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Bombay Rickey / Cinefonia
Album:Cinefonia Collection:World
Artist:Bombay Rickey Added:08/2014

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Add Date:2014-08-15 Pull Date:2014-10-17 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2014-08-11 
Brooklyn-based Bombay Rickey consisting of Kamala Sankaram, Drew Fleming & Jeff Hudginswith introduce their debut album Cinefonia. This is an interesting & unusual album that combines Bollywood,Indian & Western Classical, surf & jazz.

Each track is different & what stitches them together is the funky, versatile & operatic voice of Kamala Sankaram, a colatura soprano. Yma Sumac, a Peruvian soprano is the muse that inspired
this group of musicians & that explains the operatic influence you hear in almost all the tracks. Kamala Sankaram has worked with Philip Glass Ensemble & Anti-Social music.

Try 1, 2,6. 7, 8,9,10

1. Latin sounding track that makes you want to get up & dance.An interesting twist is the operatic voice that works in an unexpected sort of way.
2. Classical Hindustani classical tune sung in a funky, operatic fashion.
3. Slow & mesmerizing track.
4. A reimagined version of Dum Maro Dum, a classic Bollywood song from 1970s. A brave attempt.
5. A mellow surf tune with operatic overtones that works.
6. A bit of Afro-Caribbean influence & a big of surf guitar. Funky.
7. This ballad instantly reminds you of Western films & cowboys. Lovely.
8. Queen of the Rhumba - instead it should say Queen of the Opera - this track shines light on the extraordinary range of Kamala Sankaram’s voice.Reminds you of an aria from the operas.
9. Opening notes reminds you of Django Reinhardt’s music + western films.Nice.
10. The Ventures that is what you think in the first few seconded & then Kamala’s voice kicks in & suddenly the tune turns into something very different. Kind of interesting.

Kamla Aug, 2014

Track Listing
1.Taki Rari 6.El Final Del Pachanga
2.Bombay 5.0 7.Coyote In The Land Of The Dead
3.Promontory Summit 8.Queen Of The Rhumba
4.Dum Maro Dum 9.Pilgrim
5.Pondicherry Surf 10.Tuco's Last Stand