BR electrectrico cover itunesFrom surf-rock to psychedelia to space disco, Dr. Electro spins one cool Bollywood album sure to make you want to come visit his island.

Title: The Island of Dr Electrico
Artist: The Bombay Royale
Label: Hope Street Recordings
Time: 12 tracks/44:36 min.

I’m not even sure how to describe this album, but The Bombay Royale is a pretty cool band to listen to. The best way I can describe it is to imagine if a world fusion group decided to remake a classic Bollywood sound track from the 70s that was part spy mystery, part psychedelic road trip, and part concert jam. You have 70s funk and groove mixed with Bollywood singing, a mysterious spy atmosphere, some top notice soloing on various Indian instruments, horns, a dash of disco, and some rock sensibility holding it all together. Of course, this isn’t a soundtrack at all – Dr. Electro has no island (as far as I know). The whole theme adds to the coolness of the project. The story behind The Bombay Royale ( as well as Hope Street Recordings ( is just pretty cool. Fans of anything from Bollywood to World Fusion to cool and eclectic funky music should check this one out.

By Matt Crosslin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (July 24, 2014)