Bombay Dub Orchestra / Tales From The Grand Bazaar
Album: Tales From The Grand Bazaar   Collection:General
Artist:Bombay Dub Orchestra   Added:Feb 2014
Label:Six Degrees Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-02-07 Pull Date: 2014-04-11
Week Ending: Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 2 Feb 23 Feb 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 10, 2014: The Sunset Life
The Orange Terrace
4. Feb 17, 2014: Meow
Songs From The Seven Towers
2. Apr 03, 2014: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
(3:29 p.m.) Four Thousand New Colours
5. Feb 13, 2014: The Peninsula Report
Songs From The Seven Towers
3. Feb 26, 2014: Meow After Midnight
Songs From The Seven Towers
6. Feb 12, 2014: Pumping Iron
A Fine Of Beauty, Songs From The Seven Towers

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-02-07
The title Tales From the Grand Bazaar tells you much of what you need to know about Bombay Dub Orchestra, as the bazaar is where cultures meet and intertwine, with Istanbul’s bazaar being the grandest. The band builds with that in mind, pulling sounds and textures from places like India, Turkey, Macedonia and Brazil, while blending them into a mellow electronic vibe that can be quite mesmerizing. Lots of sitar, hand drums, and strings. Very nice.

~Mayjahn~ Picks: 1, 4, *5* FCC clean

*1 (6:13) Midtempo Indian sitar, hand drum, bunch of other instruments, and whirling spacey synths. Nice grooves.
2 (7:16) Slower, heavier drums, very dramatic. Fem crooning but no words.
3 (5:43) Fun sitar & strings play together with some male vox
*4 (6:04) Sexy, sometimes slow, & super spacey. Lovely fem vox. Delicious!
**5 (7:59) Out of left field. Loungey bass alongside Indian chorals and very groooovy beats + strings.
6 (5:08) Slow keyboards, synths, and little noises. Dreamy.
7 (6:43) The dub emerges in this one! Slowed down with interesting stinging synths. Sitar.
8 (8:28) More dub. Drums, strings, and shimmers. Slightly stoned sound to it.
9 (5:47) Strings, wind, lush waves of sound, and some sprinkling noises-- an ethereal end to a lovely album

Track Listing
1. The Orange Terrace   5. Songs From The Seven Towers
2. Blue Mosaic   6. A Fine Of Beauty
3. City Of Amber   7. Bohemia Junction
4. Sea Of Marnara   8. Four Thousand New Colours
  9. Air Like Velvet