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Nitin Sawhney: Displacing The Priest (Outcaste) ***

David Bennun, Muzik, October 1996

SAWHNEY'S SECOND album is so omnivorously eclectic that it would be easy to mistake it for a new David Toop compilation. All the same, there are a few real surprises on this release. The varied styles include Indian classical music, drum 'n' bass, easy listening and hip hop, none of which have exactly been in short supply lately. Unlike many other champions of the incongruous, however, Nitin Sawhney blends together sources with some skill and a real understanding of which textures suit each other.

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