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Drake & Bindu brings the rhythmic world of Drake, William Parker and Josh Abrams together with Joe Morris and Dee Alexander on works based on Ramprasad poems.

Drake, Hamid / Bindu

Drake, Hamid / Bindu: Blissful (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

Hamid Drake second Bindu brings Hamid Drake, William Parker and Josh Abrams together with Joe Morris and Dee Alexander on works based on Indian Ramprasad poems. Differing from the mostly reed-heavy work of the first Bindu release, this music is highly rhythmic, using kit, tabla, bata along with his usual drums and frame drums. Which is not to understate the influence of Joe Morris on guitar and banjo, or the sung and spoken vocals of Dee Alexander, both of which provide the focus around the trance inducing percussive base. An interesting take on an ancient and mystic work.

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Product Information:

UPC: 3760131270112

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: 11
Squidco Product Code: 9711

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on July 12, 13, 2007 at Soma Electronic Music Studio, Chicago, IL, by John McEntire.


Hamid Drake-drums, frame drum, tabla, bata, vocals

Joe Morris-guitar, banjo

Dee Alexander-vocals

William Parker-bass, guimbri, shenai, doson ngoni

Jeff Parker-guitar

Josh Abrams-bass, guimbri

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Track Listing:

1. My Blissful Mother 16:10

2. Playful Dance at Soma 12:20

3. Visions of Me 2:33

4. Supreme Lady Victorious in Battle 11:45

5. Only Longing of my Soul 6:52

6. There is Nothing Left But You 14:07

7. The Beautiful Names 4:36

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