Putumayo Presents: Asian Lounge

Performers Various Artists

Putumayo | November 8, 2005 | Compact Disc

Putumayo Presents: Asian Lounge is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
An installment in Putamayo's Lounge series, ASIAN LOUNGE fuses the beats and grooves of downtempo DJ and club music with traditional instrumentation and melodic motifs from different parts of Asia. Ethnomusicologists might sneer at the disservice such fusions do to authentic musical traditions, but that does not detract from the sultry, "exotic" vibe that flows through these eleven tracks. Nitin Sawhney's "Koyal," for example, augments a beautiful Indian ballad, sung in a duet between a man and a woman, with gentle beat-box rhythms and turntable scratching. Such unusual hybrids are the order of this compilation, which provides plenty of chill, easy-listening grooves for the globally minded listener.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 8, 2005

Genre: Trip Hop/Big Beat

Style: International

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2005

Label Name: Putumayo

UPC: 790248024424

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Putumayo The Asian Lounge CD has a very varied mix of languages and offers a great mix of sounds that you don't hear often. It is almost meditative, and I find it is a CD I often play when reading at home in the library. It doesn't lack for "up" sound, but I find even the more strenuous songs don't break your concentration if you're spending thought elsewhere. Of all the Putumayo CDs, this one gets the most play from me, and evokes the strongest feeling of culture for me, as well. I also found it an excellent choice for music during a meal, or friendly get-togethers, for similar reasons, though it has never yet gone without positive comment from someone.
Date published: 2009-04-26

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Putumayo Presents: Asian Lounge

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 8, 2005

Genre: Trip Hop/Big Beat

Style: International

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2005

Label Name: Putumayo

UPC: 790248024424


Title Track Time
1.Fukaki Um No Kanata - Yoshida Brothers --
2.Koyal - Nitin Sawhney --
3.Ja Nam - Ancient Future --
4.Oceans Of Ecstasy - Deepak Chopra --
5.Campuhan - Blue Asia/Yoichi Ikeda --
6.Angels Of The Island - Bali Lounge --
7.Space In - Nataraj XT --
8.Funky Guru - Prem Joshua --
9.Eastern Journey - Biddu Orchestra --
10.Water Down The Ganges - Prem Joshua/Manish Vyas --
11.Dreams Of Happiness - Xcultures/Marisa Kosugi --

Editorial Notes

An installment in Putamayo's Lounge series, ASIAN LOUNGE fuses the beats and grooves of downtempo DJ and club music with traditional instrumentation and melodic motifs from different parts of Asia. Ethnomusicologists might sneer at the disservice such fusions do to authentic musical traditions, but that does not detract from the sultry, "exotic" vibe that flows through these eleven tracks. Nitin Sawhney's "Koyal," for example, augments a beautiful Indian ballad, sung in a duet between a man and a woman, with gentle beat-box rhythms and turntable scratching. Such unusual hybrids are the order of this compilation, which provides plenty of chill, easy-listening grooves for the globally minded listener.
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