Out real soon is an album from a clarinettist, composer and indojazzhead – ARUN GHOSH. Ever since I saw him perform at the ALCHEMY FESTIVAL at SOUTHBANK in 2010, I’ve been following is work closely.
PRIMAL ODYSSEY is his next venture which is set to hit the shops on Oct 24th 2011.
If you’re not familiar with ARUN’s work – he and his sextet play music of South Asian origin with a contemporary jazz. ARUN is a prolific composer as well as a dynamic performer really bringing his performance alive!
Check out the teaser from his album PRIMAL ODYSSEY below.
ARUN is also playing at the Birmingham MAC … on Oct 29th http://www.sampad.org.uk/event/arun-ghosh
Thanks to my mate Mirko-Kosmos, I came across Enslaved: Odyssey To The West. A new platforming action-adventure game developed by Ninja Theory and published by Namco Bandai Games. The game is based around on the Chinese Mythology of Monkey and the Journey to the West to India in search of holy scriptures with Trips (Tripitika) Sandy and Pigsy.
However I’m not going to talk to you about the game, but the soundtrack. This is the latest work from the genius himself, Nitin Sawhney.
In 2007, Sawhney scored the PlayStation 3 game Heavenly Sword. Using a varied combination of global influences married with electronica and jazz elements. I remember when I caught a perform of this at the BBC Proms ’07 at the Royal Albert Hall. Sounded IMMENSE with a full orchestra!
With Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, Sawhney composes some extremely gorgeous experimental, almost post apocalyptic music. Sometimes electric, atmospheric and other times the tempo increases to acknowledge intensity in the game … magic!
Definitely you check it out! Below are a couple of tracks from the Original Soundtrack of Ninja Theory’s game, Enslaved – Odyssey to the West. Composed by Nitin Sawhney.