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"inglish is a heartfelt exploration of the ups and downs of being part of the world’s fastest-growing floating tribe—part global citizen, part cultural refugee."
"While it’s fair to assume there are questions of struggling to assimilate or “internal biases” among Indians and those of Indian origin, the first glimpse of inglish — “postradition” – isn’t exactly intense or anguished as it is charismatic in its blend of Indian classical, jazz, rock, prog and more."
"In each of these tunes, are trace elements of the rhythms and textures, often simply a matter of Saran’s timbral choices, of both Near and Far East."
- Rolling Stone India
"[Hmayra] features rich climaxes as well as intermittent valleys and peaks, with Saran’s solos veering in and out like a pedestrian weaving through a packed sidewalk in Bangalore."
- Jazz Weekly
"Sprawling opener “Enculture” begins as a high-speed race through the desert, before careening into stretches of free jazz piano and skronking synth riffs that nod to Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.” With these discrete elements, Saran forms a language all his own."
The Best Jazz and Experimental Music of 2021
Shubh Saran's music reflects a certain eclecticism with strains of pop, Indian fusion, rock and jazz. The New York-based guitarist and composer, who has released two albums, amalgamates his various influences in his work.