2013 | TRICDFR042

The first encounters of Chassol with Indian music date from his teenage years where, thanks to John Mc Laughlin and his band Shakti, he could hear ragas, rhythm structures and Indian instruments mixed with jazz. Then came Ravi Shankar, Hariprasad Chaurasia and the devotional songs. More recently, the documentaries by Louis Malle (Phantom India) and by Johan van der Keuken (The Eye Above The Well) left their marks on him and after having harmonized New-Orleans in “Nola Cherie”, the choice to attempt at an harmonization of life, sounds, motifs, noises and traffic from Northern India quite naturally grew on him. In Calcutta and Varanasi, India’s most ancient city, he went to shoot sitarists, percussionists, singers, dancers, the kids, the Ganga, the city and the apparent chaos of the traffic. Indiamore spreads over four movements, one same tonal harmonic suite of warm and real pop chords that marries the modal Indian music usually resting on a sole continuous bass line played by the tampura. In repeating these images, in treating their sound as a music material and in harmonizing the actors’ speech with his own harmonic obsessions, he achieves to blend a documentary approach into a purely musical work.

1. Two Lines
2. Little Krishna & The Girls
3. Dosidomifa, Pt. I
4. Dosidomifa, Pt. II
5. Ultrathéka No. 1, Pt. I
6. Ultrathéka No. 1, Pt. II
7. XIXth Century
8. Tuntun
9. Din a Din
10. Haré Rama, Haré Krishna
11. Fiddler in the Street
12. Drumachine
13. Ultrathéka No. 2
14. Ganga
15. River Song
16. Our Father
17. Music Is God My Love
18. Odissi, Pt. I (Making-up)
19. Odissi, Pt. II (Émotif)
20. Odissi, Pt. III (Farewell)
21. Showing My Friends
22. Générique


Indiamore – CD Version
Indiamore – LP Version


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Weight 0,11 kg

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