Friday, March 29, 2013

CD Review: David Starfire's 'Ascend'

David Starfire
Six Degrees Records

The adventurous fusion of electronica and Indian music is the basic source of inspiration on the newest release, Ascend. There are heady, urban elements that are littered with electronica connotations that are electro-rock-infused. David has enlisted the help of fellow musicians, Natacha Atlas, Afrika Bambaataa, Cheb i Sabbah, iCatching, and Sheila Govindarajan. The upbeat percussion, electronica, and South Asian-influenced songs incorporate a variety of vocals, rhythms, and styles that are anything but boring. The dancefloor medleys are exciting and innovative, while contemplative at the same time. The world fusion elements are especially intriguing. Fans of electronica fused with world music and a side of South Asian character will love David Starfire's latest release. Ascend rises to the occasion. ~ Matthew Forss

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