Badmarsh & Shri ‎– Dancing Drums

Tommy Boy ‎– TBCD 3089
CD, Album


1 Dancing Drums
2 The Asian Detective
3 Gharana
4 130 Steps
5 The Air I Breathe
6 Lament
7 Mathar
8 Parallel Crossing
9 Interlude
10 Disturbed Synapses
11 Salsa Gharana

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CASTE 05CD, 433.1005.20 Badmarsh & Shri Dancing Drums(CD, Album) Outcaste Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] CASTE 05CD, 433.1005.20 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
TB 3089 Badmarsh & Shri Dancing Drums(2xLP, Album) Tommy Boy TB 3089 US 1999 Sell This Version
CASTE 5 CD Badmarsh & Shri Dancing Drums(CD, Album) Outcaste Records CASTE 5 CD Europe 1998 Sell This Version
L-10.0012 Badmarsh & Shri Dancing Drums(CD, Album) Outcaste Records, Zanfonia L-10.0012 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
TBCD 3089A Badmarsh & Shri Dancing Drums(CD, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy, Outcaste Records TBCD 3089A US 1999 Sell This Version



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January 31, 2012

Badmarsh & Shri were part of the wave of Indian-influenced electronic music that swept the late 90s. On their debut, DANCING DRUMS, you can hear the tablas forming part of the breakbeats. The title track, for example, takes a quick bass and blends it into the percussion, fusing the two smoothly, even as the sitar starts rocking out. "The Asian Detective" is more mellow, with a healthy dose of Delhi noir. The bass on "Gharana" is quite something, while "130 Steps" has the rat-a-tat rhythmic chanting. Oddly enough, their attempt at pop with "The Air I Breathe" isn't as compelling as the strings on "Lament." Good overall, though it doesn't do enough to distinguish itself.