adventures. Take a trip through Northern Africa guided by the men of Gnawa Impulse and attempt to recognize a small bit of a continent whose sounds are being revered by the world's musicians.

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Tracks:

  1. Dorset Perception
  2. StarShpongled Banner
  3. New Way to Say "Hooray!"
  4. Room 23c
  5. My Head Feels Like a Frisbee
  6. Shpongleyes
  7. Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awareness
  8. Around the World in a Tea Daze
  9. Flute Fruit

Review:

This is a group based around the partnership of halucinogen's Simon Posford and the flutist Raja Ram. Both providing us with an album that needs to be in any Asian Massive collectors shelves no matter if you like the electronic aspect of this sound or not.

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