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The Fareed Haque Group: Cosmic Hug

Cosmic Hug sports album art depicting two Indian women fondling each other’s breasts, nearly giving away roughly half the album’s game-plan: to excite with tabla-underpinned, sitar swarming grooves. But the sitar turns out to be a sitar-guitar-played by classically trained guitarist Fareed Haque-not quite the real thing, which ends up being justifiable as the movements of “Gulab Jammin” and “Fh/Sk” aren’t meant to be traditional Indian ragas by any stretch.

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