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    Posted: May 04 2012 at 22:01
Originally posted by HolyMoly

You could check out the Boredoms' "Seadrum/House of Sun" album.  Two 20-minute tracks, the first of which is a fast, rollicking instrumental with lots of piano trills and wordless vocals, and the second of which is a droning bliss-out instrumental featuring the sitar.

I love the sitar too, so I'd be interested in seeing other responses to this thread.  I have that Samsara album and enjoy it a lot, btw.

 
This is also far out ... and the only other thing I have ever heard that sounded close or similar is the 2nd cut on AD2's Wolf City album. The track with the German name, which is pure electronica that is really far out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2012 at 22:03
Originally posted by Kotro

 
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Far out ... I finally have the list of 3 new things to get ... thanks a great bunch. This is really nice, too!


Edited by moshkito - May 14 2012 at 13:55
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2012 at 22:07
Originally posted by cstack3

You can hardly improve on the real thing (classical Indian raga)!!  

When I need an electric fix of Indian flavored guitar, John McLaughlin usually fits the bill...this cat is GOD!


 
Yeah ... an album that we all should have.
 
You want to know what a "raga" and "music" is all about? ... yeah ... there it is!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Einsetumadur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2012 at 07:43
The best sitar use in prog-related music ever:



Pentangle's "Once I Had A Sweetheart", with most beautiful lead vocals (including the haunting Bert Jansch vocals in the outro), a restrained jazzy drum backing and a trippy sitar backing absolutely unlike the contemporary



"House Carpenter" has that beautiful banjo-sitar-interplay which I had never thought to be that successful before listening to it the first time.


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Grovjobb - Skogsgläntan Vättarnas Fest

Possibly my favourite use of sitar by any prog act. No YouTube link unfortunately. :(
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2012 at 14:47
Loove Atoms suggestion by Andre Fertier's Clivage. Their 77 debut Regina Astris is equally essential.



Baba Yaga - Mokscha. The last six minutes are missing. Far out kosmiche sitar. Somehow similar to the one by Boredoms.


Ananda Shankar. 70's indian grooves (Secret Chiefs 3 covers this one live)



I have plenty more I could suggest... just need to think some. Is more jazzy stuff 'n' sitar interesting too? 

Here's the Dave Pike Set:


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Eetu Pellonpää Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2012 at 17:20
Finnish band Aalto would be my recommendation among to the mentioned classics. Smile
Two sitar-flavoured links to their MySpace player, for songs Tulet and Tuulilabyrintit.



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Hi,
 
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You guys are a very bad influence! Sax man
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2012 at 13:57
Just remembered this thread!
I'm currently listening to an old Swedish psych folk album called Handgjort (Self-made), which has a fair deal of sitar incorporated.

Here is Farmer Jack off it - he's pretty slow to begin with, but once the LSD gets going, he starts swirling like a ballet-dancer on rollerskates:


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^^ Nice!!
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