AudioDescriptive (SPDL02, 2010)
The UK continues to produce excellent musical hybrids who combine native roots with cutting edge electronica. Shammi Pithia is a name to watch. On his latest CD he blends South Asian melodies and beats with electronica, classical influences, contemporary cinematic instrumental music and some R&B. In that regard he follows a similar direction as Nitin Sawhney. However, Pithia focuses more on instrumental passages and Indian vocals than R&B, which makes him more attractive than Sawhney.
Shammi Pithia is a London-based composer, producer, keyboardist, percussionist and bansuri (Indian flute) player of Anglo-Indian origin. In 2008 he released the E.P ‘Cinema for the Ears.’ AudioDescriptive is his first full length recording. In addition to the music, Pithia pays special attention to the quality of sound recording. He succeeds in making a fascinating variety of mixes.
Audio Descriptive is an extraordinary debut album of South Asian hybrids by one of the rising stars of British global electronica.