Kumail, Komorebi & Shoals
8 August 2019
Auro Kitchen & Bar
Komorebi is an electronica outfit from New Delhi, spearheaded by Tarana Marwah who started this project independently in February 2015. Komorebi, immensely inspired by Japanese Anime Sountracks, is a Japanese word that translates to - "Sunlight that filters through Tree Leaves." A twisted test-tube offspring of Pink Floyd, St. Vincent and Alt-J morphed into a haunting folklore ensemble, the nostalgic sound of Komorebi demands your attentive ears as the accordion and ukelele guide you into an ocean of vocal harmonies and euphoric ambience.
Kumail Hamid is a music producer from Mumbai, has been experimenting with a variety of genres which has led to his current work in what can only be classified under the ambiguous label of "electronic music". His music boldly pushes the level of experimentation of the current "scene" beyond its club friendly confines, exploring the more ethereal regions of sound. Heavily manipulated live recordings coupled with atmospheric synths and meticulously panned rhythm sections form the fundamental characteristics of his tracks. These sonic qualities are moulded together in a variety of structures, a result of his eclectic set of influences.
What started out as two friends collaborating to make an album eventually took on a life of its own to become "Shoals". Experimentation is at the heart of this creative process, and every whimsical idea is entertained in the pursuit of a sound that tells a story. Shoals comprises Utkarsh Varma and Sidharth Gupta - members of bands River (New Delhi) and GoodKids (Los Angeles, US) respectively. Shoals is most inspired by UK based artists Massive attack and Steven Wilson, late night food delivery services and poorly executed reality TV shows.