Nathamuni Brothers / Madras 1974
Album:Madras 1974 Collection:World
Artist:Nathamuni Brothers Added:Sep 2008
Label:Fire Museum Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-09-07 Pull Date:2008-11-09 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 9Nov 2Oct 26Oct 19Oct 12Sep 28Sep 21Sep 14

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 04, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Varnam In Raga Shankarbharanam Janya
4.Oct 21, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Kriti Raghauvamsa Sudha, Raga Kadanakutuhalam
2.Oct 28, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Varnam In Raga Shankarbharanam Janya
5.Oct 14, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Varnam In Raga Shankarbharanam Janya
3.Oct 24, 2008:The Rent Party
Varnam In Raga Shankarbharanam Janya
6.Oct 09, 2008:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Ragamalika, Begins With Raga Anandabhairavi

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-09-03 
As the title suggests, recorded in Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu (South India) in 1974. A “carnatic brass band” with percussion and a squeaky, clarinet-like sound. The percussion is especially good and can just snake on and on. I really like the interplays between the performers and the way the ragas take you on a complete journey. All good.

1. Only :39 seconds, a brassy taste of waltz.
*2. Light and catchy w/long perc solo. Great fun.
3. Slower a first, then more lively with nice interplays. Head nodding.
*4. Deliciously wandering into some upbeat percussion/blowing. Great
5. Nearly 30 min. Starts w/perc follows a wild, unrestrained path.
*6. Almost a klezmer/bellydance blend. Upbeat & fun.
*7. Too short w/an upbeat sway. Great energy.
*8. Playful, childlike sing-songy sound. Upbeat.
9. Upbeat, rhythmic, great energy. Wild but controlled. Good stuff.

Track Listing
1.Short Warm Up Tune Like A Western Waltz 5.Kriti Raga Mohanam, Tala Adi
2.Varnam In Raga Shankarbharanam Janya 6.Kriti Raghauvamsa Sudha, Raga Kadanakutuhalam
3.Varnam Sami Ninne Raga Shankarabharanam 7.Javili Apadruku Lonaitine, Raga Khamas
4.Kriti Koluvamaregada Raga Todi 8.English "Note"
 9.Ragamalika, Begins With Raga Anandabhairavi