Untouchable Outcaste Beats
Perhaps at the time it came out, but in the wake of Badmarsh, Shri, and Sawhney's newer material, this album is starting to feel 'used.' There are some very oldschool tunes from the Dave Pike Set and Ananda Shanker (while he was still alive - not a postmortem tribute thing) that seem to get in the way of the rest of the album, but nonetheless the gems of the Outcaste label shine in this compilation: Badmarsh, Shri, Nitin Sawhney, Niraj Chag.
People call Talvin the leader of the asian underground movement, but when one's as well known as Talvin is, how can one be 'underground?' These guys easily outrank Talvin as heads of the asian underground, mapping the hidden passageways and secret tunnels, revealing that all exits lead to the Outcaste label.