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Tabla Beat Science — Palmistry
Album: Tala Matrix
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5.8

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Total ratings: 851









Released: 2000
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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aha!!!

space and drums
 jtherieau wrote:


Remember when you were a kid and your folks told you NOT to go any farther than the end of your block or BAD stuff will happen? Though you were never really certain what that bad stuff would be exactly. And then one day you decided to cross the street to the next block (after looking both ways for oncoming cars just like they'd taught you to do), and you were scared to death over there on the next block. You were WAY out of your comfort zone. But once you started walking and saw new stuff, new faces, cool new things in people's yards, and nothing bad happened to you while you were there....(the only bad thing that happened to you as a result is that you got grounded by your folks when you got home when they found out you'd taken matters into your own hands and explored something new) ...

...well, for you, this song is sort of like that.



Brilliant. That's something RP does for us, and what joy it is to discover gems like this.
 steviedeant wrote:

I think this is a little out of my comfort zone. I don't think I like it, but I don't seem to be able to stop listening to it. I'm turning it up. What's happening?




I was going to comment on this but I read the last comment and liked it. Then I realized it was mine from 2 years ago.
That percussive instrument is like a bouncing water. Beautiful.
 fredriley wrote:
If you like this (and I surely do), you might also like Celt Islam, a dub artist with some serious middle eastern grooves who uses the tabla extensively. I've been listening to him this morning during longeurs in RPs output (you know, when you get a few Ho-Hums on the roll). His latest EP is onine, as is his work on Soundcloud.

This song is an easy 8 on first listen from the exotically entranced Nottingham jury. I'd love to hear more of this bunch. This is just sooooooooo RP :o)
 
I surely miss the erudition of Fred...who else uses "longeurs" in conversation?
Q:
What's more excruciating than being boiled alive by Cannibals ?
A:
The music their band plays as you're stewed.

 QueenLucia wrote:
Straddles the line between humdrum and annoying.  How to rate that?
 
2 or 3, I gave this POS a big fat 1
 sajitjacob wrote:
Amusing album art. Is Ganesh giving us the finger? is that Bert top left?
 
actually i think its Super Grover!!!!!
 QueenLucia wrote:
Straddles the line between humdrum and annoying.  How to rate that?
 

7 or higher.
Seriously good stuff.
 tjohei wrote:
ZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZ ZZZZZZ so booooooooooring that you play this GOA beach music over and over again. 
 
If you don't like it, why do you listen to it over and over again?
La Música India de Percusión está en un nivel de comprensión muy elevado.
Es absolutamente fabulosa. El ritmo se fusiona con el sonido. Nos llevan siglos de sabiduría musical.¨con todos mis respetos hacia los que no les gusta este estilo¨.
ZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZ ZZZZZZ so booooooooooring that you play this GOA beach music over and over again. 
is that efalump Buddha wearing Chucks?
Wow - turn it up!
Bill - where do you find all this great music from? 
And thank you for it.
 steviedeant wrote:
I think this is a little out of my comfort zone. I don't think I like it, but I don't seem to be able to stop listening to it. I'm turning it up. What's happening?
 

Remember when you were a kid and your folks told you NOT to go any farther than the end of your block or BAD stuff will happen? Though you were never really certain what that bad stuff would be exactly. And then one day you decided to cross the street to the next block (after looking both ways for oncoming cars just like they'd taught you to do), and you were scared to death over there on the next block. You were WAY out of your comfort zone. But once you started walking and saw new stuff, new faces, cool new things in people's yards, and nothing bad happened to you while you were there....(the only bad thing that happened to you as a result is that you got grounded by your folks when you got home when they found out you'd taken matters into your own hands and explored something new) ...

...well, for you, this song is sort of like that.
I am all for oral fibrillation...

 
LaurieinTucson wrote:

sonic atrial fibrillation
or would it be aural fibrillation?
 

FREAK OUT! WEASELS RIPPED YOUR FLESH!

 
steviedeant wrote:
I think this is a little out of my comfort zone. I don't think I like it, but I don't seem to be able to stop listening to it. I'm turning it up. What's happening?
 

