ATISH - VINYL (Fire) 1989

by Najma Akhtar

  • Classic Gatefold very limited VINYL left - A collector item
    On request can be autographed by Najma Akhtar

    Triple Earth Records & ⓟ & © Last Minute Productions
    Catalogue Number :TERRA CD 108
    Vinyl Track Listing
    1. Atish Fishan 6:16
    2. Naina 5:45
    3. Apne Hathon 5:44
    4. Parvanon 2:33
    5. Ni kala 4:31
    6. Ghoom Charkhna 8:03
    7. Faithless Love 3:13

    Description

    An artistic collaborative product between Najma & producers, Iain Scott & Bunt Stafford Clark of Triple Earth Records, ‘Atish’ features an enjoyable mix of musical styles from the Indian sub-continent, subtle elements of jazz and other western influences that combine Najma's versatile voice to create a magical musical journey.
    Based on raga Gaujri Toodi, the opening track ‘Atish Fishan’, has a lively hypnotic rhythmic intro that immediately sweeps you into another world and ‘Naina’, takes the Thoomri style of lyrics, melody and rhythm. By using a 14-beat gentle rhythmic cycle with fluid vocals and jazz, the song becomes very atmospheric. The jazz elements work particularly well in the soulful, slightly bluesy Ghazal ‘Apne Hathon’ with soaring saxophone complementing the Indian style vocals. Again, in addition to Ghazal, Najma’s own compositions were pushed further forward with other genres, such as Qawali, Punjabi and Sufi Qalam (Spiritual song) and she was also challenged by covering a Country & Western classic song titled "Faithless Love’’ written by J. D. Souther. With this diverse selection of songs, there is something to suit every mood, bringing the album’s compliment of languages to four. The music is a little more adventurous in terms of arrangement and style but keeping true to the use of subtle jazz arrangements. With Atish, Najma has once again received critical acclaim and has attracted wide audiences reaching No 4 in the Billboard World Music Chart.

    "Atish transcends linguistic barriers (and) exists as a clear pointer to the future." Music Week

    "This is immaculate music." The Guardian

    Her arrangements of the ancient songs are more intricate and creative, she sings with greater control and occasional blues intonation’
    International Herald Tribune – Mike Zwerin


    Atish offers atoner superb demonstration of Najma’s ability to fuse the modern and traditional without selling either short. A unique melange of Asian forms with jazz, rock, even country, that should delight admirers and win a wider new audience.
    Tradewinds UK


    Najma’s beautiful voice sometimes double tracked, floats and swoops over arrangements and rhythms that are definitely India-meets- London 1989 in a melting pot style.
    The Beat U.S.
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Triple Earth Records & ⓟ & © Last Minute Productions
Catalogue Number :TERRA CD 108
Vinyl Track Listing
1. Atish Fishan 6:16
2. Naina 5:45
3. Apne Hathon 5:44
4. Parvanon 2:33
5. Ni kala 4:31
6. Ghoom Charkhna 8:03
7. Faithless Love 3:13

Description

An artistic collaborative product between Najma & producers, Iain Scott & Bunt Stafford Clark of Triple Earth Records, ‘Atish’ features an enjoyable mix of musical styles from the Indian sub-continent, subtle elements of jazz and other western influences that combine Najma's versatile voice to create a magical musical journey.
Based on raga Gaujri Toodi, the opening track ‘Atish Fishan’, has a lively hypnotic rhythmic intro that immediately sweeps you into another world and ‘Naina’, takes the Thoomri style of lyrics, melody and rhythm. By using a 14-beat gentle rhythmic cycle with fluid vocals and jazz, the song becomes very atmospheric. The jazz elements work particularly well in the soulful, slightly bluesy Ghazal ‘Apne Hathon’ with soaring saxophone complementing the Indian style vocals. Again, in addition to Ghazal, Najma’s own compositions were pushed further forward with other genres, such as Qawali, Punjabi and Sufi Qalam (Spiritual song) and she was also challenged by covering a Country & Western classic song titled "Faithless Love’’ written by J. D. Souther. With this diverse selection of songs, there is something to suit every mood, bringing the album’s compliment of languages to four. The music is a little more adventurous in terms of arrangement and style but keeping true to the use of subtle jazz arrangements. With Atish, Najma has once again received critical acclaim and has attracted wide audiences reaching No 4 in the Billboard World Music Chart.

"Atish transcends linguistic barriers (and) exists as a clear pointer to the future." Music Week

"This is immaculate music." The Guardian

Her arrangements of the ancient songs are more intricate and creative, she sings with greater control and occasional blues intonation’
International Herald Tribune – Mike Zwerin


Atish offers atoner superb demonstration of Najma’s ability to fuse the modern and traditional without selling either short. A unique melange of Asian forms with jazz, rock, even country, that should delight admirers and win a wider new audience.
Tradewinds UK


Najma’s beautiful voice sometimes double tracked, floats and swoops over arrangements and rhythms that are definitely India-meets- London 1989 in a melting pot style.
The Beat U.S.

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released January 1, 1989

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Najma Akhtar London, UK

Renowned vocalist takes us down The Ganges, Niger, Thames, Shannon, Mississippi with ‘Five Rivers’. Exploring synergies between the ancient poetic art form of the Indian Ghazal and Western song traditions.

CollaboratIons with world-class artists, diverse as Jah Wobble, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Andy Summers, Basement Jaxx, Jethro Tull, Philip Glass, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) and more.
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