Bombay Dub Orchestra

The Bombay Dub Orchestra brings together a world of musical influences which fuses electronic, ambient, western classical, Indian classical, semi-classical, and other sounds from around the globe. It all began some seven years ago when producer Garry Hughes and string arranger/composer Andrew T. Mackay, went to India to record some of that city's top session players for a project by the London based Indian duo Spellbound. Their debut self-titled album features over 50 musicians including a 30 piece string orchestra based in Bombay, India. ...show more

The Bombay Dub Orchestra brings together a world of musical influences which fuses electronic, ambient, western classical, Indian classical, semi-classical, and other sounds from around the globe. It all began some seven years ago when producer Garry Hughes and string arranger/composer Andrew T. Mackay, went to India to record some of that city's top session players for a project by the London based Indian duo Spellbound. Their debut self-titled album features over 50 musicians including a 30 piece string orchestra based in Bombay, India.

Hughes and Mackay have worked with the Bombay based musicians for the last seven years and this their debut album brings together a passionate and cinematic view of the world. Bombay Dub Orchestra Welcome to a world of cinematic lushness, orchestral delights, global voices, rhythms, vintage synthesizers and electronic bleeps. This is Bombay Dub Orchestra - the remarkable debut album from the U.K.-based duo of Garry Hughes (Björk, Sly & Robbie) and Andrew T. Mackay (VAST, Annie Leibovitz).

Bombay Dub Orchestra is music that will stroke the senses and enamour the soul, with its uniquely brilliant crossover of orchestral arrangements, modern, lush beats and synthesizers and a heavy slant to the music of India. That territory has been mapped by bands like Röyksopp, Air and Zero 7, but no one had dragged a 28-piece Indian string section into the arena before. And while the name "Bombay Dub Orchestra" conjures up visions of the garish pop of Bollywood's song-and-dance numbers, or the reverb-drenched, proto-psychedelic sounds of Jamaican dub, this music creates and sustains a very different mood. It all began some seven years ago when producer Garry Hughes and string arranger/composer Andrew T. ...show less