The Indian protest hip-hop producer Big Deal released the single Are You Indian on the 6th.
Are You Indian reflects of a specific long held division between the main body of India and the North East Region with a song title that is perfectly self explanatory. Whilst of specific focus to India these similar divisions are globally spread with countries dividing themselves in to cliques and factions with deep distrust between one another, for little purpose other than a narrative based on no rationale.
Armed with a desire to create music and an impressive voice Ratnang Singh, who is heavily influenced by US southern folk, delivers songs which are doleful in countenance while possessing an intrinsic beauty in which the listener finds themselves spellbound.
The latest track to surface – Falling From The Skies echoes through the room in harmonic dreamy spires from which the audience can find solace.
The Indian introspective-electronica project Socially Altered was introduced last year.
The newest track Limbo, due for release on the 21st of July on bandcamp, is a reflection of disturbed sleep patterns and on understanding the concept the discordant careening of electronics, instrumentation and vocal that surface in to the room, makes perfect sense, in what is an expressionist composition, though unlikely to hold the attention of those who like their music neatly aligned with a clear direction of travel.
The various elements slip in and out of alignment, clash with each other on timing and key as Limbo aurally depicts the nature of broken slumber.