Reggae – straight out of Asia. Velavan is the next stage of [dunkelbunt]s transglobal muscial agenda, with his current project ""EXODUS KOMPLEX"" (3 EP/CD 2019).
⇨ spotify: bit.ly/VELAVAN-Radio-Edit
⇨ soundcloud: bit.ly/Velavan-Set-sc
⇨ YouTube: bit.ly/VELAVAN-yt
⇨ all other platforms: bit.ly/VELAVAN-player
SUPPORTED BY: Gaudi, Zion Train, Shantel, Desert Dwellers, Axel Krygier, Pooldore, Filastine, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Sara Lugo, Medicine Man, Sugar B, Kaya Project, Chris Tofu, DJ Farrappo, Jacob Edgar, Boomtown Fair, mps Pilot, Haris Pilton, AkizzBeatzz, Will Magid, Radio FM4
The track experiments with Far Eastern soundscapes, reggae beats played on Chinese instruments, the erhu and guzheng, with vocals coming from the Indian singer Anuradha Genrich. Ever since [dunkelbunt]s headline concert at the BEANTOWN BACKYARD FESTIVAL in Bangalore (October 2018) a facination with India developed that began on the tour itself and continued to inspire on the journey home, with the original concepts for the songs ""Velavan"" and ""Ufos over Bengaluru"" (December 2018).
With her beguiling voice, Anuradha Genrich tells of the poetic deity VELAVAN, the patron of the Tamil language. She studied classical Indian music in Madras and in recent years has collaborated with numerous international musicians (Desert Dwellers, Cheb i Sabbah). Currently she resides in Vienna.
So the journey begins with the Indian Ocean moves over the Chinese Sea and finally lands in the Caribbean.
(c) [dunkelbunt records] - LC 43551
Artwork by Daniel Krammer
released February 15, 2019