Sixteen-year old English-Indian vocalist Sheila Chandra
and songwriter Steve Coe were in Monsoon, a band whose single
Ever So Lonely (1981) and album
This Eye (Mobile Suit, 1982), with their fusion of synth-pop,
disco-music and Indian raga, predated the "transglobal dance" fad of the 1990s.
Chandra debuted as a solo artist with two complementary albums:
Out On My Own (Indipop, 1984) is disco-pop in the vein of Abba, while
Quiet (Indipop, 1984) is an experiment in voice manipulation a` la
Chandra continued her exotic-disco-pop program with
The Struggle (Indipop, 1985),
and her experimental program with
Nada Brahma (Indipop, 1985), that contains the epic-length
The schizophrenia led Chandra nowhere.
At 20, married to Coe, she basically retired from the music scene.
After a long hiatus, she returned with
Roots And Wings (Indipop, 1990), that updated her pop style to Enya
and dream-pop while
assimilating vocal styles from around the world.
Weaving My Ancestors' Voices (Real World, 1992) and
The Zen Kiss (Real World, 1994) assimilate more
world-music and material written by others.
Their main appeal lies in Chandra's mystical vocals floating over Coe's supernatural drones.
Silk (Shanachie, 1991) is an anthology.
AboneCroneDrone (Real World, 1996) is basically a continuation of
Weaving My Ancestors' Voices: Chandra's vocals improvising around
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