I'm not sure but I think he's still about. If you weren't aware he released an album as recently as 2001-"Organik". I think he rather veered off in a very uncommercial direction-I remember the single from that album "Paths", just scraping the top 75. Some of his stuff was indeed rather excellent. I'd rank "Children" as being one of the best dance tracks EVER
Post by ManicKangaroo on Jun 18, 2005 13:50:59 GMT 1
I don't think it was released over here Zodiac
Some of the most fruitful collaborations featured on the ‘Organik’ album were those featuring Indian jazz pioneer and master percussionist Trilok Gurtu and as India is the place on his travels that Robert found perhaps most beguiling what could be more natural than to explore the collaboration still further. So was born the ‘Miles_Gurtu’ album released in 2004.
Another element of ‘Organik’ explored further on ‘Miles-Gurtu’ is that of live playing and the album is rooted in a very 21st century reimagining of the classic Jazz trio featuring ex-Mahavishnu Orchestra member Trilok Gurtu on drums and percussion, Jon Thorne, whose jazz-tinged work with Lamb had been so innovative, on double bass and Robert and Mike Patto on keyboards. Still further live input was provided by ‘Organik’ veteran Nitin Sawnhey on guitar and other players including Paul Falloon, Toshinori Kondo and The Urban Soul Orchestra. All of this is then given a further dimension by interacting with Robert’s cutting-edge electronics and production techniques.
The resulting album is quite remarkably successful and was lionised not only by those interested in the leftfield but also many in the Jazz and Asian underground worlds