I think this is a little out of my comfort zone. I don't think I like it, but I don't seem to be able to stop listening to it. I'm turning it up. What's happening?
I'm pretty sure this track samples this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huV2PsM2hbY


 siandbeth wrote:
This is giving me uncomfortable heart palpitations. ick.

 
sonic atrial fibrillation
or would it be aural fibrillation?
Takes me back to Mickey Hart Diga Rhythms.   I like the musical otherness of the instruments that still vibes the call of civilization, just not ours.
{#Flamed}
Anybody else hear in this a sample used by Iggy Azalea in We In This B**ch?
I am often not a fan of the fusion cuisine that Bill dishes up. But this is tasty.
Straddles the line between humdrum and annoying.  How to rate that?
Already rated this an 8, I see. I think I have to bump it up to a nine, and go download the album.
If you like this (and I surely do), you might also like Celt Islam, a dub artist with some serious middle eastern grooves who uses the tabla extensively. I've been listening to him this morning during longeurs in RPs output (you know, when you get a few Ho-Hums on the roll). His latest EP is onine, as is his work on Soundcloud.

This song is an easy 8 on first listen from the exotically entranced Nottingham jury. I'd love to hear more of this bunch. This is just sooooooooo RP :o)
Amusing album art. Is Ganesh giving us the finger? is that Bert top left?
Tabla by Talvin Singh. The man is a genius. His playing is really something to behold when seen and heard live. The range of sounds and complex rhythms the man can produce seem impossible, even when you are watching him. Spellbinding.

this tune makes me ITCH to be at one of my kits... {#Lol} {#Drummer}
More cowbell...I mean bongos!!!
"Oh My Goodness Gracious! —- our Britisher Telly watchers will pick up on this.

This is giving me uncomfortable heart palpitations. ick.
and now for something completely different, but with the same name: palmistry by great lake swimmers. please?
 scraig wrote:

it's a Table Beat Science project gone awry with no end...
 I meant that as a good thing, but I can see your point. For me, perfect second cup music.

 Businessgypsy wrote:
In the name of all that is holy, it won't!
 
it's a Table Beat Science project gone awry with no end...
It's funny how I would never choose to listen to this....except as part of the mix here.  A nice change of pace.
{#Drummer}  Loooong
 BalesBub wrote:
Make it stop!!! Make it stop!!!  In the name of all that is holy, make it stop!!!
  In the name of all that is holy, it won't!


the band name certainly describes their music well... i wonder if they feel a bit pigeon-holed?


maybe its hearing this at 810 am EST on a Sunday morning, i don't know, but this is not good.
nervous - Great!!!!!!
Noooo! Must... must... change... channels! {#Eyes}
 ddbz wrote:
I would not mind hearing this again...
 
Love them tabla drums.
TBS on RP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bill, you made my day!!!!

Bill Laswell is an under rated genius.
OK, this may sound too syntetic...

Make it stop!!! Make it stop!!!  In the name of all that is holy, make it stop!!!
I would not mind hearing this again...
Tabla playing is always breathtaking . . . I saw quite a few masters last 30 years. Every single one managed to surprise me. Both musically and technically.
 Poacher wrote:
The drumming is by Talvin Singh. I saw him play two nights ago in Brighton. His tabla playing is breathtaking.

I can see that for many it might be difficult to get into this, but I really admire RP for playing something so diverse and interesting.  
 
As do I.  Thank you BillG.

Sounds like failing coffehouse music.
The drumming is by Talvin Singh. I saw him play two nights ago in Brighton. His tabla playing is breathtaking.

I can see that for many it might be difficult to get into this, but I really admire RP for playing something so diverse and interesting.  
This is good, but I'm glad I don't share a party wall with the guy.
 Baby_M wrote:
Sounds like the theme to Mumbai Vice. All we need are two cool cops in white Nehru jackets and a Ferrari Tata.
 


 Baby_M wrote:
Sounds like the theme to Mumbai Vice. All we need are two cool cops in white Nehru jackets and a Ferrari.

Like it!
 

{#Biggrin}
Ole my gorsh. Groovin, mon.
okelle wrote: I really dig the combination of the Middle Eastern sounds with techno beats. Y'all need to expand your tastes past the old guitar-bass-drummer-singer combination.

 
Xeric wrote:
Why?
 
Because if you don't, in a few years you'll be a crotchety, narrow-minded old fart, sitting around complaining that "they never did anything like that back in my day!"  Then everyone around you will roll their eyes and say "Yes, Pops, that's what you always say".
Tedious.
At first I liked it, then it started to annoy me.{#Meditate} —>{#Wall}

I like it.

Not bad at all...I kinda like it.
 okelle wrote:
I really dig the combination of the Middle Eastern sounds with techno beats. Y'all need to expand your tastes past the old guitar-bass-drummer-singer combination.
 
