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NR010: Black Orchid // The Nasha Experience [OUT TODAY]

sanj.k December 17, 2012 music, the latest No Comments

Following their ‘Qawali Dub‘ release just last month [Nov '12] The Nasha Experience have another EP out today called ‘Black Orchid‘.

Ketz, who is no stranger to NASHA Records opens the EP with the title track, ‘Black Orchid’. Armed with an icy guitar-lick that’s one part Pink Floyd, many parts Black Sun Empire, we suddenly find ourselves body-slamming to the thundering breakbeats and a neuro-like bass groove that fills every available space in the speakers and your mind.

The EP features Canadian producer Stranjah, who has done work for the Ministry of Sound and the monumental Hospital Records. His sound is incredibly eclectic and essentially impossible to label under one umbrella. Often dark and minimal by nature, it boasts moody, atmospheric overtones with an emphasis on brooding sub bass and pulsating drum patterns. His track ‘40 Days‘ is also featured on the self titled EP out on BBA.

Label boss Ges-E follows with ‘Seven‘ a rolling ode to the sitar. Crafted with the DJ in mind, this establishes itself with a punching kick-snare combo before adding more instruments to the mix. Psychedelic pads and spiraling eastern horns weave their way over a groove that’s as tight as his A&R skills, every nuance of Ges- E’s 15 year recording accolades is displayed in abundance.

After several years living in India and a nine year break from music production, Vacious returned to the studio in 2011 inspired by the idea of mixing samples from classical Indian music with bass driven electronica. This is definitely apparent on his track Hyperbolic which is also his debut release on NASHA Records.

Ending on a poignant finale as label collaborative Nasha Experience get super mystical for ‘808’. Music for the mind just as much as the body, this deep, punch-packing groove is as timeless as it is place-less …

4.5/5

Purchase it here:

Black Orchid – Ketz 

40 Days – Stranjah

Seven – Ges-e

Hyperbolic – Vacious

808 – Nasha Experience

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Founder and Editor of NADA BRAHMA, Sanj.K is an Investment Banker with a sense of humor. Born and brought up in the UK, he has an ongoing love affair with music, martial arts and masala chai and in his spare time perfects the deadly art of watching old skool kung-fu movies. Sanj loves bringing a fresh outlook on ‘left field’, Asian, electronica and classical music from across the globe, but hates the music they play in supermarkets.

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