1/ Shri Durga (Traditional,Sabbah) 11.13 The Jagad Yoni Mix: Womb of the World Based on Raag Durga 2/ Kese Kese (Traditional,Sabbah) 6.13 The Zindegi Meera Mix: Love Dreams Based on Raag Mishra Darbari 3/ Mere Kaku (Traditional,Sabbah) 12.34 The Baba Bulley Shah & Baba Farid Mix: Gazelle Memories Based on Raag Mishra Vardhini 4/ Maheshvara Yogi (Traditional,Sabbah) 10.10 The Mount Kailash Mix: Waiting For Parvati Based on Raag Jog 5/ Gangta Dev (Traditional,Sabbah) 6.44 The Prakriti - Purusha Mix: River of Mercury Based on Raag Bhairavi 6/ Radhe Krishna (Traditional,Sabbah) 8.29 The Sahajiya Rasa Lila Mix: Divine Pastime Based on Raag Kirvani 7/ Durga Puja (Traditional,Sabbah) 6.55 The Nada Brahman Mix: Yoga of Sound Based on Raag Durga Vocals and instruments tracked by Randy Rood at Emeryville Recording Co., Emeryville, CA Bill Laswell recorded at Orange Music, Orange, New Jersey PreTooled and engineered by Baba Larry Ji at Nasik Studios, Berkeley, CA Final engineering assisted by Bob "Buba" Appel Engineer at Orange Music: Robert Musso Production, composition, adaptation and mixation by DJ Cheb I Sabbah Mastered by Brian "Big Bass" K. Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CaliforniaUstad Salamat Ali Khan: vocals (1,4); Mala Ganguly: vocals (1,2,5,6,7); Ustad Sultan Khan: vocals (6), sarangi (1,3,4,6,7); Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan: vocals (1); Shafqat Ali Khan: vocals (1,2,5); Sukhawat Ali Khan: vocals (3); Scheherazade Stone: vocals (3); Elijah Opium : vocals (3); K. Sridhar: sarod (4,6,7); Ustad Habib Khan: sitar (5,6); Aziz Herawi: dutar (2); Ustad Tari Khan: tabla (1,2,3,5,6); Bill Laswell: bass (1,2,3,5); Kevin "Broun Fellini" Carnes: drums (3,5,6); Michael Irvine: tanbura (1,3,6,7); Yassir Chadly: bendir (1); Baba Larry Ji: dholak, tabla, Bass (6); DJ Cheb I Sabbah (uncredited): samples, other sounds.
1999 - Six Degrees Records (USA), 657036-1009-2 (CD)
Cheb I Sabbah's Shri Durga is a great exception. While not quite so adventurous and forward-looking as OK, it goes straight to the beating heart of Indian music, the tabla, and mines a deep, spiritual groove. Produced entirely with live musicians, with flourishes of sitar and ambient sound, Cheb I Sabbah pays real tribute to these classical, ancient vibes. Head-bobbing bliss, from dance-floor to altar, Shri Durga will likely itself become a much-sampled source for DJs.
Christopher Frey (courtesy of the Outpost Magazine website)