Elephant Stone On World Cafe : World Cafe The Montreal band combines the sounds of Indian classical music and '60s psychedelic rock.
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Elephant Stone On World Cafe

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Elephant Stone On World Cafe

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Montreal's Elephant Stone combines the sounds of Indian classical music and '60s psychedelic rock — the two loves of frontman, bassist and sitar player Rishi Dhir.

"It's music I was brought up on," Dihr says. "The idea of fusing pop music with Eastern instrumentation was never a foreign thing. It was just something that seemed natural to me. You listen to this music, you absorb all these influences. What comes out is what you can do."

The band's latest album, The Three Poisons, is rich with murky grooves, swirling leads and spacey solos. Hear the full episode of World Cafe at the audio link, as well as individual songs from Elephant Stone's set below.

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Elephant Stone On World Cafe

01Child Of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya)

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02Motherless Child (Love's Not For War)

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03Knock You From Yr Mountain

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04Three Poisons (Web Exclusive)

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05All Is Burning (Web Exclusive)

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