What do you get when you put the some of the best artists together.. You get something like PD7.
PD7 is a track in Anoushka Shankar’s new album Breathing Under Water in collaboration with Karsh Kale.
The credits for this track include some BIG names, and some awesome artists. This track features..
Anoushka Shankar (Sitar)
Karsh Kale (Percussion)
Shankar Mahadevan (Vocals)
Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena)
Midival Punditz (Atmosphere and stuff)
Anoushka, for the unenlightened, is the daughter of Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar. And I will say that her Sitar sounds as sweet as her fathers. But, what I have been realising with each of her albums, is that her orchestration is also amazing.. Ofcourse, she does have some amazing artists to help her along.
PD7.. probably named after Puriya Dhanashree, the raag which the song is in and the Rupak taal which has 7 beats, which it is set in; has amazing vocals from Shankar Mahadevan and including Sitar-Vocal duets with Anoushka; great ambience… thanks to the Punditz; awesome percussion and tabla by Karsh and a lovely opening by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The composition in Puriya Dhanashree is very melodious and works well with all the base and electronica around it..
It’s a track you can’t get enough of.. Just can’t..
Here is a preview of the track.
There is also a pathetic video capture a live concert in SFO. (These are time times when I regret not living in the Bay Area). Check it out…