TIME AND AGAIN

 

 

Total Time : 60 mins. Available on CD & cassette.

Nominated for both Recording Prodution and Instrumental awards in the NCEMI Dolphin Awards 1992.

This is music for body and soul, a fusion of Eastern, Rock and Ambient styles producing a smooth and healing blend. (Sitar, flutes, guitars, keyboards, didgeridoo, fretless bass, drums & percussion)

 

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This album was initiated by Sangeet. We had already recorded 'Gliding Through The Woods' album together in 1991. This was to be the sequal with Anthony Branagan joining us on flute.
We began recording at my home studio in the hills, in Autumn 1991. Sangeet and Anthony would stay over for a couple of days at a time. Sangeet would brew up these incredible dinners and we would jam, record, produce and listen. This happened about twice a month until final mix-down in November 1991.

 

 

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1. Mariliga - means thunder in Aboriginal language.
Sangeet had the idea to begin with the roar of the thunder and the pouring rain with the drone of the didgeridoo appearing out of this. Kavi played the didgeridoo. We composed a basic drum groove and I improvized on fretless bass, next Sangeet improvized the Sitar and Anthony improvized a track of flute. The rest was a true studio-evoled creation, layering and composing around what we'd already recorded with guitars, keyboards, percussion, and drums. It turned out to be a multi-cultural epic of many timbers and moods.
 

2. Lokgeet - means music of the people in Sanskrit.
It has a classical Indian Raga format (starts slow and builds up rhythmically). Sangeet composed the theme. It was played live in the studio with Sangeet on sitar, Anthony on flute and Koashal on tablas. I added piano and Koashal played tamboura. It has a light, rhythmic, joyful feel.

3. Time and Again
The theme was composed by Anthony. Over a soft drone Anthony improvized flute and Sangeet sitar. I added more keyboards and sea sounds to complete this 30 minute long, meditative journey.

Recorded at Kittani Music Studio 1991 and released on cassette in January 1992 and on CD in July 1994.

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DIDJA DREAM?

 

Total Time: 72 mins. Available on CD and cassette.

NCMEI Dolphin Award nominations for Spiritual Music 1995 and Ambient Music 1996.

This is a didgeridoo album with a difference.It has ambient,tribal,rock and jazz influences with each track featuring different instruments like violin,chanting,calling voices,dueling sax and guitars,and even sitar and flute,with drums,percussion,bass and keyboards used to skilfully create. a fusion of tribal and modern textures

 

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In about May '95 I knew I was going to be traveling to far North Queensland in July '95. The didgeridoo was a great attraction  for recorded music up there, so I decided to create a didg album.

In late May Arpana came to the studio for a session. I recorded him playing didges in several different keys. I then spent a couple of weeks listening to the didges and allowing the creative process to unfold. We had a second didg session with both Arpana and Simon Nullumby and captured some amazing moments. I spent another couple of weeks creating and calling in different musicians. The final mix was done just before I was about to leave for the Far North. The whole album from the first session to final mix was 4 weeks, including all recording, composing, production and engineering. The holiday up North was great!

Then in 2001 when I released the album on CD I added track 9 & 10 to make this an epic 72 minute album.Enjoy!

 

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1. Didja Dream? - After listening to the didg I came accross this sound on my Wavestation keyboard called "Will I Dream". It was ideal. It needed violin. Jacob Bravenboer came in and layed down a couple of tracks on the fiddle. I spent some time on the production and came up with the appropriate title.This track has been used for the sound track in the movie "Return of the Whale Dreamers"

2. Oola Maya - the didges seemed to be chanting "jaca oo rakima oola maya". I cooked up some drum rhyhtms and called in Chris Dubbens & Carmen, who sang some of the chants and then did some calls. Damini was in the studio as well and she did some more, very powerful American Indian calls. I sang a few myself and mixed the tribal track down.

3. The BIG Water Pipe - Arpana filled the didg with water to moisten it. "hey how's about playing it?" I asked. The 20 second interlude souds like a huge, big water pipe. I couldn't resist putting it on the album just for a laugh.

4. Midnight Pulse in 14 - When Arpana began playing the F didg I had the impulse to play the keyboard. I came upon this sound "Midnight Run". It was perfect. He p;ayed the didg with the pulsing rhythms. I then recomposed the bass and drums, put in a funky rhythm guitar, called in Paul Lewis to play the sax and then played the lead guitar parts boucing off the sax. The result is a very pulsing trancey groove in 14/8 with dueling sax and guitars.

5. Didja Run ? - is just 2 didges having a great, high powered jam.

6. Zin Uru(part 1) - This was originally called the Rock Raga. It starts off with all the instruments (guitar, sax, sitar, violin) trading blues riffs and slowly builds up into a good ol' solid rock jam. Unfortunately I had to cut the 15 minute track down to 9 mins. as I was leaving for the north and the rest of the track (part 2) with the "Zin Uru" chant needed more work.

7. Star Sweeper - This is a really spacey track. The didges were making these amazing subtle tones. I echoed them will a similar keyboard sound and then played very sensitive slide guitar.

8. Haka Tchumbeya - I found myself singing this chant while listening to the didg. Chris & Carmen improvised a few tracks of vocals. I played around some more and came up with some stunning vocal harmony mixes. the outcome is a kind of unusual, spacey, tribal piece.This track has been used for the sound track in the movie "Return of the Whale Dreamers"

9. Naturally - This piece was originally a recorded jam with Sangeet on sitar,Kailash on Didge and myself on guitar.After meeting Swagato at an amazing jam,I invited him up to my studio and he add soaring flutes to this arrangement.

10. Real Suite - This originated from a jam with Kailash on Didge and myself on 6 string guitar.I add Spanish guitar for some colourful melody and it turned out "real sweet".

TARSHITO: Steel string,Spanish and Electric guitars,vocals,keyboards,didgeridoo,percussion,drum and computer programming.

Dr Didge: Didge on 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 7.

Christine Lee & Carmen: vocals and calls on 2 & 6.

Jacob Bravenboer: Violin on 1 & 5.

Si: Didge on 4,6 & 7

Paul Lewis: Sax on 3 & 5.

Kailash: Didge on 8 & 9.

Sangeet: Sitar on 5 & 8.

Swagato: Flute on 8.

Damini: Vocals on 2.

 

Produced,recorded,engineered & digitally mixed by Tarshito at Kittani Music Studio,June 1995 and 2001.


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