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Dissidenten & Karnataka College Of Percussion – Germanistan (1981/92)

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Dissidenten & Karnataka College Of Percussion – Germanistan (1981/92)

Artist: Dissidenten & Karnataka College Of Percussion
Title Of Album: Germanistan
Year Of Release: 1992
Label: Exil Musik 5500
Genre: Krautrock · World
Quality: MP3 | FLAC
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 16Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 69 MB | 291 MB
Total Time: 42:34
Website: Discogs

1. Narmade Har 01:35
2. Memories Of Chilli 03:56
3. Germanistan 06:00
4. Konnakhol 02:33
5. Veena Vadini 04:34
6. Turn On The Light 03:18
7. Tala Tarangini 04:59
8. Mani 04:25
9. India Morsing 01:50
10. Nalina Kanti 05:29
11. Morning Dance 04:02

Marlon Klein: drums, percussion, keyboard (Ex Embryo)
Friedemann Josch: flute, vocals (Ex Embryo)
Uve Mьllrich: bass, oud, saz, vocals, guitar (Ex Embryo)
Mike Wehmeyer: keyboard, piano
Werner Aldinger: trombone
Wilfried Grotens: trumpet
Roland Schaeffer: nagaswaram
Roman Bunka: oud, guitar
Tomas San Miguel: keyboard, piano, accordion

Karnataka College Of Percussion:
R.A. Ramamani: lead vocals, tamboura
T.A.S. Mani: mrindangam, konnakhol
R.A. Rajagopal: ghatam, dholak, mrindangam
M.R. Ravindranath: dhol, kanjira, ghatam
M.A. Nagaraj: ghatam
T.N. Shashikuma: kanjira, konnakhol
R. Shotham: thavil, percussion, morsing
O.G. Rao: morsing, konnakhol
B.S. Bhat: morsing, konnakhol

Digipack notes:
Original recordings 1981 in Gondagaon/Narmada and Bangalore/India by Gьnter Heidler for Hartmut Bremer/Abdampf-Records
Technicians: Max Gruber, Dieter Brodtke
Rerecorded & remixed 1989-92 in Bangalore/Bombay/Madrid/Munich/Berlin
Produced by Marlon Klein for Exil Musik
South-Indian soundsystem of Vedic magic blaring into an anxious 21st century world, drumming hope into the collective mind of the global village. Last vehicle of Karnatic energy, the thousand year legacy embodied in the Karnataka College of Percussion. Together with pioneering Dissidenten they create music old as the Sanscrit scripts, as modern as the digital satellites of world-TV, unchanged and ever changing like the clouds filling the thirsty wells of the planet. Electronic bridges right into fourth dimension.
Reverberating Mrindangam meet pumping European electronics and together they create their own universe, a solar system is suggested, a new continent created: Germanistan.

From their website:
1981/83: Dissidenten and their own label Exil Musik are founded in Berlin by ex-Embryo members Uve Muellrich, Marlon Klein and Friedo Josch. Following a one-year tour of Asia, the group decides to stay in India to produce their first album GERMANISTAN with the help of the Karnataka College Of Percussion, their charismatic female singer R.A. Ramamani and percussionist Ramesh Shotham. The live line up is joined by India’s outstanding pianist Louis Banks and American sax legend Charlie Mariano. Concerts between Calcutta and Madrid, Casablanca and Stockholm are documented on the live album GERMANISTAN TOUR 83.
1984/85: Concerts worldwide. Having toured North Africa, Dissidenten set up camp in Tangier, Morocco. Composer and author Paul Bowles and Tangier’s musical godfather Abdesalam Akaaboune introduce them to Moroccan musicians Jil Jilala, Nas El Ghiwane, Lem Chaheb and the likes. Dissidenten’s third album SAHARA ELEKTRIK is recorded in Tangier with Lem Chaheb and their outstanding leader Cherif Lamrani. FATA MORGANA – the album’s hit song becomes famous not only in North Africa but a top dancefloor success in Europe and South America. 250.000 people see and hear Dissidenten live during a three-week tour of Spain. British DJ John Peel features the group in his legendary BBC program. ’Dissimania’ – initially started out in the Mediterranean, spreads via England to Canada and the US. Dissidenten make it to the top of independent charts worldwide. Concert for German TV WDR at the famous Rockpalast is broadcasted live all over Europe.
1986/88: Concerts worldwide. Dissidenten move to Spain. LIFE AT THE PYRAMIDS is recorded in Madrid and Casablanca. The album includes TELEPHONE ARAB, Dissidenten’s hit song and videoclip. With a coverversion of TELEPHONE ARAB, Egyptian superstar Mohammed Mounir makes it number one all over the Arab world. Dissidenten tour major places in Europe and North America as well as North Afrika and Asia. One of these legendary concerts at New York’s packed Palladium is recorded for the album DISSIDENTEN – LIVE IN NEW YORK. The song FATA MORGANA from the 1984 album SAHARA ELEKTRIK becomes a major hit in Brasil and South Amerika – ten years later it will have sold more than 1,5 million copies in Brasil alone. Dissidenten play the title song for the famous telenovela SASSA RICANDO. Till today Dissidenten enjoy a strong following in Brasil.
1989/91: Morocco: Recordings with the Royal Orchestra of Rabat for the album OUT OF THIS WORLD, featuring singer Mahmoud Saadi and the incredible talents of Cherif Lamrani on mandolincello.
1989 OUT OF THIS WORLD is released worldwide. The video for the album’s title song was filmed and produced by Dissidenten in East Berlin – just before and during the Berlin Wall came down. Concerts in North America. Recording for Real American Music in Ottawa. The album involves native American Indian musicians made friends and worked with while touring Canada.

More info here:
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clavera123   User offline   27 August 2016 10:14

Please re-up in lossless, this is very rare, cannot even buy it in FLAC

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