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MAGIC CARPET

Magic Carpet

 

Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.44 | 24 ratings

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Tifus
3 stars Eetu Pellonpää is right about the fade on the bonus raga track on the reissue CD ? the end of the original tape recording got damaged, so the fade was necessary, in fact it was the only aesthetic way to end the track. The music is more collaborative, not really just a project by Clem Alford. Alisha Sufit wrote 7 or so of the songs separately from the band, but because she used ? and still uses ? modal tunings, the sitar was very compatible with her guitar work and in harmony with her arrangements.

So far from coming "at the end of a period of time when Indian and western sounds were being regularly blended together to form really creative music", Magic Carpet was recorded right at the beginning of the period, one of the first true blendings of eastern and western instruments in this style. Learn more at the band web site ? www.magic carpetrecords.com or listen at www.myspace.com/magiccarpet1972

Tifus | 3/5 |

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