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Sharaab [Evolution]

Whereas Atlanta-based producer Sharaab’s first full-length, Infusion, could be considered a collection of Indian-influenced electronic tracks, his follow-up is much more coherent as a recording. The South Asian focus is still intact; a buzzing sarangi opens the record, while a slightly distorted classical vocal line rides over the beat on “Shankara.” Yet, for the most part, Sharaab turns to rock and dark beat sensibilities to provide cohesion. The sarangi/guitar fusion on “Incomplete” and the pulsing tones of “Poison” show a harder edge to his work. Though those moments are noteworthy, he remains best with the upbeat numbers, as on the Transglobal Underground-imbued “The Awakening.”

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