Loop Guru

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Loop Guru is a worldbeat group consisting of bassist/guitarist Salman Gita (born Sam Dodson) and programmer Jamuud (born David Muddyman). They first met around 1980 and initially played together in The Transmitters and released their debut single as Loop Guru, Shrine, in 1992. The band's music is a melange of Asian and Western music, infusing Western dance beats with the rich textures and sounds of Indonesian gamelan and traditional Indian music. Heavy emphasis is placed on electronic samples of traditional instruments, voices, and miscellaneous sounds.

Loop Guru's main exuberant oeuvre of lively rhythms and effusive sounds is occasionally punctuated by more contemplative albums (e.g., The Third Chamber) that are reminiscent and influenced by ambient music and similar to musical artists such as Brian Eno and Jon Hassell. Past and present guest musicians and collaborators include Natacha Atlas, Sussan Deyhim, Mad Jym, Count Dubulah (also known as Nick Page, Psycho Karaoke and Dub Colossus) and Cat von Trapp.

Loop Guru is a cross-language pun with the French "loup garou" meaning "werewolf".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Duniya: The Intrinsic Passion of Mysterious Joy 2
1994 The Third Chamber 1
1995 Amrita... All These and the Japanese Soup Warriors 2
1996 Catalogue of Desires, Volume 3: The Clear White Variation 2
1997 Loop Bites Dog 3
1997 Moksha: Peel to Reveal 1
1999 The Fountains of Paradise 2
2003 Bathtime with Loop Guru 1
2006 Elderberry Shiftglass 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Wisdom of the Idiots: Half a History and a History and a Half 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Shrinic Visions 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Possible Futures 1
1997 Skin Heaven 1
2001 Loopus Interruptus: Forgotten Treasures & Lost Artifacts 1
Paradigm Shuffle 1
Sheikh 1

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