Pritish Nandy, Mallika Sarabhai, Ananda Shankar – Lonesong Street

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Label:EMI – SEMGE 12354


Used LP 1977

Disc:VG+ (only feel silent/surface noise, totally good shape)

Jacket:VG+ (light scuffs, small stamp on back, small writing, not bad condition) missing booklet

Pritish Nandy, an Indian poet who was very influential at the time, especially among the younger generation. This is a spoken word piece with readings by himself and Mallika Sarabhai, a well-known film actress and classical dancer, backed by music by sitar player/improvisational musician Ananda Shankar. We guess the biggest point of this one is the balance between this emotional recitation and exquisite volume's improvised performance. It's interesting from a musical perspective, ranging from Indian classical to mood music to psychedelic flavor. It lacks a booklet, but it seems to be rare, as few of his works have survived as record.

当時若い世代を中心に大きな影響力を持っていたインドの詩人Pritish Nandy。本作は自身と映画女優/古典舞踏家としても知られるMallika Sarabhaiの朗読にシタール奏者/即興音楽家Ananda Shankarの音楽をバックにしたスポークンワード作品。この情緒溢れる朗読に絶妙なヴォリュームの即興演奏が鳴るバランスが最大のミソ。インディアンクラシカル~ムードミュージック~サイケデリックな趣まで音楽的視点からも興味深い内容。ブックレット欠ですが彼の作品がレコードとして残っているものが少ないのか稀少となっています。

A1 - Lonesong Street

A2 - Again

A4 - Return

A7 - Abscence

B3 - My Last Will & Testament

B4 - Unknown