Pink Hampster Recordings PHDD12
Call it Psybient, Psychill, Psydub, Ethno-chill, World fusion or whatever, this shows the usual signs of Pete’s main influences – psychedelic, classical, from the turn of the 20th century, and world music, with a strong Indian influence running through much of it.
There are journeys and stories here and brief captured moments in time and space, packed with emotion and atmosphere, lush and richly coloured, powerful and delicate. Musically it carries on where Orchid-Star’s Birth left off – having been persuaded to take the band a bit more uptempo for the 2nd album (Faster), Pete started this the same time, finally finishing it a decade later.
Unexpected Pleasures – full album
Angel – ft. Samantha Ray (6:46)
Vignette (5:30)
Bridges – ft. Onyx Ashanti & Myo (6:44)
Unexpected Pleasures – ft. Helen Francis (5:05)
Mera Dil – ft. Psibindi (8:45)
Dhow (6:07)
Hasya – ft. Teresa Gabriel & Harmony Yemanya (9:12)
Ami Tar Thikana Rakhini – ft. Sayak Mitra (3:26)
Blue Sky Dreams – ft. Teresa Gabriel (7:46)
Bamiyan (7:21)