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Phat Chance (5' 27") - Ref. 1501
The title track. A rich (phat) rock anthem with bass line sequencer, heavy gits, and processed drum kit - 126 bpm, 4/4 time

Phat - 2004

The album cover is the jolly Buddha (carved in bamboo) I bought in Shanghai old town in 1986, caught mid-chuckle and always guaranteed to make me smile. In his case fat = phat. The last output from the Rumaithiya Studio in Kuwait. Click the description of each piece for the MP3.
Indian Summer, Part 3: Monsoon Breaks (2' 51") - Ref. 1505
Sitar, synth, strings and sounds. Scratchy violin is sampled from an album by Qareeb - 150 bpm, 4/4 time
Paparazzi Digitali (4' 53") - Ref. 1509
Sinister bass, strings, synth with rhythm provided by paparazzi digital camera shutters. Piano and mandolins join the second part for an Italian feel - 114 bpm, 4/4 time
Indian Summer, Part 2: Pitta Patta (2' 47") - Ref. 1504
Sitar, piano, temple bell, and voices on top of a modern bass with ambient effects - 102 bpm, 4/4 time
Indian Summer, Part 1: Silks & Saris (5' 41") - Ref. 1503
Sitar, piano, flute, percussion and ambience laid on top of a small sample of tabla and flute from Zakir Hussein's 'Ethereal Rhythms' album - 90 bpm, 4/4 time
Akiwowo (4' 48") - Ref. 1502
An Akiwowo African rhythm section for normal kit with orchestra and a mini Moog - 150 bpm, 4/4 time
Rolled Over Beethoven, Part 1: Over the Moon (2' 53") - Ref. 1511
A double-tempo version of the 1st Movement from Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C#, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" arranged for jazz quartet (Piano, jazz git, bass & drums) - 120 bpm, 4/4 time
Pink Nylons (4' 21") - Ref. 1510
Not what you think, but some pink noise from nylon-stringed gits. Assorted basses, gits and choirs - 130 bpm, 4/4 time

Rolled Over Beethoven, Part 2: Just Too Pathetic (2' 31") - Ref. 1512
A double-tempo version of the 2nd Movement from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C, Op. 13 "Pathetique" arranged for jazz quartet (Jazz git, acoustic git, bass and occasional piano) - 122 bpm, 4/4 time
Ray Charles Tribute (6' 41") - Ref. 1515
While I was compiling this album 'The Genius' died, so this tribute is my mix of two favourites - 'What'd I Say' & 'Hit The Road Jack'. Plenty of the ubiquitous EP, with drums, bass git, synth bass and brass lead (with possibly too much reverb) for the first part, adding E Gits and alternating synth vox in the second (as fortunately for you I don't sing!). Hit The Road was apropos since by this time I was well fed up with Kuwait and looking for a strategic exit to develop further - 180 bpm, 4/4 time & 170 bpm, 4/4 time
The PanGalactic Gargleblaster (4' 39") - Ref. 1516
A 'mostly harmless' offering to fans of Douglas Adams' 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and the best drink in existence. The musical equivalent of 'having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick'. You may find you prefer a Vogon poetry recital. Assorted synths and piano on top of a dance beat, with space FX and percussion - 135 bpm, 4/4 time