Exposé Online banner

Sheila Chandra / Monsoon

Sheila Chandra / Monsoon
Country
England
Profile
Sheila Savithri Elizabeth Chandra is an English singer of Indian heritage who has applied both Indian and avant-garde sensibilities to her singing and composition. Her first recorded work, begun when she was 16 years old, was as the lead singer with Monsoon, one of the first attempts at fusing Indian music with modern (80s) dance music. After a single album, she began a solo career that has largely turned toward more experimental sounds. In 2009, she started experiencing difficulties with her voice and was diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome, which has rendered her effectively mute and unable to continue her career as a singer.
Website
http://sheilachandra.com
Related articles (1)
Releases on file (10)
Sheila Chandra with the Ganges Orchestra — Sheila Chandra with the Ganges Orchestra — "This Sentence Is True" (The Previous Sentence Is False)
(Shakti 72438-50954-2-9, 2001, CD)
Sheila Chandra — ABoneCroneDrone Sheila Chandra — ABoneCroneDrone
(RealWorld CAROL 2356-2, 1996, CD)
Sheila Chandra — The Zen Kiss Sheila Chandra — The Zen Kiss
(RealWorld CAROL 2342-2, 1994, CD)
Sheila Chandra — Weaving My Ancestors' Voices Sheila Chandra — Weaving My Ancestors' Voices
(RealWorld CAROL 2322-2, 1992, CD)
Sheila Chandra — Roots and Wings Sheila Chandra — Roots and Wings
(Narada 72438-49086-2-1, 1989/2000, CD)
Sheila Chandra — Nada Brahma Sheila Chandra — Nada Brahma
(Narada 72438-50471-2, 1985/2000, CD)
Sheila Chandra — The Struggle Sheila Chandra — The Struggle
(Narada 72438-11356-2-4, 1985/2002, CD)
Sheila Chandra — Out on My Own Sheila Chandra — Out on My Own
(Narada 72438-49396-2-5, 1984/2000, CD)
Sheila Chandra — Quiet! Sheila Chandra — Quiet!
(Narada 72438-48621-2-1, 1984/2000, CD)
Monsoon — Third Eye Monsoon — Third Eye
(Mercury 314 526 527-2, 1983/1995, CD)

Latest news

2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Phideaux - Friction – Phideaux (pronounced like "Fido") is New York singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Phideaux Xavier. His debut release, Friction, is a dense and quite impressive piece of work. Featuring something in...  (1996) » Read more

Gong - Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions – Blah blah Gong blah Daevid Allen blah space rock blah seminal spiritual gnomepixiebanana. Ahem. OK, now the introductions are over, we now have the latest live Gong installment, three different Peel...  (1996) » Read more

Orenda - A Tale of a Tortured Soul – Orenda is a French progressive metal band that began in 1998 and their debut release has been ten years in the making. A Tale of a Tortured Soul is a concept album in three acts, and the title might...  (2009) » Read more

Hail - Hello Debris – The ongoing collaboration between avant garde multi-instrumentalist Bob Drake and vocalist Susanne Lewis continues to confuse and confound. Drake and Lewis this time pull in more indie rock elements,...  (2008) » Read more

Xcross - Kadath - The Dream Quest – This ambitious concept album by Maryland duo Xcross is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath,” eleven purely instrumental tracks following a brief spoken...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues