Released through Gravity Sounds, a music label run by Gaurav Raina from Midival Punditz, comes a refreshing debut album by Anhad and Tanner, two diametrically opposite producers who bring in the best of their Indian and Western influences to offer us a mystical experience with ‘In Other Words’.
In their words, they describe their work as, “an album of exploration and discovery”.
While Delhi’s Anhad Khanna sources elements of Indian classical music in his compositions, Durham’s Tanner Willeford spins in contemporary jazz and Western classicals to redefine sounds from the Asian Underground with this seven-track album. Interestingly, the artwork of the album reflects the marriage of both influences.
The album features stellar collaborations including classical vocalist Pavithra Chari (of Shadow and Light fame), singer/songwriter Kamakshi Khanna, tabla player Sarthak Pahwa, flutist Vibhor Mathur, Vinayak Panth and Soumitra Thakur on sitar, guitarist Aditya Balani and vocalist Saptak Chatterjee.
Inspired by the works of Talvin Singh, Karsh Kale and Midival Punditz themselves, the album has been mixed by Raina at his Hauz Khas studio in Delhi and mastered by Graeme Durham at The Exchange Studios in London.