Although Sitar and Sarangi are prominent Indian Classical instruments, they encountered very rarely in Jugalbandi/duet setup. So, this concert album is a rare and great treat for those who have an enthusiastic ears for Indian Classical music. Ustad Rais Khan & Ustad Sultan Khan are not only very esteemed musicians but are noted for an outstanding capability for Jugalbandi performances. In this Live in London concert accompanied by much soughtafter tabla player Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, It captured their great and detailed skills of musicianship which took them to new heights in their fields. The volume 1 is completely devoted to Raga Yaman Kalyan, an evening raga and performed in detailed Alap, Slow and Fast Teentaals. The second volume consists of Ragamala (A Garland Of Various Ragas) based around Raga Khamaj and the concert ends with bewitching Medium Tempo Teentaal in Raga Bhairavi. IMO, An outstanding and a rare Jugalbandi. Highly Recommended.
"49 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life and Times of Gilles de Rais" is the fifth CD by Simulacrum, an organ trio of unparalleled power that brings the sounds of heavy metal, blues, funk and jazz together with modern classical music. Tighter than ever and able to stop and start at breakneck speed, Medeski, Hollenberg and Grohowski are at their raging best as they blaze through Zorn’s wildest flights of fancy—a ten-movement suite evoking a sick and decadent descent into madness. Driven by an intense and powerful fury, this CD contains some of the craziest sounds you are ever likely to hear as genres, noise, instrumental colors and driving rhythms collide head-on. A jaw-dropping visit to a new musical world where absolutely anything is possible!