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Midival Times (2005)

Artist: Midival Punditz
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Format: CD
Sku: 63971248
UPC: 657036110922
UPC 14: 00657036110922
Release Date: 4/19/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Morning ~ Midival Punditz
2. Saathi ~ Midival Punditz
3. Raanjhan ~ Midival Punditz
4. 136 ~ Midival Punditz
5. Rebirth ~ MIDIval PunditZ
6. Khayaal ~ Midival Punditz
7. Piya ~ Midival Punditz
8. Kesariya ~ Midival Punditz
9. Ali ~ MIDIval PunditZ
10. Enemy ~ Midival Punditz
11. Hond On (Thaarey Rahiyo) ~ MIDIval PunditZ

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Kailash Kher, Mohinder Pal, Sultan Khan, Richa Sharma (vocals); Ajay Naidu (spoken vocals); Anoushka Shankar (sitar); Salim Merchant (strings); Ajay Prasanna (flute).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Anoushka Shankar, Sultan Khan.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Gaurav Raina; Tapan Raj.
Muze PNote Recording information: BPM Studios Delhi.
Muze PNote The mingling of ancient music with contemporary technology has meant the rise of new stylistic hybrids. Such is the case with Midival Punditz, a group co-lead by programmers Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj. Together Raina and Raj bring a colorful, digital-age approach to Indian music by blending together traditional melodies and classical forms with loops and other computerized effects.
Muze PNote One might think that such genre-blending would result in musical mayhem. However, on MIDIVAL TIMES, powerful guest performances by Ustad Sultan Khan (sarangi master) and Anoushka Shankar (sitar virtuoso and the daughter of Ravi Shankar) prove that musical integrity and innovation can sit side by side on the bandstand. Highlights include "Piya," a mystical raga, which features a delicate female vocal and foreboding computer textures. Another track, "Saathi" sees Khan's sarangi soliloquizing freely over funky electronic grooves. In contrast, Shankar's sitar playing on "Rebirth" is subtle, restrained, and hypnotic. Overall, MIDIVAL TIMES should appeal to both progressive world-music fans and purists.

Producer: Gaurav Raina; Tapan Raj

Engineer: Gaurav Raina

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Anoushka Shankar
Muze Guest Artist Ustad Sultan Khan

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Generation Bass Presents:transnationa

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/29/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 6570361109
Music Label Name Label : Six Degrees
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00657036110922

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.90)
- "The use of acoustic instrumentalists adds an organic feel to the collaborative effort....MIDIVAL TIMES is a gentle, intelligent pollination of Western and Indian-subcontinent electronics. A very pleasant excursion."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Midival Punditz
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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