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Atomic Foest – Disco Roar

The re-discovered third album by India’s best known psychedelic-rock ensemble, presented in its entirety. Covers of Deodato, Stevie Wonder and “Spectrum,” the heaviest Indian psych-funk jam unearthed to date.

Over the course of four years, culminating in 2011, we at Now-Again Records assembled the Atomic Forest anthology Obsession, which delved into and told the story of India’s 70s rock underground and this psychedelic ensemble’s story. At the time we issued Obsession, we were not aware of the third album that the Atomic Forest had recorded, issued under Kanga’s name as Disco Roar.

When it came to our attention, we figured that we owed it to anyone entranced by this hard-to-believe, underground, Indian rock scene to issue it. One track in particular stands out – another riff on Cobham’s “Spectrum.” It, in and of itself, is a worthy reason for this reissue – one of the toughest examples of psychedelic-funk music to come out of India. This is the first album that the Atomic Forest recorded.

Also available: The companion piece our Atomic Forest anthology Obsession (NA 5087)