Ashu
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Ashu

Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India | INDIE

Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India | INDIE
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Ashu is a dreamer. And it reflects on his music. I don’t exactly understand what “psy-fi” (psychological fiction?) means. Sounds pretentious to me, but the music that Ashu had composed was anything but pretentious. Even a track titled Plastic Poetry had pretentiousness shorn off, loud and clear.

In fact, the music that night had all the ingredients that would captivate a 5,000 strong crowd. For the 350 odd present that night, it was indeed a brave new world that was transgressed that night. I don’t know if Ashu had soma – I’m sure he didn’t – but the operatic rendition of all inclusive genre of music that he had composed has to be listened to with scrutiny. If music needed to be added to Huxley, Ashu had got it pat. A composition would start with a blues flavour, progress into jazz, break into gospel, soul, funk, R&B, rhythm, shriek its way into metal and rock, and then come back to the soulful vocals. His compositions had them all, but what I loved was the way each merged with the other, seamlessly, effortlessly, liltingly and it was fuckin’ awesome! - Shekhar Gosh


Discography

Sigh of an Angel (Oct'08)

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Ashu represents a new wave of expression in India. Philosophically Indian but musically global. A singer-songwriter who weaves stories of love and loss, hope and fear, that are at once intensely personal and invitingly universal. The music is ambient psychedelic rock with an acoustic as well as an electronic vibe. Accompanying the band are rich visuals that act as triggers helping the audience transcend into various parallel spaces of the mind.

His debut album 'Sigh of an Angel' has been released on Blue Frog Records in October 2008. Ashu's on-stage energy during live performances is as adrenalin pumping for the audience as they appear to be for him and his latest show promises to be a romp for the senses journeying through a myriad styles and genres. Accompanying him on tour are guitar maestro Dhruv Ghanekar, Lindsay D'mello on drums, JD on bass, Vivienne Pocha & Caralisa Monteiro on vocals.