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LISTEN: Saagara On Instant Classic
Matthew Smith , February 20th, 2017 13:13

One of tQ's favourite labels lines up its next release

Instant Classic are soon set to release material from a new project from core artist Wacław Zimpel, in the form of Saagara's 2, and you can stream it in full right now, just above.

Saagara sees Zimpel team up with an Indian orchestra having flown out to Bangalore to record the album in December, after drafting the songs with producer mooryc in Berlin.

Zimple said that the “main aim for this album was to create a bridge between Indian sounds and Western music logic in order to go against some popular trends," adding that “Saagara's first record was a deep dive into Karnatic tradition but I had to admit to myself that I am by no means a classical Indian musician. That's one of the reasons why I decided to steer the band to the West but avoiding popular world music clichés.

2 is the third Zimpel album that will feature significant input from mooryc. When speaking about his relationship with the Berlin-based producer, Zimpel explained: "Our collaboration operates on constant thoughts exchange but this time his work is more visible all over the album despite the fact that he didn't participate in the recording session."

Saagara will release 2 on Instant Classic on February 27th.