Impressed by the mridangam

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Impressed by the mridangam

Post by nicneufeld » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:22 pm

Now that I can actually spell it!

Anyway, I was listening to ICM the other day on Pandora, and I think it was Raga Lathangi from the Confluence album by Anupama Bhagwat and V.K. Raman, and the drum had this wild sound, with a drum break near the end. I knew it wasn't a tabla, but I knew little to nothing about carnatic music, and the high end strike sound where it almost "fuzzes" like a lofi synthesized drum machine was very, very interesting from an acoustic instrument!

I'm not a drummer at all, but I just wanted to say, this is a very cool instrument and I hope to hear more mridangam! Between the tabla and mridangam India certainly has a couple of the most versatile and unique sounding drums in the world.

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