RIYL: Experimental Funk, Percussions, Progressive Rock, Frank Zappa
Label: Cinedelic Records
Cinedelic Records has done it again! They have unearthed yet another amazing relic of the 70’s psychedelic scene! ‘Skinny Woman‘ is the first and only solo album by Indian percussionist Ramasandiran Somusundaram and this is the first reprint of the release since 1974!
“Produced and played along with a large portion of NEW TROLLS (De Scalzi’s brothers, Gianni Belleno and Giorgio Usai) SKINNY WOMAN is an absolute anomaly album that mixture hard-funk, supported by the incisive extraordinary rhythmic of the Indian, and rock, all wrapped in an exploitation feel.
A Side is so Funky/Party starring with the funk-rock title track; but by the second track, “I am afraid of Loosing You”, all takes a more experimental turn, with Clavinet, Hammond organ, lo-fi brass and a bizarre use of voices incredibly similar to The Mothers of FRANK ZAPPA; the Zappa references continue in the next “Everybody” that starts with a distorted bass riff in GEORGE CLINTON style. Then you get to “Electronic heart”, a rhythmic bomb with a long insane flute solo (by unmistakable Vittorio De Scalzi) in ROLAND KIRK / IAN ANDERSON style.
The Side B is more psychedelic and meditative, mixing Oriental tinges and American west coast in a very peaceful hindu atmosphere (extraordinary “Shanghaiâ).
Dolcis in fundo the bonus track âContrabbando di fagioliâ (Smuggling of beans) avaialble only in a very rare 7″ in 1973; a funky percussive orgy with flute.”
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LP CNPL805 Ramasandiran Somusundaram - SKINNY WOMAN
Includes Digital Download
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive