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Shakti With John McLaughlin


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

4.14 | 106 ratings

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3 stars An interesting albeit fairly one dimensional experience.

I got this album expecting some kind of jazzy spaced out world experience, unfortunately it did not deliver. Natural elements is an interesting piece of music though, melding the jazz fusion stylings of John Mclaughlin with indian raga and world music however in my opinion it is fairly flat and after the first song pretty much all the territory that will be covered in the rest of the album has already been covered aside from the fairly psychedelic 'bridge of sights' and the mellowed out 'peace of mind'. That said it is fairly satisfying if you're in the mood for such things, the percussion great for example and is the main driving force of the music and it makes fantastic background music for a lovely indian meal.

Recommended only to fans of world and jazz fusion.

FruMp | 3/5 |


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