Warning! This is gold! Aswekeepsearching is an experimental, post-rock band based in India (Ahmedabad). I listened to their new EP ‘Khwaab‘ in the morning, as I always do with new albums, and it went perfectly with the sunrise and the fog. Shortly, their music is like a soundtrack from non-characters movies, like Samsara. Or drone footages.
“Aswekeepsearching’s music has always had a sense of ‘otherness’ to it”, the band states on the official website. “An amalgamation of electronic, ambient and post-rock styles, their work has been difficult to pin down from the very beginning”. With a complex mixture of sounds and atmosphere, the four members of the project bring to our lives a beautiful piece of the oriental world, as we don’t see it very often.
The debut full-length album ‘Khwaab’ is, as the title itself says, a day-dreaming experience (‘khwab’ means ‘dream’ in Urdu). The 11 tracks on the album tell a story about dreams, life, nature and mankind’s journey from obscurity to reality. Or, how the members perfectly say, “a sparkling piece of melody that meets groove euphoria”.
Photo: Band’s website