Realize

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Six Degrees
PERFORMER: Karsh Kale (mixing)
CATALOGUE NO: SIX 1051 CD

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Six Degrees Records is an exploratory American label that has come up with a couple of interesting unclassifiables. Karsh Kale’s drum-and-bass mixes are crammed with South Asian solos, including some fetching vocals and sarangi playing by Ramesh Misra and Sultan Khan.

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If you like Talvin Singh you’ll enjoy this distinctive, rather downbeat approach to similar ground. One reservation is that the surface changes restlessly in a short-attention-span way, though some of the myriad samples return or develop. Not intense, but engaging.