1. THE DREAM 3.27
The Ganges Orchestra
2. MYSTERIES OF THE EAST 3.22
Jhalib
3. THE CALLING 3.20 The Ganges Orchestra
4.  

WAVE SPEAK
1.45 Sheila Chandra
and The Ganges Orchestra

5.   11 2.35
Sheila Chandra
and The Ganges Orchestra
6.   ELEGY FOR INDIA 3.13
The Ganges Orchestra
7.   AMA 3.48
Voix de L'est
8.   EVER SO LONELY EP VERSION
3.41 Monsoon
9.   CAN'T FACE THE NIGHT
6.21 East West
10.   XIMERRE MIX
3.12 Sheila Chandra
11.   O.U.R. 2.49
Sheila Chandra and The Ganges Orchestra
12.   CRESCENT SILVER SCYTHE 3.52 Sheila Chandra
13.
  COME HOME
3.21 Sheila Chandra
14.
  UNANNOUNCED
1.01 Sheila Chandra
and The Ganges Orchestra
15.  

ContemplASIAN 9
17.00 The Ganges Orchestra

 

 


The World of Indipop CompilASIAN

CompilASIAN Track Notes

Re-organising the Indipop tape store recently I realised that we had many tracks which were unavailable elsewhere (ie not included on Monsoon or Sheila's albums). I was also reminded that we had recorded several tracks as one-off's for inclusion on the early Indipop CompilASIAN albums which were just sitting on the shelf - unavailable elsewhere and long deleted. Some, understandably, sounded dated - interesting pieces for the archive, but many to my ears sounded fresh and relevant.

'The Dream' The Ganges Orchestra

This is an edited version of the infamous 1983 limited edition 12" single which contained a free incense stick - which managed to warp several boxes of export vinyl copies in the process! But at least the warped vinyl smelt good...
The Ganges Orchestra is an occasional recording outfit consisting of myself, a featured vocalist or instrumentalist and whoever else turns up to the studio. The musical spontaniety is then later edited, structured and 'fined up' to be released on the Indipop label - often as part of one of the CompilASIAN albums.
The Dream features Pandit Dinesh on a variety of Indian percussion. Instruments to be heard on this track include tabla, congas, duggis, slide guitar, morcing, log drum, soprano sax, shehnai, claptrap, tabla bols.

'Mysteries of the East' Jhalib

Recorded and mixed during one long freezing winter's evening in the East End of London (January 1982). The desert heat radiating from the track kept us warm that evening. Jhalib played all the brilliant percussion on Monsoon's first two singles for Phonogram. On 'Mysteries' he plays tabla, finger bells, eqtara, surmandel and spoken bols.

'The Calling' The Ganges Orchestra

This track features Himanghu Goswarmi's vocals and rapid CD sampling over various drones. Paul James plays shehnai/shawm. Besides several Ganges Orchestra tracks, Paul has also played on 'Monsoon' and Sheila Chandra's recording projects.

'Wave Speak' Sheila Chandra and The Ganges Orchestra

A new track. Is it a command? Is it a comment? Listen intently....

'11' Sheila Chandra and The Ganges Orchestra

'11' began life as '11-11' - a track written for a BBC Radio 4 radio session during the 'This Sentence Is True' promotional phase. The radio producer requested an additional newly written track (thanks Nigel Tinley!). The chirping woodlife, moody organ obligato and acoustic guitar riff offer an evocative backdrop for Sheila's ever-expressive voice.