We approach a new paradigm in Modern Indian music as the seeds of Advaita have taken root and bear fruit. The journey has magical moments and with the inSight of world class producer, John Leckie, this record reflects the deep sound that these musicians can weave while fusing classic rock elements of guitar, bass and drums with the Indian instrumentation of sarangi and Hindustani classical style vocals.
Its not the concept that is new, but the level of skill in the execution of such notions. The variety of tracks move through different of integration and for our taste the opening track, “Rasiya” displays something special of true originality and finesse.
Although the album as a whole reveals the difficulties in bringing together the disparate elements of rock / classical / fusion to create a convincing new whole sound, there is a solid musical journey throughout the album. One or two tracks on the album seem to follow the old models of song creation but we feel Advaita will be better served shifting into the sonic hyper-dimensions of new sound that they have touched on already, particularly with the opening track “Rasiya”.
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