TruThoughts producer Anchorsong is constantly seeking out new sounds, fresh influences.
The beat maker has a global span, continually stepping out-with the West hegemony to find inspiration.
New album 'Cohesion' is out on October 26th, a percussive workout that fuses traditions from different continents with a defiantly modern outlook.
“The concept for the new record began to form when I found my favourite composers,” the producer explains. “Sapan Jagmohan, Rajesh Roshan and Kalyanji Anandji became my favourites, and I devoured their catalogues. They’re the masters of percussive pop.”
“On this album, I tried to blur the border between rhythm and melody, hence it’s title ‘Cohesion’. Indian percussions like the dholak and tabla are tuneable, and I mixed them with other vaguely pitched percussions like bongos or claves to make them sound like part of a melody”.
This is completely evident on new single 'Testimony', with its Bollywood pop feel pitting the traditional against the futuristic.
The full video is a hypnotic feast, a real treat - so tune in now.
Catch Anchorsong at the following shows:
1 London Islington Assembly Hall
2 Bristol Rough Trade
6 Leeds Duke Studios
7 Nottingham Metronome
9 Newcastle Cobalt Studios
10 Glasgow The Glad Cafe
16 Ramsgate Music Hall
28 Brighton Green Door Store
For tickets to the latest Anchorsong shows click HERE.
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