Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! Funk Music in India 1970-1983

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! Funk Music in India 1970-1983

  • November 22, 2010


Compilation on World Psychedelic Funk Classics. 20 Indian Psych-Funk Masterpieces. 2LP with full-sized 20 page color booket.  CD with 52 page color booklet.

Our friends at World Psychedelic Classics (Psych Funk 101/Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas) have been serving fellow students of the global phenomenon of psychedelic funk music well; here's another collection of funky, heavy, psychedelic wonders - this time from the melodic wonderland of India. Welcome to Psych Funk Sa Re Ga!

Much of the music on this compilation that covers the "golden years" of the movement (from approximately 1970 until 1982) and springs from the Bollywood film industry. Thus, Psych Funk Sa Re Ga! compiles some of the work of composers such as R.D. Burman and the brothers known as Kalyanji Anandji – specifically their experiments in the fusion of India's classical traditions of Hindustani and Carnatic music, folk music such as bhangra and dandiya and Western psychedelia and funk music.

Psych Funk Sa Re Ga! also includes off the beaten path Indian experiments in Psych Funk – for example, two songs from the Simla Beat garage-psych albums, and an oft-heard Deep Purple cover by the ground-breaking Atomic Forest – alongside examples of the Indian Psych Funk influence on European 70s musicians. Throughout the extensive liner notes – many of which delve into the history of the musicians and ensembles behind these little-heard classics – World Psychedelic Funk Classics attempts to broaden the definition of global psychedelia and shine light on the Indian progenitors of some of the wildest, funkiest, fuzziest music this world has ever heard.

This limited edition piece comes as a deluxe digipak CD, including a 52-page full color booklet with liner notes, photos and other ephemera. It also comes in 2LP gatefold packaging with an over sized full color booklet with the same detailed liner notes and imagery included.

Download MP3 Atomic Forest - Mary Long (MP3)

Also from World Psychedelic Funk Classics:
Psych Funk 101
Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas