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Love Trap by Susheela Raman


  1. Love Trap
  2. Sarasa
  3. Amba
  4. Save Me
  5. Manusoloni
  6. Bliss
  7. Sakhimaro
  8. Half Shiva Half Shakti
  9. Dhamavati
  10. Ye Meera Divanapan Hai
  11. Blue Lily Red Lotus


In a voice that enchanted us with its haunting and seductive quality in Salt Rain - Ms. Raman comes back at us with an album whose title track evokes a sixty's type love filled night only available to the few who understand how to exist in an other world plane - filling multiple spaces at once.

The extraordinary quality: to be able to belong anywhere and yet maintain one-worldliness, is what sets this album apart. This is an album meant for the masses in so much that, it is for every one looking for a classical, jazzy, popish, folk experience will come away exhausted, as every track seems to exist over, across and beyond these lines.

With vocals sung in so many languages that it would make a Linguistics Ph. D. jealous - you are treated to a cornucopia of tracks from all over India - with some that lull along monotonously, somehow in a multi-tonal fashion, to some that randomly pick up tempo as if to get their point across faster. Even presented is a beautifully re-sung version of a Bollywood classic - Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai.

So whatever genre of, or mixture there of, South Asian music you are in the mood for - pick this album up - you won't be disappointed. Just don't expect Bhangra!

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