Friday, 28 October 2011

Zakir Hussain & Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan - Golden Krithis - Colours (1992)

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Fusion, Tabla & Violin Solos, Indian Percussion, Symphonic, Indian Classical, Indian Raga, World Music
Release Date: 1992
Label: HOM Records/Crescendo

About The Album

The album is a fussion of mainly two instruments, tabla and violin. Ustad Zakir Hussain is on the tabla and the violin is played by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. The album is a perfect blend of Western, Hindustani and Carnatic classical music..

A. R. Rahman has assisted Ustad Zakir Hussain and Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan on their World tours as Keyboard player. At that time his name was Dileep. Later this concert was converted to album named "Colours-Golden Krithis". C. Jeyasekar was the music director,

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Royal Hunt - Land of Broken Hearts 1992

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Prog Rock, Melodic Metal
Release Date: 1992
Label: Art Music Group (Russia)

It was the year 1992, the year which saw DREAM THEATER release their classic “Images And Words” album, an album by which all else will be judged in the following years. But it was also the year when the guys from SHADOW GALLERY celebrated their debut and the same goes for the Danes of ROYAL HUNT. But the record has reached my ears only some years after its release and by that time I had already heard the later releases of the band, so it is really hard to tell what my first impression would have been, if this was the first album I heard from the band. I will never know...

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Alex Acuna - Acuarela De Tambores - Rhythms for a New Millennium (2000, DCC)

Format: ape + cue + log
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Folk, World, & Country, Latin
Release Date: 2000
Label: DCC Compact Classics Inc.

Alejandro "Alex" Acuna is a percussionist extraordinaire who has been in demand for around twenty years, playing with everyone from Joni Mitchell to Julio Iglesias. His forte is hand percussion, meaning drums and other items that are beaten sans sticks. He had always wanted to do a record where hand percussion was the focus, and when he finally got the chance, he did himself proud. Top Percussion is just that.....