January 27, 2010
From “Paper Cuts”, a blog about books of “New York Times” (http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/living-with-music-a-playlist-by-rick-moody/), on July 2008 American writer Rick Moody (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Moody) wrote in a playlist about “Ghetto Raga” as one of his favourite tracks ever:
“I can’t remember where I heard this first, but the Third Ear Band is mostly famous for having scored Roman Polanski’s film of Macbeth, a movie that had a great impact on me when I first saw it in high school. The instrumentation was eccentric — percussion, violin, woodwinds — and they played mostly improvised music, which must have sounded unusual to listeners back in Swinging London. But when they got the mood right, as in this long Indian-style drone, the results were eerie and memorable”.
A little recognition by a very good contemporary writer.
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