Susheela Raman

Ghost Gamelan

  • nj628711
  • £11.99

Born in London to South Indian parents, Mercury and BBC World Music Awards nominated singer Susheela Raman, alongside producer / guitarist / Real World boss Sam Mills, has released a chain of adventurous albums and is known as an intense, captivating live performer. Ghost Gamelan, recorded in Solo, Indonesia, is a collaboration with Javanese contemporary gamelan composer Gondrong Guanarto and his team of virtuoso gamelan players. Gamelan, for non- initiates, is the music of Bali and Java - played mostly on tuned gongs - which has long inspired smart Western music makers from Debussy, Messaien, Philip Glass and Steve Reich to Sonic Youth. Traces of its shimmering, loopy DNA are over everything from modal jazz to electronic dance music.