Teasley, Tom / Dreams Of India
Album: Dreams Of India   Collection:World
Artist:Teasley, Tom   Added:Nov 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-11-29 Pull Date: 2016-01-31 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 6
Airplays: 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 01, 2018: Melange
Dance For Arvasu
4. Dec 02, 2015: Home on the Range
Om Tat Sat
2. Aug 23, 2016: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Fire Dance
5. Dec 01, 2015: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Whispers In The Wind, Om Tat Sat
3. Dec 03, 2015: Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
Om Tat Sat

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-11-25
Indian-fusion by Tom Teasley, Peabody Conservatory-trained musician. A sonic reimagining of the “Mahabharata”, as portrayed by Indian playwright Girish Karnad in his play, “The Fire and the Rain.” Uses a variety of acoustic and electronic instruments to create sonic tapestries; very light and airy with springy rhythms

No FCC's; play any track; they're all good

1-Om Tat Sat--4:44 – has a pleasing bandoneon-like/dombek sound, nice melody, vocals in background

2-Whispers in the Wind –5:32 – more traditional tabla-sound with vocal percussion and vibratone-like sound

3- Breath of Smoke -3:41- vocal percussion and bamboo flute create feeling of breath

4-Fire Dance – 3:42 – Uptempo doumbek solo leads the way; all percussion

5-Indra and Arvasu – 3:10-- more traditional Indian sound with quarter tones

6-Mask of Vritra – 3:49- Irish Bodhran adds interesting timbre, vocal percussive whispers; mostly percussive

7-Silver Rain – 3:34 – synth drone with glockenspiel and cymbals; definitely drop-like

8—Sacrifice – 4:40 – hypnotic rhythm, vocal percussion

9-Dance for Arvasu –4:41- starts slow with drone and bandeon-like melody; dombeks kick in and melody becomes lively, playful, bouncy

10-Sketches of India –3:27 – more Asian-sounding with bamboo flute; voices in background

11-Namaste –3:24 – slower, meditative; more Indian-sounding

12—Fists of Karna –3:00- percussion in foreground with drone behind

Track Listing
1. Om Tat Sat   7. Silver Rain
2. Whispers In The Wind   8. Sacrifice
3. Breath Of Smoke   9. Dance For Arvasu
4. Fire Dance   10. Sketches Of India
5. Indra And Arvasu   11. Namaste
6. Mask Of Vritra   12. Fists Of Karna