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Songs Of India

Release Notes
  • Originally released on Mushroom records in the early ’70s

Manufactured Recordings reissues two Indian Classical LPs, S​ongs Of India from prominent vocalist ​Nitai Dasgupta a​nd T​hree Sitar Pieces​ by trained instrumentalist​ Pandit Kanwar Sain Trikha,​ both originally released on Vic Keary’s underground label, ​Mushroom Records,​ in the early 70s.

While Vic Keary’s background was in reggae, ​Mushroom Records ​dabbled in recording a bit of everything. Mostly known for hyper-rare Psych, Prog and Acid Folk, ​Nitai Dasgupta and P​andit Kanwar Sain Trikha​’s diverse LPs fit in perfectly with their British Psych and Prog label mates like ​Simon Finn,​ M​agic Carpet,​ and​ Chillum​.

Nitai Dasgupta was one of the most talented Indian classical singers in Great Britain. His sweetness and flexibility created a unique style complemented by his melodious voice and composing abilities. ​Songs Of India p​leases the lovers of Indian classical and semi-classical music while enticing pop and folk lovers. This LP even caught the ears of acclaimed electronic artist, ​Four Tet,​ who featured track “Cham Cham Cham Cham” on his​ N​TS Radio show​.

I inherited the Nital Dasgupta LP from my grandfather. I’ve no idea how he came to have it and after he died it sat on a shelf for many years before I found it and gave it a listen.​ – ​Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet

Both LPs are fascinatingly diverse pieces of work that dive into the intersection of folk, classical, and psychedelic music.