So I stumbled upon this very particular track and I found the drums and what i believe to be sort of a Asian/Hindu style of music very soothing.

But I can't for the love of it all remember the actual genre or the name of the drums found in this track (ignore the lyrics and style of vocals) https://play.spotify.com/trackset/mediabar/7t7yA2ppYtDwJmbxN23aD8/%23/0 http://www.shazam.com/track/96319650/stillness-and-forgiveness-original

None of the media players radio function will give me anything remotely similar to this, got any example of other tracks and/or know what genre and instruments are at play here?

Thank you!

  • Progressive ethnic folk? – Morwenn Aug 3 '15 at 15:09
  • @Morwenn which ethnic? :) – Torxed Aug 3 '15 at 18:17
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    I would say Indian. What I heard of it (only the first 30 seconds) sound like sitar and tablas, which are generally associated with Indian music. I can't say much more since I can't listen to the whole song. – Morwenn Aug 3 '15 at 18:37
  • @Morwenn awesome, the song isn't much different after those 30sec. It's a short track at only 1:30 or so. And it's the drums and the sitar I was looking for! :) – Torxed Aug 4 '15 at 7:24

If you go via the Jeremy Gratton website, http://jeremygratton.com/2013/08/26/album-notes-manic-melancholy/ it eventually reveals that the music track is from Kevin Macleod, called "Desert Cities".

From the youtube notes : "Genre: World Middle Eastern atmospheric, sort of chill. Grooving, Mysterious, Relaxed" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE-G44FBe1Q

  • That's perfect! I'm ashamed that my google-detective-skills didn't gather this information myself, hehe. But I thank you for this, so awesome! – Torxed Mar 12 '16 at 16:53
  • thanks for that, I kind of like the thrill of the chase, with finding things out, so thanks for a good question – Angst Mar 12 '16 at 17:00

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