Albums: Sheila Chandra

This Sentence is True, Shakti
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The Independent Culture

With the airy Indo-pop of Eighties group Monsoon now a far-distant memory, it's high time that Sheila Chandra was appreciated as the rather extraordinary musician that she is. This Sentence is True takes the phase-shifting techniques of minimalism and blends them with the shimmery drones of sampled sitars and Chandra's singular vocalising. It's all executed with immense subtlety and – on tracks such as "Is" and "True" where multi-tracking builds a huge oscillating mass of sound – no small sense of excitement.