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dimanche 29 juin 2008

On Air In The Air

Today, i’ll talk a bit more about music. My friends usually picture me as a singer of bollywood songs. Sure I am. I still try to listen to each and every song that comes out. But now i’ll delete those that don’t appeal to me on the 1st hit of play. I won’t say, ‘Maybe if i listen to it more, i’ll get to like it.’ I know my tastes now., tastes that have changed during these few years abroad. Bollywood is only part of my library, but i still look for that indian touch in every song. My favourite artists remain A.R. Rahman and Nitin Sawhney, because they are the only composers that have been able to blend indian influences to occidental styles, and have kept doing it consistently, mesmerizing us with every new song.

Now, here’s why i’m actually writing this post. I wanted to share my playlist during my 16 hours of travel from Bordeaux to Mauritius. Here’s the opportunity to appreciate a few albums with shuffle turned off.

I can’t even take a nap in the TGV or the plane. I'll keep my laptop if wifi is available in Paris or for a movie eventually. So if there’s noone interesting beside me to talk to, here's what i'll listen to: music that won’t make me sing but that'll nonetheless activate my facial muscles out of appreciation or in a bid to attain a very low or very high pitch. Music that i’ve had in my library this year but which i never listened to on one go.

Breathing Under Water-w100-h100 Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale

Breathing Under Water

2007


Qalandar Express-w100-h100Ensemble Badila

Qalandar Express

2006


Signs-w100-h100

Badmarsh & Shri

Signs

2001


33 1_3-w100-h100Susheela Raman

33 1/3

2007


Philtre-w100-h100

Nitin Sawhney

Philtre

2005


The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager-w100-h100 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager

2006


albumcoverjp1-w100-h100

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Charkha

2007


Asa-w100-h100Asa

Asa

2007


Vande Mataram-w100-h100

A.R. Rahman

Vande Mataram

1997


That should be enough for the trip. In case I manage to refill my ipod, it’ll have the following too.


silkh3-large-w100-h100

Shankar Mahadevan, Shivamani & Louis Banks

SILK Fusion Show
Hvarf _ Heim-w100-h100 Sigur Rós

Hvarf / Heim

2007
Midi 20-w100-h100 Grand Corps Malade

Midi 20

2006
Music For Crocodiles-w100-h100 Susheela Raman

Music For Crocodiles

2006
In The Mind Of Nitin Sawhney 1-w100-h100 In the Mind of Nitin Sawhney

2007
Searching For The Hows And Whys-w100-h100 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

Searching For The Hows And Whys

2008
Mustt Mustt-w100-h100 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Micheal Brook

Mustt Mustt

1990
Beyond Time-w100-h100 Jagjit & Chitra Singh

Beyond Time

1987

I’ll end this post with these two songs that always remind me of a plane flight: the Swades Theme (A.R. Rahman) and Flight IC408 (State of Bengal).

That’ll be all from Adarsh.

See you in Mauritius as from July 11.

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