Experimental Music Love

October 12, 2008

Nitin Sawhney featuring Roxanne Tataei – Distant Dreams

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 5:50 pm
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Nitin Sawhney featuring  Roxanne TataeiDistant Dreams


Taken from his London Underground album that explores London since 9/11, Distant Dreams broods with a sinister, claustrophobic menace that the Asian Nitin Sawhney must have experienced in such suspicious times. 


Dark, stalking percussion creates an atmosphere of tension, with Sawhney’s production continuing his masterful merging of eastern and western musical traditions.  Brit school alumni, Roxanne Tataei’s vocals offer a sense of the forbidden too, telling a sultry commentary on a changing city. 


There’s elegance in her performance as well, with the same soul heard in Amy Winehouse when she was best known for her music.  A gripping three minutes, if not the most hopeful.




Release Date: 27 Oct


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