and Drum is essentially a 'live' project using no samples, sequences
or computers. Recorded in the Red Fort 24 track analogue studio in Southall,
England. The music crosses genres, ideas and cultures - Persian, Punjabi,
African and other ethnic instruments and styles are blended with western
bass lines, guitars and drums.
The album is co-produced by Martin Lee Stephenson
and tabla exponent Kuljit Bhamra. Kuljit
has produced over 800 tracks in the Bhangra scene and earned a number
of Gold discs. His tabla playing can be found on the films Wings
Of A Dove, Little Princess and
Bhaji On The Beach (where he was also
the musical director). He also has performed as a session musician for
Suede and The
Auteurs, amongst others.
Also featured on the album are Persian music expert Christoph
Bracher on Djembe and Zarb, drummer Lol
Gellor and singers Faye
Rochelle and Anita Masih.