Cuccurullo, Warren And Ustad Sultan Khan / Master, The
Album: Master, The   Collection:General
Artist:Cuccurullo, Warren And Ustad Sultan Khan   Added:Aug 2014
Label:Six Degrees Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-08-15 Pull Date: 2014-10-17
Week Ending: Oct 12 Sep 28 Sep 21 Aug 24 Aug 17
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 11, 2014: Music Casserole
4d Suite
4. Sep 14, 2014: Pentagonal Banana
The Lost Master
2. Oct 11, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
The Holy Man's Plea
5. Aug 23, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
3. Sep 27, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
6. Aug 20, 2014: minimum entropy
4d Suite

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-08-13
Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan
The Master
Reviewed by BravoMarco

Guitarist & producer Warren Cuccurullo collaborated with the legendary sarangi player, Ustad Sultan Khan in 1998. Three years after Khan’s death, Cuccurullo has finally released these recordings. A wonderful medley of cultures and influences leaving us with this significant recording. Classical Indian sounds fused into a sensory feast for the listener. Like elements of Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan.

All really good. No detectable FCC’s

1) The Holy Man’s Plea (4:30) Haunting intro & sparkly sounds creating a mellow mood. Promises to explode but stays restrained. (Instrumental)
2) 4D Suite (11:54) A soundtrack to complete relaxation. The instruments do the slow paced talking here. Sarangi, acoustic guitars & simple percussion. Changes up near the 6-minute mark to a slightly faster pace. Some singing / chanting.
3) Mirror Margana (4:44) Gentle balance between music & vocals. More of an experimental feel.
4) Sikar (4.58) Lovely rustic folkiness about this. The highlight.
5) The Lost Master (5.05) Slow paced hypnotic charmer (Instrumental)
6) Octavia (8:08) Twinkly intro, moves into a more spacey repetitive sound, still laid-back. Soft drone like finish. (Instrumental)
7) You Can’t Tell (2.27) More up beat (compared to the other tracks) with heavier strumming.

Track Listing
1. The Holy Man's Plea   4. Sikar
2. 4d Suite   5. The Lost Master
3. Mirror Margana   6. Octavia
  7. You Can't Tell