Shankar, Anoushka / Rise
Album:Rise Collection:World
Artist:Shankar, Anoushka Added:Sep 2005
Label:Angel Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-10-16 Pull Date:2005-12-18 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Dec 18Dec 11Dec 4Nov 27Nov 20Nov 13Nov 6Oct 30

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 31, 2008:The Zikr
Ancient Love, Voice Of The Moon, Mahadeva
4.Dec 15, 2005:Eran Mukamel f. MC Falsetto
Sinister Grains
2.May 23, 2006:Radio of Imagination
Red Sun
5.Dec 10, 2005:Bigger than Bollywood
Prayer In Passing
3.Jan 06, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum: World Countdown
Red Sun
6.Dec 09, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum
Prayer In Passing

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-10-14 
Angel, 2005

INDIA – Anoushka, daughter and disciple of Ravi Shankar, breaks out of the classical tradition with nine modern compositions, bringing in bass and electronics alongside the older instruments. She even steps away from the sitar, playing keyboards on several tracks! The results sound very much like a Realworld label release: atmospheric, compelling, tensely exciting, but also very heavily studio-produced. Anoushka has truly arrived. Great stuff!

TRY IT ALL! Fo’s picks: 2, 3, 6, 1, 8

1. 6:21 – dark & cinematic: long intro, then sitar/piano/flute trade off slinky melody
2. 4:50 – fast vocal perc over a steady pulse; slow flute, big vocal-drum crescendo!
3. 5:41 – moaning intro, then pounding rhythm with low duo male vox, lotsa drums
4. 4:17 – sitar meditation over synth drone, plus effects
5. 7:26 – piano & sitar roam through a dark soundscape; steady plodding rhythm
6. 7:05 – sweet fem vocal in a swirly, mysterious atmosphere; a bit of pop feel
7. 6:11 – sinister, creepy: moaning male vox + vocal perc, assembled bits & pieces
8. 8:55 – slow and very “exotic” with tabla, dulcimer, strings. 2nd half is faster.
9. 11:07 – slow & powerful, fuses classical & modern elements nicely, but it’s long

[Fo] – 10/14/05

Track Listing
1.Prayer In Passing 5.Solea
2.Red Sun 6.Beloved
3.Mahadeva 7.Sinister Grains
4.Naked 8.Voice Of The Moon
 9.Ancient Love