Why?

supergroverx wrote:
Not Apu's daughter, it's his niece. Before he had octuplets. But a very funny scene. And I think this is pretty cool. 8.
So she'd be Sanjay's daughter? Does she have a name? I think Sanjay has a son (toddler), named Jamshed, pulled a shotgun on Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney while they were shoplifting... and on topic, great tune.
Baby_M wrote:
Sounds like the theme to Mumbai Vice. All we need are two cool cops in white Nehru jackets and a Ferrari. Like it!
"Ahmed F."? Oh, wait... that's from Nandi Hills Cop. My bad.
Sounds very like Ozric Tentacles.
WHAT?? Some Bill Laswell's stuff here?? GREAT!!! :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: Bill (from RP), you're a Chief!!! THANK YOU!!!
:good-vibes: Digging it man! :good-vibes:
Sounds like the theme to Mumbai Vice. All we need are two cool cops in white Nehru jackets and a Ferrari. Like it!
okelle wrote:
I really dig the combination of the Middle Eastern sounds with techno beats. Y'all need to expand your tastes past the old guitar-bass-drummer-singer combination.
This is Indian music. A modern version of Ravi Shanker I would think. Though the original was the best. (click here)
shakylegs wrote:
Wow, I just flashed to Apu's daughter in The Simpsons, the young woman's beauty pageant, when she announces: And now I shall play MacArthur Park. On the tabla. Why is everybody laughing? And ten minutes later, she's still playing, while everyone in the audience is sleeping.
Not Apu's daughter, it's his niece. Before he had octuplets. But a very funny scene. And I think this is pretty cool. 8.
okelle wrote:
I really dig the combination of the Middle Eastern sounds with techno beats. Y'all need to expand your tastes past the old guitar-bass-drummer-singer combination.
I reckon :high-five:
I really dig the combination of the Middle Eastern sounds with techno beats. Y'all need to expand your tastes past the old guitar-bass-drummer-singer combination.
:yawn: :sleep:
No fan. Rewinding RealPlayer to Billie Holiday.
This reminds me of the game "Endorfun". Please tell me someone else out there had the game and loved it, too.
Sorry, but count me among the surface-listeners. The popiest Britney Spears song was never so repetitive.
Wow. It may seem repetitive on the surface, but the Indian classical drumming is amazingly complex and intricate. Love it.
hippiechick wrote:
I'm pretty much willing to listen to anything that's got a beat (including banging pots) but this gets pretty boring after awhile.
You mean anything that has Britney Spears in it?
I'm pretty much willing to listen to anything that's got a beat (including banging pots) but this gets pretty boring after awhile.
I understand the continuity, but a bit of a letdown after Joe Strummer's Bhindi Bhagee. :ask:
Platypus wrote:
yeah... really, who would call Bill Laswell, Trilok Gurtu, Sultan Khan, Zakir Hussain, Karsh Kale, Gigi, etc etc etc.... "musicians" sheesh. /the live album blows this one away.
DUDE! :cheers:
Platypus wrote:
yeah... really, who would call Bill Laswell, Trilok Gurtu, Sultan Khan, Zakir Hussain, Karsh Kale, Gigi, etc etc etc.... "musicians" sheesh. /the live album blows this one away.
:clap: :cheers:
Now play Within You and Without You by The Beatles.
This is really boring. Please don't play anything else off this disc. One is quite enough to be eclectic.
Wow, I just flashed to Apu's daughter in The Simpsons, the young woman's beauty pageant, when she announces: And now I shall play MacArthur Park. On the tabla. Why is everybody laughing? And ten minutes later, she's still playing, while everyone in the audience is sleeping.
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
*yawn* Why was this included in the RadioParadise playlist? Boring.
I don't know. Maybe because it was very good?
dianneluna wrote:
in case you were wondering... This song + Claritin = :frustrated: but not quite that angry...mute!
Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine. Perhaps if your try good 'ol Benadryl, you may not need the mute button.
yeah... really, who would call Bill Laswell, Trilok Gurtu, Sultan Khan, Zakir Hussain, Karsh Kale, Gigi, etc etc etc.... "musicians" sheesh. /the live album blows this one away.
GChevy410 wrote:
im working, so this is just what the doctor ordered right now
You mean, your work alone isn't enough to put you to sleep?
im working, so this is just what the doctor ordered right now
It's just one big repetiton, which was probably sequenced electronically, which means the musicians (if you can call them that) didn't do anything. Though, at 2:30AM, I'm really tired and either I'm numb or the music is making me numb.
*yawn* Why was this included in the RadioParadise playlist? Boring.
in case you were wondering... This song + Claritin = :frustrated: but not quite that angry...mute!