Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Space - the language of the future

Born in Bombay, Asha Puthli is one of those incredibly talented chameleons who has managed to shine in a number of seemingly unconnected musical genre's. Her jazz vocals for Ornette Colman 's 'Science Fiction' was hailed as genius, later she re-invented herself as a multifaceted singer of Rock, Soul, Funk & Disco tracks. Her 1976 album 'The Devil is Loose' is considered a bit of a masterpiece; her Indian music training fused with spacey Soul & Disco results in a highly original and innovative finish which would go on to influence any number of western and non western artists to come. I don't own a vinyl copy of this album (any offers out there to rectify this problem?), though I couldn't resist posting 'Space Talk' in the hope of inspiring someone to go out and find me one.... If you don't know it, check it out and follow the trail to this absolute gem...

Asha Puthli - Space Talk

8 comments:

Mark said...

Ok, this is killing me. Which song samples that intro bass bit?

Mark said...

Answering the question myself. There are probably a bunch of tracks that sample the bass intro but I was thinking of the track Funk Shack West by Sharpshooters.

christopher keyz said...

hey Mark - how ya doin?? hmmm i don't know that one - glad you remembered - ill keep an eye out for it

Anonymous said...

Chris - this album has been reissued. If you don't mind reissues? I have about three Asha albums each one has one killer and the rest almost unlistenable! This is the killer.
I think the album is called The Devil Is Loose. Pinkish cover with her in a flowing 70s gown.

Jez

christopher keyz said...

hey thanks for that info Jez, yup that is the name of the album, Ill hunt around on the net for the re-issue, I certainly have no problem with re-issues, actually very grateful for em....

Enrique said...

Holy sh**. Amazing.

christopher keyz said...

hey enrique - glad you're enjoying the two new posts - dig around in the archives for many more killers!!

Mark said...

Funk Shack West