1984 (Indipop)



Quiet! (1984) is Sheila's second solo album after leaving Monsoon. It marks Sheila's writing debut - she co-wrote 5 of the 10 tracks.

It was a groundbreaking album in many respects. Each track features Sheila's beguiling wordless interweaving vocals over a mesmerizing stream of cyclic riffs and ambient soundscapes. The instrumentation includes sitars, santoor, dilruba, keyboards, water woks, gamelan and various acoustic drones (including Sheila's over- dubbed held voices.)

"It was the album with which I took a crucial lateral step in terms of direction to provide a platform for my musical evolution and a showcase for the possibilities I was developing for my voice."