Rasa Mello II

Rasa Mello II


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Despite its title, there's nothing particularly mellow about most of the music on this unusual compilation -- or at least, there's nothing mellow about its best tracks, which luckily make up a majority of the program. The album opens with a gloriously cheesy number entitled "Voyager in the Night," credited to Lawrence d'Arabia (which seems to be a pseudonym for Jean-Michel Jarre), and the Spanish guitar, tympani, and swelling horns and strings end up sounding like an attempted fusion between a spaghetti Western soundtrack and Middle Eastern exotica. It's wonderful. Things get less goofy and more funky as the program progresses, with a nice downtempo funk setting of some poetry by Tagore (credited to Deepak Chopra, whose heavily treated voice is woven in among some virtuoso programming by Adam Plack), a fascinating duo between fretless bass and tabla by Grupo Batuque, and a nice remix of "Guide Me God" by Ghostland, featuring guest vocals by Sinéad O'Connor and Natacha Atlas. The album bogs down into unimpressive ambient noodling in the middle, but the first half and the last few tracks are well worth the price of admission. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2003
Label: Rasa Music
UPC: 0661868314328
catalogNumber: 83143
Rank: 142169

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ilan Rechtman   Conductor
Marie-Claire Cremers   Background Vocals
Kylie Auldist   Vocals
Stephanie Hundertmark   Vocals
Chen Reiss   Vocals
B. Nardella   Guitar

Technical Credits

Léo Delibes   Composer,Adaptation
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Fernando E. Solanas   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Adam Plack   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ilan Rechtman   Composer
Jeff Coplan   Engineer
Deepak Chopra   Composer
Yaron Fuchs   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Philippe Cohen Solal   Producer
Steve Miller   Remixing
Keith Pelzer   Composer
Namasté   Liner Notes
Jill Scott   Composer
Marie-Claire Cremers   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Donna d'Cruz   Producer,Concept
Goldtrix   Producer
Riccardo Eberspacher   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Darren "Limitless" Henson   Composer
Eduardo Makaroff   Producer
Christoph H. Muller   Producer
E. Pannozzo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Beaches N Cream   Remixing
Ansgar Ueffink   Composer,Producer
B. Nardella   Producer

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