Impossible Broadcasting (Europe: Mule Satellite Records MUL01, 2004 / US: Triloka Records TRI-CD-82054, 2005)
The release of any new album by Trans-Global Underground is reason for
celebration. The finest world beat band in the planet takes its time to release
new recordings. The previous one,
Yes Boss Food Corner, came out 4 years ago.
Impossible Broadcasting was well worth the wait.
On Impossible Broadcasting Trans-Global Underground continues its travels throughout the sounds
of the globe: bhangra, Bulgarian, Gypsy, classical Indian, reggae, hip hop,
electronic dance beats, and sound collages. Unlike other groups, who sample
other artists, Trans-Global Underground
collaborates with musicians from other cultures, inviting them to their
recording sessions. Some of the highlights in this album include Trio Bulgarka (Bulgaria), Malian
rap crew Tata Pound, Hungarian musician Ferenc Balogh (who participated in
previous recordings), and the spectacular sitar solos of Trans-Global’s Sheema
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.