Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

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Slumdog Millionaire - Slumdog Millionaire - Original Soundtrack

Slumdog Millionaire - Slumdog Millionaire - Original Soundtrack

Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire - Original Soundtrack
Label: Interscope Records

Bringing Bollywood rhythms fused with hip hop beats to the minds of millions, this Oscar winning soundtrack weaves an intricate intertwining tale of suspense and drama. Spanning a splendid musical spectrum these tracks take the listener on an exotic experience as varied and exciting as the movie itself.

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Jai Uttal - Thunder Love

Jai Uttal - Thunder Love

Jai Uttal
Thunder Love
Label: NuTone Music

Imbuing the Kirtan style with a variety of contemporary knob twirling elements, Uttal displays an entrancing variety of upbeat and thought provoking songs and chants. Blazing a boisterous trail of global fusion and bombastic love energy.

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Bhagavan Das - Loves Songs to The Dark Lord

Bhagavan Das - Loves Songs to The Dark Lord

Bhagavan Das
Loves Songs to The Dark Lord
Label: NuTone Music

I breathed a sigh of relief when I confirmed the Dark Lord mentioned had nothing to do with Dick Cheney. This enlightening master brings us simple rhythms imbibed with potent and powerful traditional chants and mantras. Contemporary Kirtan to tickle the mystic and satisfy the seeker.

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Deuter - Atmospheres

Deuter - Atmospheres

Deuter
Atmospheres
Label: New Earth Records

Taming the wilds of your mind so that inner healing can occur, on this release Deuter harnesses impressionistic piano to fill but not overfill the musical space. Another in his line of excellent massage, Reiki or meditation CDs, the songs here contain a carefully measured harmonic blanket of sound and result in a cosmic blissful state.


BLACK RIO 2 - Original Samba Soul 1971-1980 Compiled by DJ Cliffy

BLACK RIO 2 - Original Samba Soul 1971-1980 Compiled by DJ Cliffy

BLACK RIO 2
Original Samba Soul 1971-1980 Compiled by DJ Cliffy
Label: Strut Records

18 tracks of highly energized funk and soul bands culled from the so called “Black Rio” movement; an amazing and largely unknown happening in Brazil during the 70s. Some great stuff here! Guaranteed to get you up and moving.


Vieux Farka Touré  - Fondo

Vieux Farka Touré - Fondo

Vieux Farka Touré
Fondo
Label: Six Degrees Records

Standing firmly on his own merits, this son of legendary Malian bluesman Ali Farka Toure leads his musical charge with a graceful, majestic grandeur. The ancient and contemporary African instrumentation and rhythms fill a broader vision as well as purpose with all but one of these modern classics penned by Vieux himself.

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Rhythm Devils - The Concert Experience DVD

Rhythm Devils - The Concert Experience DVD

Rhythm Devils
The Concert Experience DVD
Label: RED Distribution

The ultimate percussion focused jam band experience in a 2 DVD set! This super group founded and led by Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart also features Mike Gordon, Steve Kimock, Jen Durkin, and Sikiru Adepojun. Obligatory psychedelic imagery is woven throughout the entrancing multi instrumental multi sensory experience.

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Dunkelbunt - Raindrops &  Elephants

Dunkelbunt - Raindrops &  Elephants

Dunkelbunt
Raindrops &  Elephants
Label: Piranha Records

Constructing a fervent yet asymmetric upswing of global rhythms into a calliope of contemporary stylings, this intoxicating brew of Klezmer, reggae, jazz, funk, dub, and electronica has been finessed into an audio jungle of delight and satisfaction.

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Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Inspiration Information

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Inspiration Information

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen
Inspiration Information
Label: Strut Records

Pairing together Finnish experimental musician Jimi Tenor with Tony Allen, an amazing Afrobeat drumming legend, has ushered forth a curious cache of mind warbling avant jazz creations .  Lyrics are spun with experience and dark sarcasm while being treated with tribal beats, horns, flutes, and samples through a wildly unpredictable imagination.

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Kepa Junkera & Melonious Quartet - Fandango

Kepa Junkera & Melonious Quartet - Fandango

Kepa Junkera & Melonious Quartet
Fandango
Label: Hiri Records

Renowned folk ambassador from the Basque regions of Spain matches his impressive prowess on the trikitixa (Basque diatonic accordion) with the entrancing stringed offerings of the Melonious Quartet. These 14 instrumental compositions effortlessly float by as they integrate traditional with contemporary.


Putumayo Presents - Jazz Around The World

Putumayo Presents - Jazz Around The World

Putumayo Presents
Jazz Around The World
Label: Putumayo World Music

Putumayo’s third jazz entry showcases jazz on a global perspective. Mali, France, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and Canada are all represented on this fun venturing into the influences and inflections intoned on the musical journey through cultures, boarders and time.

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Roots Collective - Rising

Roots Collective - Rising

Roots Collective
Rising
Label: Self Released

Patterned after the famously horn fronted reggae bands from the past, this Madison based outfit regales tales of love and unity with a soul felt altruism. By featuring a rotation of three vocalists (including one female) each of these 5 tracks bolsters a separate sound and vibration to be inspired by.

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