Music : Electro / Techno : MP3/Variable
1. Brand New Delhi -- The Tao Of Groove
2. Sunset - -- Nitin Sawhney
3. Sunrise On Fujiyama -- Lemongrass
4. Vanilka -- Transglobal Underground
5. Trip Indiano -- Digital Bled
6. Desert Wind -- Banco De Gaia
7. Shri Durga (State Of Bengal Mix) -- DJ Cheb I Sabbah
8. Red Desert (Yellow Magnetic Star Mix) - -- James Asher
9. Iskanderia (Atlas Zamalek) -- Natacha Atlas
10. Static Aparition -- Govinda
11. Dunya -- Karuan
12. Nrsimha Stuti Dub -- PfL
13. Ach Ware Ich Ein Zug, So Fuhre Ich Dein Herz -- Digital Jockey
This music is some of the best Indian downtempo I have heard. Thanks so much for sharing it
It's a rare time when you listen to a CD without knowing what to expect short of a general categorial association with Thievery Corporation, and find some of the most moody, breathtaking beats and melodies to ever grace your ears. Yes, it's that good. Not perfect, there are a few tracks that I usually will skip over, and some of these tracks do tend to break the trance you're in. But what a trance! When the collection of songs are at their best, you may drop into a daze and start invisioning secluded mountain villages deep in the Himalayas. Relax, this is perfectly natural, don't fight it. Some of my favorites: Aini, Raga, Shiva, and Beauty and the East, are just about the greatest things to come out of southeast Asia in... well, ever. And I haven't even listened to the other Tantra Lounge albums yet. Looking forward to it though.
I have the first two albums in the Tantra Lounge series, and found that they seem to lack something. I could never define what, but I wound up not really listening to them.
This one is completely different. Whatever they were missing, they found it. From the moment I heard the sample of "The Baghdad Groove" I knew I had to buy it. I went on to discover more gems like "Beauty and the East", "Ohm", and "Mystic Caravan". Of course it also never hurts to include some of my favorite artists (Thievery Corporation and Natacha Atlas).
Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised with this album. The only songs I'm not immediately in love with are "Raga" and "Flight 828", but that's just personal taste. I hope they continue choosing songs of this quality for future compilations!
I was absolutely thrilled to learned of the fourth entry in the "Tantra Lounge" series. I already had the third one and have been enjoying it since I got it in October of 2005. Now with the fourth entry, the series takes on yet a new color altogether. The fourth entry in the series takes the series on a more romantic, slightly more acoustic, turn with the tracks having a more jazz-oriented sound and away from the electronica of the previous entry. Although slightly shorter in length, being at 75 minutes versus over 79 minutes as was the third one, "Tantra Lounge Volume 4" has more than enough great music to satisfy one's tastes in adventurous music.
Major beauties include the opening track "Aini" by an artist/group called Akim El Sikameya which has beautiful keyboard arrangements before blossoming into an exotic danceable track.