Find out more about our use of this data , and also our policy on profanity. Nitin Sawhney London Undersound Label: Preceded by some drivelling nonsense by Sir Mac explaining the theory behind ‘My Soul’, it is simply an indescribably limp song. The rise of Nitin Sawhney is fully deserved. Sawhney’s gentle yet eclectic studio skills make everything agreeable enough but the opening song sets a standard he never tops. Quietly, this restless figure has become established as one of our most interesting and significant artists, but if that makes him sound terribly po-faced, he’s not. By Metascore By user score.
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None the less, no one could pretend that this eighth album is a barrel of laughs. My London is big, fearless, and cagey — sawnney not unlike London Zoo.
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Of course, Nitin’s a supreme musician, so the highlights are plenty. Rather than agit-prop, the approach is personal; set against Sawhney’s acoustic guitar is the refrain ‘it all went slow motion DiS Picks Its Best jitin This page has been archived and is no longer updated.
Album Review: Nitin Sawhney – London Undersound / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound
It sees the young MC Natty, one of several guest vocalists here, giving an account of his experiences of the attacks and also of that day two weeks later which saw the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes Natty was on the next tube due into Stockwell station. Last month, presumably sharing track side with a gaggle of pneumatic pit girls, he carried out two ‘Sound System performances’ at the Formula 1 night race in Singapore.
London Undersound was made by a Wandsworth-ite so rapt by his own fears and insecurities, that he has completely lost sight of the bigger picture. A gentle, powerful and personal lament for London.
All this publication’s reviews Read full review. Underspund by some drivelling nonsense by Sir Mac explaining the theory behind ‘My Soul’, it is simply an indescribably limp song.
Find out more about our use of this data. Perhaps the general inaccuracies of the story, or maybe just the plain, abhorrent insensitivity of using a tragic murder and miscarriage of justice to bolster your personal point-of-view. Final two songs, ‘Firmament’ and ‘Charu Keshi Rain’ are both delightful instrumental pieces — cleansing the palate of this assortment of crudely thrown together pieces.
This is not the sound of the London underground although the album ends with that particular sound ; it sounds nothing like London.
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The rise of Nitin Sawhney is fully deserved. Featuring reggae-soulster, Nattythe track describes how Natty got caught up in events on the day Charles de Menezes was fatally shot in Stockwell.
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Oddly enough, it is the latter part of the album where Sawhney starts to find form. Titanic Rising – Weyes Blood.
Natty’s opening commentary on the shooting is impassioned but his Marley-lite voice can’t convey the true horror. Out of Sight – Jake Xerxes Fussell.
World review: Nitin Sawhney, London Undersound
DiS Does Singles For younger Londoners certainly one gets the feeling that this cultural smorgasbord may be a little too smooth to really ‘represent’.
The rest of the record is nothing like as explicit – several tracks undersounr feature vocals – but there is a political point being made in the range of collaborators present: Yet, despite the proficiency on display, the phrase that springs to mind here is ‘curate’s egg’. Log in to finish rating London Undersound.