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WORLD MUSIC
21-04-01

This Sentence Is True (The Previous Sentence Is False)

Producers: Steve Coe and Sheila Chandra

Story by Philip Van Vleck

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Former Asian-fusion vocalist Sheila Chandra has been one of the most innovative, provocative singers in any genre since she released her solo debut, 1984’s ‘Out On My Own’. On her new release, Chandra effortlessly draws from electronica, trance, Indian raga, drone, ambient and spoken-word to create a formidable aural tapestry. Against a bristling electronic foundation, ‘Mien’ showcases percussive vocalisation and bits of a speech Chandra delivers in the Khazak language. ‘Not a Word in the Sky’ features disembodied words — this time in English — slowly merging into ambience. ‘Is’ brings together vocal harmonics and vocal percussion, dissolves both in sizzling white noise, and fires up a jarring instrumental passage. In sum, ‘This Sentence Is True’ finds Chandra challenging listeners with a recording that pushes the limits of the vocally possible in art. — PVV