Hellborg, Jonas - Kali's Son, featuring Selvaganesh and Niladri Kumar

Another excellent, mostly high-voltage meeting of fusion with Indian music and musicians. "It is an experiment, Jonas says about the power trio of V Selvaganesh - ghatam God Vikku Vinayakram's son - on the kanjira, Niladri and he are recording for. Selvaganesh is in Chennai, but he has recorded some tracks with Jonas, and Niladri is adding melody to the bedrock. Niladri's sitar sounds like a manic guitar. He rips off pure Indian riffs, the sound pure distortion, over complex rhythm structures. "55-57-59, then 555-777-555-999," goes Jonas. Niladri, who was classically trained since he was four, then gleefully overdubs effect-drenched sitar scapes. Underneath, Selvaganesh's kanjira grooves through time signatures as complex as 5 and three-quarters as if it were a rock beat."-Sumit Bhattacharya
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