AudioDescriptive (SPDL02, 2010)
The UK continues to produce excellent musical hybrids who combine native roots with cutting edge electronica. Shammi Pithia is a name to watch. On his latest CD he blends South Asian melodies and beats with electronica, classical influences, contemporary cinematic instrumental music and some R&B. In that regard he follows a similar direction as Nitin Sawhney. However, Pithia focuses more on instrumental passages and Indian vocals than R&B, which makes him more attractive than Sawhney.
Shammi Pithia is a London-based composer, producer, keyboardist, percussionist and bansuri (Indian flute) player of Anglo-Indian origin. In 2008 he released the E.P ‘Cinema for the Ears.’ AudioDescriptive is his first full length recording. In addition to the music, Pithia pays special attention to the quality of sound recording. He succeeds in making a fascinating variety of mixes.
Audio Descriptive is an extraordinary debut album of South Asian hybrids by one of the rising stars of British global electronica.
- In North America: AudioDescriptive (digital), Cinema for the Ears (digital)
- In Europe: AudioDescriptive (digital), Cinema for the Ears (digital),
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.