The Bros. vs. Shah vs. Automator
Once again, Motel Records re-introduces far out, incredibly groovy sounds from far off lands and bygone eras. Bombay The Hard Way: Guns, Cars, and Sitars will undoubtedly trigger a hypnotic regression into your past life as gun-toting, kung-fu kicking, polyester-sporting opium gangster on the streets of urban India in the '70s. The S.F. Bay Area's own Automator excavates, re-masters, and compiles selected compositions of music directors Kalyani and Anandji V. Shah, who scored dozens of 'Bollywood' films fusing traditional Indian elements and contemporary Western pop with a musical vision similar to that of Ananda Shankar. These tracks also feature snippets of dialogue from the films, as well a as little help from friends Nana Simopoulos on the sitar and Josh Davis (aka
DJ Shadow) on the drum tracks.
Guns, Cars, and Sitars