Contra

by VANDANA

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1.
Ahsa 03:57
2.
Ahsila 04:00
3.
Aizan 04:06
4.
Tarsun 04:29
5.
Atal 05:56

about

Contra comprises of re-imaginations of Indian and Pakistani songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's. My aim has been to re-discover these songs which I grew up listening to, as an avant-pop, experimental expression.
It's an interesting opportunity for art as play and translating Indian and Pakistani artists and composers for different audiences, for uncovering new possibilities within the familiar in both parts of the world.

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released August 9, 2019

Written, Performed and Produced by VANDANA

Additional musicians -
Dan Smith : Drums on Ahsa and Tarsun
Matt Smith : textures on Aizan and Ahsa
Avi Bortnick : Guitars on Ahsa
Joshua Druckman : Guitars on Ahsa, Marxophone on Atal

Mixed by Joshua Druckman at Outlier Recording
Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios
Mastering Co-Ordinator - Andrew T Mackay at Bohemia Junction

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VANDANA Brooklyn, New York

Fusing elements of dark wave electronica with experimental pop, Vandana’s music embraces womanhood and otherness as if from inside the mouth of a cave. In her latest EP Nox Anima, the singer, producer and visual artist brings her insular and mysterious writing process to life via slow-dripping, throbbing synths and poignant vocal melodies creating an atmosphere that’s haunting and exotic. ... more

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