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Shubh’s third record, Becoming is the marriage between modern jazz and late 90s punk rock. Featuring five new songs including one vocal duet, the EP embraces early musical influences the band decided to revisit. Each song will be paired with a live in the studio music video available on YouTube.
"Parts guitar-laden spy theme and swanky brass-led swagger, It Was You shows the impressive power and atmosphere Shubh produces in his songwriting, culminating in an excellent second-half where the brass and guitar work combine for a melodically riveting listen."
"It’s the kind of sleek, thrilling progressive jazz with plenty of hooks and groove to it....Hmayra is a confident and striking full-length debut for the young guitarist, one that should put him on the radar for fans of proggy modern jazz."
"Saran is a first-rate composer and a tasteful guitarist who makes a very impressive showing on [his debut] album."
- George Graham
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- Obscure Sound
"[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."
"There's a simple, straightforward goodness to these songs that are a pleasure to hear. His intermingling of his Indian heritage with modern jazz sounds show great skill without insisting upon itself."
- Jazz Weekly
"[Saran's] exposure to Western music helped him come up with a unique style that is a mix of classical and contemporary Indian music, modern jazz, neo-soul, and rock."