Who knew Meshuggah sounded so good on sitar?

Posted by on October 15, 2015


Do you like Meshuggah? Of course you do. But wait until you hear Rishabh Seen’s cover of the song on sitar. He claims that his version is the fastest version of the song on the internet, at 136bpm, sped up from the song’s 115bpm. But even if it was played at the normal speed, this is hypnotic. You almost wish that the song wasn’t playing in the background. And it’s damned impressive to see Seen’s hands as he continuously shreds. The solo part is pretty amazing too. This makes Rob Scallon seem downright normal. Here’s what Seen says about his version:

“The solo part was recorded live and no digital Speed-ups were used for the whole song which is the reason why I missed a few strokes here and there.The Sitar sounds a bit shabby because of 1 main reason – It has been forcefully tuned to D sharp where no Sitar is tuned because of a standard scale length. I have kept it all real and taken it as far as I could take it… This cover is NOT at all to show off or like prove something , but just a sincere effort of putting something real which might be fun to watch and hear.This song became a part of my practice schedule so since I was able to push it , I wanted to give it a try. Love the original tempo’s feel a lot, but here is just something which to me was an insane experience. Learnt A lot!”

[via Lambgoat]

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