Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur, and the Rajasthan Express – Junun

Pop and rock music have a history of artists immersing themselves in Eastern music. The Beatles are the obvious example, but everyone from Fleet Foxes to Britney Spears have taken cues from Indian music traditions in particular. Typically, this means taking some aspect of the aesthetic and culture and re-contextualizing it into a pop format for western listeners, like utilizing a sitar for “Norwegian Wood”.

Release Date
November 20, 2015
Label
Nonesuch Records
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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