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Monsoon

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Three artists use the name Monsoon:

1. The world fusion British desi band Monsoon was a pioneering “indi-pop” band featuring vocalist Sheila Chandra. The band was formed in 1981 and combined melodies and instruments from India with British pop of the 80s. Though several groups had played with Indian influences before, most notably The Beatles, Monsoon was the first British group with Indian classical and pop music as their main influences to reach a general audience. Monsoon dissolved though after only one album because they did not like the interference they were getting from their record label. Chandra went on to a successful solo career and Monsoon, though short lived, inspired the Asian Underground movement that started with such artists as Joi, Bally Sagoo and Talvin Singh.

2. The Belgian band Monsoon was founded by Joël Grignard and Delphine Gardin and counts 6 band members by now. They describe themselves as ‘post rock tortured cabaret with cinematic jazz sounds’.

They write on their myspace page that David Lynch is an inpiration for them. Reviews of their cd’s agree by saying Monsoon would fit perfectly in a bar in the world of David Lynch. Monsoon is what one would get by mixing PJ Harvey with Portishead, not only because of the mysterious, yet attractive singer Delphine Gardin, who is often described as a combination of an angel and a witch.
http://www.myspace.com/monsoon2

3. A rapper born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona was named by his producer Lidujoe in 2001.

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  • Daddyfatsux

    dave london's remix on "africa" - masterpiece electrobreaks!!

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • mtimmins92

    Their Best and Highest Charting Hit (No. 12) Has got to be Ever So Lonely from 1982's Third Eye, a genius track which fuses anglo-indian pop.

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • muse324

    there are two completely separate bands called Monsoon

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • rainy-dog

    third eye and tikka tv is kind of genius

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • Roogba

    i just found this record in the basement

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • GertVerhulst

    Don't know the Hindi one, but the Belgian variant sounds great!

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Tackhead

    never heard the Belgian band, but I love the Hindi one

    10 Mar 2008 Reply
  • stVedder

    Hmm this page seems to be both about the belgian and Hindi band with the same name

    24 Aug 2006 Reply

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