TALVIN SINGH

Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop • United Kingdom
Jazz music community with review and forums
TALVIN SINGH picture
Talvin Singh Matharoo (Punjabi: ਤਲਵੀਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਮਠਾਰੂ) (born 1970 in London, England), is a producer and composer and tabla player, known for creating an innovative fusion of Indian classical music and drum and bass. Singh is generally considered involved with an electronica sub genre called Asian Underground, and more recently as Indian and/or Asian electronica. After collaborating with Siouxsie and the Banshees and Björk in the early 1990s, Singh released his debut album Ok which received the Mercury Music Prize in 1999. Singh has since collaborated with a variety of acts including Madonna and Massive Attack.

Singh grew up in Leytonstone and began playing the tablas as a child. At the age of 16, Singh went to India for two years where he studied tabla under Pandit Lashman Singh. He then returned to the UK after just one year. In spite of this classical training, Singh's tabla playing was not accepted by
read more...
Thanks to silent way for the addition and snobb for the updates

TALVIN SINGH Online Videos

No TALVIN SINGH online videos available. Search and add one now.

Buy TALVIN SINGH music

Amazon (logo)
Talvin Singh Presents Anokha Soundz of the Asian UndergroundTalvin Singh Presents Anokha Soundz of the Asian Underground
Fontana Island 1997
$6.94
$1.30 (used)
Back to Mine 8Back to Mine 8
Dmc Publishing 2001
$8.90
$1.70 (used)
HaHa
Island UK 2001
$6.10
$1.54 (used)
OkOk
Universal Int'l 1998
$5.96
$0.99 (used)
TogetherTogether
WORLD VILLAGE 2011
$13.15
$11.00 (used)
Back to MineBack to Mine
Back to Mine 2003
$3.48 (used)
Showing 6 items | Cache expiring in 22h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

TALVIN SINGH Discography

TALVIN SINGH albums / top albums

TALVIN SINGH OK album cover 4.59 | 4 ratings
OK
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1998
TALVIN SINGH Ha album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ha
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2001
TALVIN SINGH Ok (Expanded Edition) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ok (Expanded Edition)
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2009

TALVIN SINGH EPs & splits

TALVIN SINGH live albums

TALVIN SINGH Songs For The Inner World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs For The Inner World
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2004

TALVIN SINGH demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

TALVIN SINGH re-issues & compilations

TALVIN SINGH Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1997
TALVIN SINGH Back to Mine: Talvin Singh album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back to Mine: Talvin Singh
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2001

TALVIN SINGH singles (1)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
OK
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1998

TALVIN SINGH movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

TALVIN SINGH Reviews

TALVIN SINGH OK

Album · 1998 · Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Matt
Released in 1998, Talvin Singh created a wonderful fusion recording incorporating, Indian, Electronica, Western and even Classical into the mix. Programming is the under pinnining of the album by Talvin Singh with plenty of beat. Supported by Tabla, Drums, Keys, Piano,Gongs, Scratches, Atmospherics,Tapes and that is just Talvin, Indian Orchestra, Choir, Strings, Voices, Electric Violin, Trumpet, Sarangi, Shenai, Flute, Pipes, Breaks, Bill Laswell gets to do bass on one, Guitars, Sanshin ( Japanese Lute,Banjo ). Not all instruments are on every track but contribute to various pieces within the album. Talvin Singh who plays on every track is part of "The Asian Underground" which describes muscians and DJ,s who are living in England but are from the Sub Continent ( India, Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka) and who are influenced by Indian Repertoire infused witth western electronic beats which started this style of music in London during the 1990's. Talvin Singh has a few credits up his sleeve as he collaborated with some great musicians, Sun Ra, Bjork, Madonna, Blondie, Ustad Nusrat Ali Khan, and has done a few remixes for some big names in the music buisness as well. Talvin grew up in East London and travelled to India for a brief period to learn Tabla were after returning to London began the process of infusing this with Western Beats which brought him to his album debut "OK"

" The World is Sound" is the phrase we hear repeated which begins the first number "Traveller" where things start slow over electronics and piano with voices coming in and out and that quick beat comes in underneath but things still keep the slow time above. Small dub influence is there with echo but held together brilliantly where things come back with with the dropping of the beat and the Orchestra is used to create a beautiful sublime piece of music with flute and choir. The selection of the track order was superb with knowing where to place the songs because the follow up 'Butterfly"is simply beautiful with a quick beat underneath and Sarangi and flute putting down the icing. Track four " Mombasstic" is where Bill Laswell makes his appreance on the album and Bass does it shake at the intro, plenty of beat but also Byron Wallace makes an appearance on trumpet and as usual with Byron he puts down one cool passage on muted trumpet. "And now the true story of ectasy" which leads to an Indian play with some of their poetry followed by some fast beats and scratches and is quite a short piece and more an introduction to the next one "Eclipse" which is another tune interspersed with Hindi voices and that beat just keeps coming The titlle track 'OK is up next and this where the Japanese instrument the "sanshin" gets to do its stuff with the intro and used throughout between a choir which sings in Hindi giving the tune one different unique structure with those quick beats and electronics. Perhaps the most beautiful and slow composition is "Light" which follows and the piano intro is right on the money, flute that just floats and Talvin's tablas guiding. Of course the beat comes back with a fairly quick time underneath but it gives the tune texture and whenever I think of this recording this is the sound that springs to mind. We still have another three tunes to go but enough is enough. They are good.

What we have here is one great different, original album. You may think that being primarily electronic driven that it will be boring with same old thumping bass beat as modern House or Jungle seems to be but do not fear this is nothing like that. Within the music is simply breath taking with its complexity, original and new outllook towards Drum and Bass.

TALVIN SINGH Movies Reviews

No TALVIN SINGH movie reviews posted yet.

TALVIN SINGH Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Across The Universe Pop/Art Song/Folk
AL DI MEOLA
Buy this album from MMA partners
Frankenhorn Nu Jazz
AUDREY OCHOA
Buy this album from MMA partners
Broken Circles Avant-Garde Jazz
JURE PUKL
Buy this album from MMA partners
Idle Hands : Solid Moments Eclectic Fusion
WILL BERNARD
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Heliocentrics - Burning Wooden Ship
THE HELIOCENTRICS
snobb· 14 hours ago
Patterns in a Tunnel
ADAM BERENSON
js· 1 day ago
Christoph Beck Quartet - Still Tryin'
CHRISTOPH BECK
js· 2 days ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us