This is often the sort of question that can attend to listening to a new Nitin Sawhney album - and before anyone can mutter 'surely Bloc Party must have recorded something along those lines', let's be quite clear: The rest of the record is nothing like as explicit - several tracks don't feature vocals - but there is a political point being made in the range of collaborators present: Natty's opening commentary on the shooting is impassioned but his Marley-lite voice can't convey the true horror. By Metascore By user score. A gentle, powerful and personal lament for London.
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The production is bejewelled and intricate but one longs for some grit; the album's first half in particular leaving a lot to be desired. Be the Cowboy - Mitski. Sawhney's gentle yet eclectic studio skills make everything agreeable enough but the opening song sets a standard he never tops.
London Undersound by Nitin Sawhney Reviews and Tracks - Metacritic
Johnny Borrell - Erotic Lette This may also explain why there is only one song on the album to not feature a guest. If there ever was a song to exemplify this, it would be the ironically titled 'My Soul' featuring Paul Macca.
Better the closing instrumental pieces 'Firmament' and 'Charu Keshi Rain', which address the ostensible subject matter of the record through the deft subtleties of the playing. The McCartney track does serve up optimism - 'When all the world is asleep, we could set ourselves free,' he sings - but even then there's the dark shadow of the question: Musically, Sawhney is a polymath, but his brew sometimes seems too safe for such times. Log in to finish rating London Undersound.
My Chemical Romance confro This is often the sort of question that can attend to listening to a new Nitin Sawhney album - and before anyone can mutter 'surely Bloc Party must have recorded something along those lines', let's be quite clear: Room 25 - Noname.
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Holy Hell - Architects. London Undersound was made by a Wandsworth-ite so rapt by his own fears and insecurities, that he has completely lost sight of the bigger picture.
Clips taken from original discs may contain strong language. The music is just as beautiful. No user score yet - Awaiting 3 more ratings.
None the less, no one undetsound pretend that this eighth album is a barrel of laughs. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
Last month, presumably sharing track side with a gaggle of pneumatic pit girls, he carried out two 'Sound System performances' at the Formula 1 night race in Singapore. Tracklistings come from MusicBrainz. The falling Teental lyric of 'Daybreak' featuring the brilliant Faheem Mazhar is beautifully juxtaposed with staccato violins and breakbeats — this is exactly where Sawhney excels. More Blood, More Tracks: Nirin sees the young MC Natty, one of several guest vocalists here, giving an account of his experiences of the attacks and also of that day two weeks later zawhney saw the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes Natty was on the next tube due into Stockwell station.
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Find out more about our use of this dataand also our policy on profanity. Wrapped in a sleeve by former collaborator Nltin Gormley with whom Nitin worked on Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's dance piece, Zero Degrees in ; it's a bold, passionate and worthy venture which often falls as much as rises under the weight of expectation. The Bootleg Series, Vol.
Likewise Tina Grace's October Daze is too coffee table friendly to push the message of alienation. Inspired by the tragic events surrounding the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes on the London Underground inNitin Sawhney has called on a host of talent underspund piece together an album that celebrates and hitin on present-day London and its cultural diversity.
It's a good time for the multifaceted musician who continues to mix up writing film scores for the silent classic A Throw of Dice, for instance with club DJing duties. If it sounds suspiciously of coffee table, it is.
Nitin Sawhney London Undersound Label: Part polemic, part paean and featuring contributions from amongst others, Paul McCartney, Imogen Heap and Tina Grace, it makes for an arresting colection that's as valid musically as it is for any mesage it is sending. Rather than agit-prop, the approach is personal; set against Sawhney's acoustic guitar is the refrain 'it all went slow ubdersound By Metascore By user score.