Prasanna | Electric Ganesha Land

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Electric Ganesha Land

by Prasanna

You have never heard a guitar album like this
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Eruption in Bangalore
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2. Snakebanger's Ball
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3. 4th Stone From the Sun
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4. Dark Sundae in Triplicane
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5. Indra's Necklace
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6. 9th Stone From the Sum
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7. Iguana On a Funky Trail
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8. 8th Avenue and East Mada Street
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9. Pot Belly Blues
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10. Sri Jimi
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
....(Prasanna's) unique playing style is apparent and out in the open as he effortlessly makes his guitar wail, trill, and scream in a way that would've made Hendrix proud
- Victor Wooten (from liner notes)

"...Prasanna takes the listener through an exotic journey through a mystical middle-land, which captures the practised precision of Carnatic music and yokes it together with the capricious imagination of the music of the '60s" -

The Hindu, Bangalore, India, May 10, 2006

"When Prasanna plays the blues, you can hear the world ......If you're wondering whether his training in naval architecture has anything to do with his reputation as the country's most eclectic guitar player, the answer becomes clear when you slip his latest album Electric Ganesha Land into your stereo system and turn up the volume. Loud."

Time Out magazine, Mumbai May 5-18, 2006

"There has definitely been quite a few tribute records to the great Jimi Hendrix, but none quite the way Carnatic Jazz guitarist Prasanna has done it. A South Indian Musical Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, yeah and it rocks. Dont miss out on this one, aptly called Electric Ganesha Land"

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"Electric Ganesha Land is more like a personalized statement, and you can feel the artstic abandon of the musician.....Snakebanger's Ball, one of the tracks conjures up the image of the bazaar, the market milieu and the inevitable snake charmer's notes..."

The Indian Express, Chennai, India April 29, 2006

"Exploring a myriad sonic possibilities and diverse styles on the guitar..."

Deccan Herald, Bangalore, India May 6, 2006



ELectric Ganesha Land features

Prasanna - electric guitar, electric bass, konnakol
Haridwaramangalam A.K. Palanivel - thavil
B.S. Purushotham - kanjira, konnakol
S. Karthick - ghatam, konnakol, morsing
Prapancham Ravindran - mridangam
Papanasam Sethuraman - kanjira
Liner notes - Victor Wooten

Indian guitarist Prasanna delivers an album that clearly shows why he is considered by many to be one of the world's most extraordinary and explosive guitarists. In 'Electric Ganesha Land', Prasanna pays tribute to the great Jimi Hendrix in a way only he can do. With a burning rhythm section of traditional South Indian Classical Carnatic percussion instruments like mridangam, ghatam, thavil, kanjira, morsing and konnakol, Prasanna lets loose on a wild guitar ride that blends classic rock, blues, grunge, metal, pyschedelia and occasional bebop influenced Jazz forays with his distinctive use of traditional microtonal Carnatic music vocabulary. Clothing more than 27 traditional South Indian ragas in an arena rock sound, Prasanna creates compositions that are whacky and spiritual at the same time. Listen to 'Electric Ganesha Land' and hear yourself going 'I have never heard anything like this'. The legendary bassist Victor Wooten says in his liner notes to EGL - 'the music on this CD can only be the work of a great musician'


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Tamara Turner, CD Baby


There's usually a very particular audience for the virtuoso progressive guitar albums- those that echo Steve Vai, Satriani and Hendrix- but Prasanna's "Electric Ganesha Land" invites a whole new population of listeners. It is, without a doubt, a most unusual contribution to the sphere of guitar rock but even more so to another sphere we don't see all that often: the melding of world music with western electric guitar practice. Bringing in tabla and microtonal, Carnatic vocabulary, this Indian guitarist blends classic rock, blues, grunge, metal, pyschedelia and occasional bebop influenced Jazz with his distinctive approach. Taking more than 27 traditional South Indian ragas into an arena rock sound, his album is a real example of agility, creativity and daring brilliance.


wonderful
Wonderful record, Prasanna is a true Master of music : not a just guitar hero, don't be fooled by the electric guitar, he is much more than that, a real musician with depth, soul ... the best from both Jimi Hendrix and Classical South Indian Music ! ! ! A must have !
Aliocha

Adithya

Starbucks?
Caffeine, decaffinated; just amazing..

guitarpaul


It is rare that a new great guitar sound comes out. This music is proof that you can always create or recreate something new. As a guitar player I really liked it. More than just rockin out the music is crafted yet has a feel of being loose, like anything can happen at anytime. Bravo!