4 STARS at THE GUARDIAN ! “Among the guests is Catalan polymath Carola Ortiz, who plays sonorous clarinet, including her own Flor de Puja (Flower of Rain), a delicate highlight”

”Among the guests is Catalan polymath Carola Ortiz, who plays sonorous clarinet on a couple of tracks, including her own Flor de Puja (Flowers of Rain), a delicate highlight of a refreshing debut” Neil Spencer – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/05/anandi-bhattacharya-joys-abound-review-refreshing-debut

”The sound world is opened up, primarily by the Catalan musician Carola Ortiz, who composes some songs and provides sinuous clarinet. […] Ortiz comes to the fore on the nostalgic “Maya’s Dream”, playing a deep, syncopated clarinet line over low tabla beats, country-styled slide work and Bhattacharya’s high, oneiric vocalisation. She composes “Flor de Puja (Flowers of Rain)”, which opens with Spanish guitar flourishes and chaturangui woozy with vibrato, and shares vocals with Bhattacharya. Broken chords from the guitar hang suspended in space before a delicate repeated pattern, like an Iberian nursery rhyme, takes over, the women singing in a near hum. The final Spanish song, “Migration of Colours (Bulería Meets Holi)” celebrates the Hindu festival of colours with a slow-burning introduction, including a smouldering clarinet section from Ortiz that segues abruptly into a fast Flamenco rhythm, Roy duelling with Debashish Bhattacharya as Anandi sings, nailed down with handclaps and mouth percussion. ” David Honigmann – Financial TIMES

https://www.ft.com/content/02750dce-88df-11e8-b18d-0181731a0340

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