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Some weird sitar fusion slash ska dub an sh*t

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Sheema Mukherjee at the Bournemouth International Centre last month. I'm playing guitar in this band. First gig with the ol 1961 Gibson Melody Maker, I love it, wonderful beat up old thing I got at Wunjos six months ago. It's currently with Martin Petersen at the Bass Gallery having a Kent Armstrong Soapbar neck pickup routed and installed and some of his cool switching rewiring. Can't wait!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqeTH90bO1s

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I like everything about this. Such an interesting, absorbing mix of styles/influences.

Really enjoyed listening to this Nige.

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I don't consider myself particularly adventurous when it comes to musical fusions but something about this really grabbed me. More snippets here: http://eccrecords.co.uk/ecc100/. I'm waiting for my copy of the album to arrive :)

Xilddx has certainly got the knack of getting involved in fun, interesting projects. Excellent stuff!

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I like that. It's got a bit of a lighter touch and more of a sense of fun than I've seen in some fusion-y projects. Can I detect a little Hillage influence in your guitar playing in the opening number?

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Hey cheers guys! Yeah it really is fun! BotB, yeah Hillage and Alex Lifeson are big influences for me.

Hopefully we'll be touring next year, so I'll post any details as I get them.

Sheema's got a ton of influences, she is kind of half deadly serious North Indian classical and half nutcase :) And she's an amazing musician and composer. So she wrote an album that reflected the whole rather than one of the two halves, if you know what I mean. She's a damn good bassist as well and plays bass and sitar in Transglobal Underground.

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Nige, after watching the vid this morning and seeing her fretting hand technique I was going to post and ask you if she played bass. :)

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That's pretty much what I said to her when she first got a bass all those years ago, bass is a good fit for a sitarist.

We think playing bass is hard on our hands and fingers, try sitar, she's been playing for about 35 years and her fingers still look like this quite often :o

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Really really like this one Xilddx, love Transglobal Underground an love this mix of styles, my kind of music. Keep us informed about the tour I will deffo come and see the band if possible. Great job well done :)

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Duuuuude this is awesome.
loving this track. it's now in my faves.

let me know when your touring.....I'll be there like a shot

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[quote name='fumps' timestamp='1413547882' post='2579395']
Duuuuude this is awesome.
loving this track. it's now in my faves.

let me know when your touring.....I'll be there like a shot
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Cheers Gav! That's so lovely to hear. I don't know of you are aware there are 5 tracks on it ?

Will definitely post details of the tour when I know them.

Thanks again!

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excellent stuff Nige, just watched this. As an aside, how did Barrie/Molan get the sax gig by the way :lol:

PS, can really hear the Hillage in this, esp around 7:30

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[quote name='Clarky' timestamp='1413561905' post='2579648']
excellent stuff Nige, just watched this. As an aside, how did Barrie/Molan get the sax gig by the way :lol:

PS, can really hear the Hillage in this, esp around 7:30
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Ahahaha! Yes! Tim does look like Barrie :lol:

I'll have to have a listen at 07:30 mate. Must be subconscious for me by now :)

Thanks for listening mate!

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