Bombay Dub Orchestra - 3 Cities
"... a lush, trip-hop blend of Bollywood sweep and minor-keyed sinew, global voices, electronic bleeps and blungs, ancient rhythms and classical airs."
"The Bombay Dub Orchestra is the brainchild of the U.K.-based duo of Garry Hughes (Björk, Sly & Robbie) and Andrew T. Mackay (VAST, Annie Leibovitz). The project is s a unique marriage of chilled electronica with the cinematic lushness of a full 28 piece Indian orchestra . The group's self titled debut release captured the imaginations of consumers and critics around the world and has resulted in rave reviews, track placements on the prestigious Buddha Bar compilation and in films such as Adam Sandler's Don't Mess With the Zohan and remixing gigs for such global acts as Bebel Gilberto, CeU, Banco de Gaia and Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Recorded in London, Mumbai & Chennai, Bombay Dub Orchestra's sophomore release, Three Cities takes the group's uniquely dubbed, South Asian sound to new levels of beauty, once again featuring a full Indian orchestra as well as some of the greatest soloists and vocalists that the Indian sub continent has to offer."
listening to it right now and it's so blissful and relaxing that i just want to lay in bed all day and just have it play on repeat.
my vegas vacation is over, boooo. :(
i did manage to drink a bottle of malibu with coke throughout my stay. you'd be proud because i don't drink alcohol.
things i managed to do and see:
* see love at the mirage, jersey boys at the palazzo (god, the 60s were a great time for music) and blue man group at the venetian
* visit the shark aquarium at mandalay bay, the human bodies and titanic exhibits at luxor
* lost about half of my vacation spending money at the slots and blackjack. i'm such a crappy player. the other half i spent shopping, drinking, and eating.
* managed to spend two days holed up in my hotel room taking aleve and drinking water because i was stupid enough to wear flip-flops and walk through five hotels in a day. let's say my feet and brain hate me.
now i'm at the airport waiting for my flight to LAX (a 3hr layover to SF, wtf) and watching the planes take off.