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Various Artists, ‘Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!’ (World Psychedelic Funk Classics/Now Again)

By: Andrew Hultkrans // February 22, 2011

The West looked to India during the psychedelic ’60s, and India returned that gaze, incorporating Shadows/Ventures-style guitar instrumentals with Eastern scales and later, wah-wah funk, often into Hindi film scores. This comp collects wondrously unbound artifacts featuring psych-funk outliers (Atomic Forest) plus Bollywood mainstays (Kalyanji Anandji, R.D. Burman, singer Asha Bhosle), often suggesting an alternate soundtrack to the 1968 Blake Edwards-Peter Sellers comedy The Party.