With the weight of the subcontinent now off his shoulders, Talvin Singh can get back to making records rather than grandiose musical statements about the future of Indian classical music. That said, Ha is the record the Asian underground has been waiting for. Not the global survey that Singh's award-winning OK disc was, Ha is 21st-century chamber music, surprisingly formal and rooted in tradition despite its electronic tangents. Rather than sampling the classical masters that inspire him, he brings them into the studio, jamming with sarengi giant Ustad Sultan Khan and tangling with mandolin speed-demon U. Srinivas. It's still wildly conceptual, and Singh's taste for making a statement occasionally overrules his musical abilities, but his reach is massive. And when the beats come in, either sampled or via Singh's own thunderous tablas, they sound entirely natural.