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viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

CD Review: Manisha Shahane - When Parallel Lines Meet




CD Review: Manisha Shahane - When Parallel Lines Meet







On her third album When Parallel Lines Meet Manisha Shahane brings a diversity of sounds that includes rock, folk, jazz, and the music from her native India. The whole album has a world music feel.

The album starts with the arabian percussive sounds of "Girls gone world". Shahane vocals on this song about bringing unity through music, are reminiscent of Sade. There are some similarities to Sade also on "Into the Valley", the jazzier piece on the album.

The sound of the cello on "Mother don't cry" gives this piece a classical music feel that increase in intensity at the end to an almost rock sound.

Shahane shows her hindu heritage and vocal range in the songs "Remember this Day", Stil" and "See Light". On "See Light" Shahane aslo adds some hindu vocal percussion to the mix.

On "Mrs. Underwood" Shahane ventures into american folk music. The style and vocal phrasing on this one are reminiscent of groups like Cowboy Junkies. The album ends with "In search of Yaman", a piece perfect for relaxation, inner search and meditation.

Tracks: Girls gone world, Mother don't cry, Remeber this day, Mrs. Underwood, How things change, Still, Into the Valley, First Dance, See light, In search of Yaman

Musicians: Manisha Shahane - vocals, piano, keyboards. Brahim Fribgane - oud. Jerry Leake - percussion. Daniel Cantor - vocals, keyboards. Micropixie, Sumitra, Iyeoka Ivie Okoawa, Jennifer Gates - background vocals. Blake Newman - bass. Mark Simcox - cello. Dominique Gagne - flute. Geoff Rakness - bass. Kevin Barry - guitar. Mark San Filippo - drums. Chris Brenne, Matthew DiPierro - guitar. Akili Jamal Haynes - trumpet, trombone.

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