1/ Traveller (Singh,Watkiss) 11.19 2/ Butterfly (Singh) 4.26 3/ Sutrix (Singh) 5.55 4/ Mombasstic (Singh) 5.46 5/ Decca (Singh) 1.20 6/ Eclipse (Singh) 5.51 7/ OK (Singh) 4.19 8/ Light (Singh) 6.23 9/ Disser/Point.Mento B (Singh) 2.43 10/ Soni (Singh) 5.59 11/ Vikram The Vampire (Singh) 6.48 All tracks arranged by Talvin Singh Recorded at Calcutta Cyber Studio London, England, Fukuhara Studio Okinawa, Japan, Sunny Sound Studio Mumbai, India, Audiophile Mumbai, India, VGP Studios Madras, India, The Strongroon London, England and Greenpoint Studios, New York. Recorded & mixed by Tristin Norwell Track 3 recorded & mixed by Talvin Singh, assisted by Dave Williams Assistant engineer on track 7 Eishin Katajima Mixed at the Strongroom, London Mastered at Metropolis by Tim YoungTalvin Singh: tablas, drums, keys, programming, tapes, piano, percussion, gongs, atmospherics, voice, tabla tarang, noises & scratches; Cleveland Watkiss: voice (1,6); Shankar Mahadevan: voice (6); Bhairvi: solo voice (10); Ajay Naidu: voice, poetry(5,10); Nenes: voice (7); Suchitra Pillai: voice (3); Ustad Sultan Khan: Sarangi (6,10); Madhukar T Dhumal: shenai (6); Vaijanthi-Limaye Sumati Antrolikat Purinama Shah, Archana, Arpaha, Karti Jyotsina Hardikar B Vijayalakshumi: choir (10); Madras Philharmonic Orchestra: strings (1,10); Chandrashekar: electric violin (9); Chintoo Singh: rabab (10); Byron Wallace: trumpet (4); Devi: veena (2); Jon Klein: guitar (7); Aziz Abraham: guitar (10); Dhiren raichura: midi guitar (7); Bill Laswell: bass (10); Guy Sigsworth: keys, distortions (1,3,7); Heat China: sanshin (7); Rakesh Churasia: flute (8); Naveen : flute, pipes (1, 2); Ryuichi Sakamoto: modular flute (7); Somatik : additional breaks (6); Tristin Norwell: arrangement edits (6,7).
1998 - Island Records (UK), ILPSD 8075 (2x12") 1998 - Island Records (UK), 524 584-2 (CD) 1998 - Island Records (USA), 314-524 559-2 (CD)Note: Bill Laswell is erroneously credited on track 3 (instead of 10) in the liner notes.
Hans Stoeve (courtesy of the Nadabrahma website)
Londoner Singh embodies both the ties that bind and the fractures of dissonance that characterize contemporary cosmopolitan culture. An Englishman by birth who has never been accepted as English, an Indian looked upon as English by his ancestral countrymen, he responds with "OK," an end-of-the century tour through soundscapes in which tabla vies with beatbox for primacy -- a dance of ancient and modern. With help from the likes of Bill Laswell and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Singh draws equally on Asian and Western classical traditions, found sounds, jazz instrumentalists and traditional vocalists for his multi-hued, sonically synthetic tapestry. The result is a splendid, state of-the-art jet ride through time and space.[ 11/22/98 ]
Seth Rogovoy (courtesy of Seth Rogovoy’s Berkshire Beat website)