Bengal Tigers "Songs About Birds and Trains" - download

Bengal Tigers

1999, Fang Records: Through his forays into the Indian music world, Rael met and collaborated with tabla maestro Samir Chatterjee and his singing wife, Sangamitra. Bringing them into his basement recording studio in Dumbo, Rael blended his progressive Betty-style sound palette with the Chatterjees' beautiful Bengali folk songs. Samir played all percussion, Sangamitra sang and played harmonium, Rael played bass, guitars, keyboards and other Western odds & ends. The trio was joined by very special guests from both the Downtown and Indian music worlds: Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds), Steve Gorn (flute), Krishna Batt (sitar) and Ramesh Mishra (sarangi). This gorgeous album was never publicly distributed until now - enjoy this little heard wonder! DOWNLOAD HERE