I’m thinking that I’ve never really heard Ananda Shankar even though I know the name. And when I get to this, his self-titled debut I realise I do know this music, have heard a few of the piece; though never the whole album.
So it was fun to sit down with this and follow it through – something of a psychedelic touchstone if not a masterpiece.
There are some Shankar originals too – slightly more traditional in flavour, at least in some sense.
It’s quite otherworldly to hear now. When taken all in one go. I have some of his rock covers on a couple of compilations.
It was fun to hear this. I’ll return to it for sure.