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Firstly, if there’s anyone here who actually read the above title and thought “Hey, I wanna piece of that!” then you’re lying, no one ever says stuff like that anymore. But if you were intrigued by the most off-putting title this blog has yet conceived, then your curiosity will not go unrewarded. This is no early April Fools, this is the real deal. Released in 1982, pre-dating the first real acid-house record by five years (Phuture’s Acid Track), Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat was created by a Bollywood soundtrack composer who intended to capitalize on the disco waves that were flooding the world at the time. Little did he know he was far, far ahead of his time. They could probably play this stuff at my local ‘Dubnium’ and get the pissheads declaring it the future of music… or throwing VK bottles at the DJ. Centuries-old classical (but synthesized) Indian Ragas set atop minimal, trance-inducing machine beats and pure, mesmeric electronic pulses. This is no throwaway record. Early 80’s India is where it’s at. Forget your cultural doubts and EMBRACE THE RAGA.

or maybe its just me

Raga Bhairav

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Raga Bhupali

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Minus The Flair
03.31.10
1. Go ahead and destroy me for calling it acid-house when it clearly isn't and I have no idea of the genre etc
2. Best listened to through headphones
3. It sounds like robotic snake charming!

tombits
03.31.10
i don't...

what the fuck.

Meatplow
03.31.10
This is incredible, thanks for sharing this. I'll check out the rest of the 2010 comp.

Minus The Flair
03.31.10
yeah i should have mentioned that it was re-released earlier in the year on vinyl. you can get it through bombay connection or boomkat, or i think i read somewhere that there is a cd release coming in april.

Electric City
03.31.10
MtF, have you listened to Gonjasufi's latest?

Minus The Flair
03.31.10
i haven't heard any gonjasufi, but i'm listening on lastfm now and he sounds funky. where's best to start?

Electric City
03.31.10
The new one's cool, I'm gonna review it sometime this month probably. Check out the track "Ancestors."

Minus The Flair
03.31.10
will definitely get on that

supertouchox2
03.31.10
This is awesome, brilliant post.

qwe3
04.01.10
lol EMBRACE THE RAGA

and yeah mtf you should get gonjasufi

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