INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Ram Chandra

 

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Jette
Ram Chandra Nov 10, 2003 11:40 p.m.


Ram Chandra, Sitar. "Music from India"
(Raga Bhairava, Rag Malakosha) on Laserlight Music,

Has anyone heard this CD. I thought it was a joke, but apparently it's not.

Sounds like a 4 year old. I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but...IMHO an absolute horrible example of ICM.

Anyone? Anyone?

Jette Reece

Stephen
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 11, 2003 07:52 a.m.


Yes, I made the mistake of buying that CD. I'm sure his intention was to render alap, but not in a very convincing way. Perhaps he has not heard much recorded music and isn't aware how high the bar has been raised by fellow countrymen. I wonder how many folks out there have purchased this CD wanting to experience ICM for the first time and never listen to anything else beyond that, thinking that it is all like this CD.
Jan
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 11, 2003 01:02 p.m.


can it really be that bad?
what label is he on, i would not mind to hear, is it possible to make a mp3 for me to listen, so that i dont go and do the sam mistake as you?

jan

K.K.
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 11, 2003 01:45 p.m.


Oh yes, the "Music from India" missprint debacle. A friend of mine who used to work at Laserlite Records told me about this. Evidentally, what happened is not that uncommon at a CD manufacturing plant. It was a matter of using the wrong master for the manufacturing run and then not catching it (no quality control) until the CDs are already being distributed.
No body at the plant bothered to listen to the final product before they shipped! What morons

Anyone who has a copy of this CD can send it back to Laserlite for a refund or a new copy of the CD.
Or, you might want to keep it as a collectors item.

By the way, the disc that was used in the mix-up was John Tesh's "Sitar By The Fire."

Matt
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 11, 2003 01:57 p.m.


I have that CD, on a French label, Buda Records, titled "Musique de l'Inde". Got on eBay for a few bucks, which is about all it's worth. Supposedly, it's out of print and a quick listen will tell you why.
Jette
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 11, 2003 08:15 p.m.


I lost ya on that one...Ram Chandras ragas were mixed up with John Tesh's CD?


Oh yes, the "Music from India" missprint debacle. A friend of mine who used to work at Laserlite Records told me about this. Evidentally, what happened is not that uncommon at a CD manufacturing plant. It was a matter of using the wrong master for the manufacturing run and then not catching it (no quality control) until the CDs are already being distributed.
No body at the plant bothered to listen to the final product before they shipped! What morons

Anyone who has a copy of this CD can send it back to Laserlite for a refund or a new copy of the CD.
Or, you might want to keep it as a collectors item.

By the way, the disc that was used in the mix-up was John Tesh's "Sitar By The Fire."[/quote]

Amitava
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 12, 2003 12:24 p.m.


Well Jette, I had a similar reaction when I heard Anoushka's first CD.

OK I know this place has big Anoushka fans...so am prepared for the barrage of gripes...Am going into hiding.

A



Jette (Nov 10, 2003 11:40 p.m.):
Ram Chandra, Sitar. "Music from India"
(Raga Bhairava, Rag Malakosha) on Laserlight Music,

Has anyone heard this CD. I thought it was a joke, but apparently it's not.

Sounds like a 4 year old. I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but...IMHO an absolute horrible example of ICM.

Anyone? Anyone?

Jette Reece


Matt
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 12, 2003 01:17 p.m.


THANK YOU AMITAVA!

I don't much care for her playing either. She reminds me of too many graduates of the Berklee school - lots of technique and precision, but no feel or expression.

Billy
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 12, 2003 01:30 p.m.



Amitava (Nov 12, 2003 12:24 p.m.):
Well Jette, I had a similar reaction when I heard Anoushka's first CD.

OK I know this place has big Anoushka fans...so am prepared for the barrage of gripes...Am going into hiding.


Well, I'm a sort-of Anoushka fan, but only because she, like her father, is instrumental in bringing ICM to the masses. She's not a bad player, but yes, that first CD was pretty bad, a waste of money.

The Carnegie Hall CD is a bit better. I don't have her "Anourag" CD, but I've heard that its much better.

I thought her playing at the concert recently was pretty good. Not great, just pretty good.


Namaste',
Billy Godfrey
Stephen
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 12, 2003 03:17 p.m.


Matt/Amitava, count me in. Although she is very pleasant to look at, she is still very mechanical at this point. Perhaps another ten years will yield some rewards for her. I have, however, seen her perform a few times, both with her father and solo. Sometimes when you live out in ICM wastelands, you have to take what is offered. I'm not a big fan of her father's music either, but do recognize his contributions.
It must be something to be trained in ICM by one's father.
Amitava
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 13, 2003 08:53 a.m.


Billy I did mean the 1st album. she has improved 9Carnegi Hall is the best of the lot that I have heard), but most professional sitar players with the same number of years under their belt perform much better than her.

By the way someone must have been irritated that this thread - or am I being paranoid. Fan's of Anoushka can now join a yahoo discussion group.

A

Jaym
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 13, 2003 10:16 a.m.


I enjoy the Anoushka Carnegie Hall CD. I saw her in NY at the MET and thought she played very well....mostly from a technical aspect. Her Alaps do not produce goosebumps......yet! =)

Oh....and she is really pretty too.....Bahut Sundar!

Neal
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 13, 2003 07:37 p.m.


Back off Jay, she's mine...
Neal

Oh....and she is really pretty too.....Bahut Sundar![/quote]
Jan
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 14, 2003 03:04 a.m.


she looks very Shankarish, and that make me think of her father.
But im sure she is really nice and frendly, so while all you bald headed, bear bellyed, drewling dwarfs fight over her i would not mind to chat a little and have lunch.

Anoushka, are you reading this?

jan

Remco
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 14, 2003 05:58 a.m.


I think playingwise she can kick the asses of 99% of the users of this forum.......

Peace,
Remco

Jaym
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 14, 2003 09:55 a.m.



Jan (Nov 14, 2003 03:04 a.m.):
she looks very Shankarish, and that make me think of her father.
But im sure she is really nice and frendly, so while all you bald headed, bear bellyed, drewling dwarfs fight over her i would not mind to chat a little and have lunch.

Anoushka, are you reading this?

jan


Sorry but I definitely don't fit in that category Jan! =) I can speak on Neal's behalf as well and say he isn't in the beer belly, bald, beer drinking category either. We just have a crush on her.....Oh, and respect her musicianship too!

Jan
Re:Ram Chandra Nov 14, 2003 11:42 a.m.


You got me there, I dont know how any of you people look, besides Billy and Ben and they dont fit the description... sorry that was a low blow, and totally off topic...

jan

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