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11 Hours Off Tin Pan...God, There’s Another Way!

Drift, drum ’n bass, ska...even natural audio leaches into a world soundgarden. Indie rules.

11 Hours Off Tin Pan...God, There’s Another Way!
Sanjay Rawat
11 Hours Off Tin Pan...God, There’s Another Way!
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Acts India Grooves To

  • Dualist Inquiry, New Delhi: Genre: Electronic
  • Peter Cat Recording Co, New Delhi Genre: Swing
  • The Lightyears Explode, Mumbai Genre: Garage Punk
  • Goddess Gagged, Mumbai Genre: Progressive hardcore
  • The Bicycle Days, Bangalore Genre: Psychedelic rock
  • Adam & The Fish Eyed Poets, Chennai Genre: Experimental
  • Avial, Kochi Genre: Fusion Rock

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Gaurav Malekar’s instrument of choice is his computer. Hunched over it, sampling sounds from across the world, he creates soundscapes for the visuals his collaborator Avinash Kumar, a visual artist, puts together. Together, they are Basic Love of Things or BLOT—one of the few musical pairings in the world that practise “Visual Jockeying”, a combination of stop-motion photography, animation, video and electronic music. Performing more than a 100 gigs in India and another 15 abroad in a year, most of their weekends are booked and there is practically little else they do except breathe, sleep and live the music they make. But BLOT is not a singular anomaly. As the indie music scene ramps up in India, the urban youth is on a musical high. Several alternate acts, all with members in their 20s or younger, are experimenting by mixing and mashing sounds, styles and genres to create their own unique sound; sounds that are attracting attention, not only in India but even across the world.

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