Dreamcatcher

by Dualist Inquiry

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about

The emergence of Sahej Bakshi aka Dualist Inquiry dovetailed with the beginnings of indie or alternative electronica in the country at the start of this decade. The Delhi-based producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist has consistently delivered genre-defying records that have left an indelible mark on the electronica landscape. His distinct guitar-driven sound, honed at the prestigious Thornton School of Music, LA, is one of the few singular sounds in the country today, one that stands out from the ever-growing pervasiveness of commercial electronic music. Releases like his critically acclaimed debut Doppelganger LP (2013) and the Natural Disasters EP (2014) have cemented his place as one of India’s truly original songwriters. And now, he’s back with his most ambitious release yet.

“I was trying to catch my dreams, before I lost them."

Set to release on September 12, Dreamcatcher is a statement of intent against the monotony of today’s commercialised, hit-prioritising electronic music landscape. It is the statement of an artist willing to pay attention to the craft of writing, performing and producing music that isn’t piggybacking on a trend, or aimed solely at charts. Dreamcatcher is Dualist Inquiry laid bare. Stripped of the need to bow to the masses, Sahej went searching inside instead of out, capturing photographs of his subconscious. He describes the process as vividly elemental, allowing him to explore further depths of his sound. Locked in his studio in Delhi, Sahej got to work writing, recording and producing every sound you will hear on this album. The result is a record as atypical as his previous releases, but yet undoubtedly Dualist.

Dreamcatcher will be released digitally worldwide on the 12th of September for free download on Dualism Records.

credits

released September 12, 2016

All tracks written, performed, produced & mixed by Dualist Inquiry

Mastered by John Webber at Air Studios London

Vocals & Lyrics on 'Zero Hour' & 'Opaque' by Kavya Trehan
Vocals & Lyrics on 'Trainwreck' by Josh Fernandez
Guitars on 'Trainwreck' by Abhinav Krishnaswamy
Vocals & Lyrics on 'For Joss' by Sohrab Nicholson

Cover art by Harikrishnan Panicker & Deepti Nair

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Dualism Records India

Dualism Records is a New Delhi-based label started and managed by Dualist Inquiry. It aims to serve as a platform for weird indie electronica with a focus on the Indian subcontinent.

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