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Kutiman - Guruji

Siyal Music

  • £8.10
Genre: Tabla Funk /World/Funk/Jazz/Global Beats
Format: 7''
Catalogue No.: SYL016
B/C: 5051142009425
Release Date: 13th August 2021


FOR FANS OF : Altin Gun, Khrunagbin, Adrian Younge , El Michels Affair, Badbadnotgood.
A deadly combination of cold wave synths and hypnotic tablas collide on Kutiman’s explosive double-edge single. Electro tabla banger “Guruji” is backed by the meditative sounds of “Majan”.

Kutiman dreamed of learning to play tabla from the source since being gifted a compilation of traditional Indian music as a teenager. Finally making it to Kolkata in 2017, Kutiman practiced twelve hours a day for two months under the tutelage of Pandit (Master) Tanmoy Bose. One of India’s greatest tabla players, Tanmoy Bose toured the world with Ravi and Anoushka Shankar.

Destined to smash post-pandemic dancefloors, “Guruji'' begins with looping sitar and a halftime tabla rhythm, before a cascade of synth-played motifs rain down, centered around a droning bass synth. Working with similar sounds, “Majan” takes a much more relaxed approach, creating a reflective, psychedelic and cinematic answer to “Guruji”.

Recorded in his isolated bunker in the Negev desert, musical nomad Kutiman draws from a deep well of aural reconstructions collected over lifelong musical plimages around the world. The psychotropic sounds of “Guruji” and “Majan” designate brand new territory for the prolific multi-instrumentalist and producer.


'Psychedelic, spiritual jazz quests over recordings made in Tanzania' UNCUT COVER MOUNT CD..

'Psychedelic celebration of Tanzania from Israeli polymath' 8/10 Uncut Lead Review with Q&A'

".. It has the feel of a rare find, the kind of record of you listen to and immediately get excited about" 4/5 NARC

'Kutiman has constructed a faded cosmic slop which is half brown acid Mulatu, half psychedelic dreampop' WIRE Magazine

"Chants and barrages of percussion become the backdrop to spacey jazz improv a la Pharoah Sanders... the liveliest tracks head into genuinely unpredictable, cosmopolitan terrain" SUNDAY TIMES

A Side : Guruji B Side : Majan

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