Rahul Mukerji – Ma De Re Sha
Rahul Mukerji shows off his impressive chops on the funky psychedelic fusion of “Ma De Re Sha”. With a great understanding of pacing, these pieces feel akin to gorgeous journeys through a plethora of places. Nicely drawing from Indian music to metal to jazz with everything else in between there is an incredible mix to become fully immersed in over the course of the entire album. Quite visceral Rahul Mukerji possesses a true ear for melody and for some truly fantastic shredding. By refusing to settle into a single genre Rahul Mukerji gives his work a great flexibility, one that he takes full advantage of over the course of the entire album.
“Exit” begins the album with the utmost of bombast, and volume plays an important role in the entire piece for it virtually commands attention. Soaring into the sky with fantastic guitar gestures “Sita” simply stuns, growing from such initially small flourishes. Rather reflective with an emphasis on the joyful is the triumphant swagger of “Children of I-2” by far the highlight of the entire album. Not a moment is wasted on the bossa nova inflected beauty of “Zidd”. Dramatic flourishes pour out of the iridescent scope of the tite track “Ma De Re Sha”. A crazed chaos takes hold on the beast of “Balsakhi”. Holding nothing back Rahul Mukerji ends the album with such vigor on the powerful “Sinner”.
Holding absolutely nothing back, Rahul Mukerji creates an aural universe unlike little else on the masterfully executed “Ma De Re Sha”.