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on 11 August 2006
If you're buying this on the strength of DJ Shadow's name go carefully. Shadow did "some drum programming" on this project at the request of Automator. Even to say he provided the beats is pushing it. This was an Automator project and Shadow has always been unhappy about it being sold on his name.

Don't get me wrong, it's a decent record, but Shadow's involvement is incredibly minimal.
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on 5 February 2006
Do not download this album. You cannot be completely sure of the accuracy of the content... But then, that goes for ANYTHING you download. So Why 3 'n' a Half stars?"
Well, whilst most tracks are excellent, some rather fantastic, and others JUST listenable, it doesn't seem to strike me as an album in itself. It seems more of a compilation TRYING to be an album. Being the owner of a lot of the originals, and generally being well-versed in what has been dubbed as ''brownsploitation'' or 70s Indian Funk, the noted artists do not seem to have had much influence on the piece as a whole or singularly - it should have been
"DJ SHADOW and DAN THE AUTOMATER present..."
rather than it being established as their own work. But then, hey, you guys don't wanna hear about that, you wanna hear about how good or bad this ''album'' is...
Highlights are Tracks 4 - 9, and 11 -14. The best? Well, sentimentality wins this battle: The Theme from DON. Brilliant film, excellent score (throughout the film), and definitely recommended if you like the more edgy, wild, funk-laden tracks on this piece.
As far as the music goes, in general: it's brilliant - but then, that's gonna be the case with Old Skool 70s Indian Funk...
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on 30 December 2002
Rolling on from where indian film music is being sampled comes an album grafted together by Dan"the man" Automator with the original compositions from the legendary Anandji & Kalyanji. Re-mastered from the dusty vinyls this album jams the avid 60-70's Brownsplotation Bollywood together like a punjabi samosa. With titles like "THE GOOD, BAD AND CHUTNEY", "FISTS OF CURRY" somehow suggests not to take this album too seriously, in fact its finger licking good!. With plenty of "hoo's" and "haa's", original film scores and themes, this album is a sure fire winner in my book and better than anything relating to "Bollywood" music at the moment. Namashkaar!
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on 29 April 2001
These guys stop instrumental hip hop (or whatever you want to call it) going stale, doing something as radical as sampling indian music has got to be pushing the boundries, and with DJ Shadow laying down the beats, it sounds excellent. I must say, something I would have never thought of buying, but glad I did.
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on 2 November 2004
This was a bit of a let-down. I was expecting something much better.
Some of the tracks are actually really good (my guru being especially wicked). Most are completely useless. This is basically some incidental music (is that the word?), taken from old indian films. I am not even sure how much the tracks have been doctored; not enough, it seems. Most of these songs really grate and are hard to listen to in their entirety. They knew it wasn't up to scratch - hence the song titles.
The other CD, 'Electric Vindaloo', is marginally better and actually contains some good tunes.
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on 27 June 2001
This album has beats supplied by DJ Shadow and is produced by Dan the Automator.
The album has a soundtrack style and switches between funky tunes, heavy beats and mesmerising sitar.
Dan the Automator has produced Kool Keith in the Dr Octagon and Dr Dooom guises and more recently Deltron 3030.
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