#HauteSounds: Sandunes’ New Album ‘Downstream’
It seems Mumbai-based Sanaya Ardeshir gets better with every new track she produces. Since slyly bursting onto the scene in 2012, the 27-year-old musician-producer has come to be as well known for her laidback electronica as she is for her array of interesting collaborations with artists as diverse as Jivraj ‘Jiver’ Singh, Nicholson, Dualist Inquiry, Siddharth Basrur, and Uday Benegal.
Now she’s back with a brand new album, Downstream, and it seems like a clear evolution from her earlier sound. Often hailed as one of the more interesting electronic acts in the country today, her sound isn’t instantly gratifying. Instead, it’s more like a musical slow burn, taking its time to get you into a deep groove that’s as complex as it is layered and enjoyable.
The 9-track LP was 6 months in the making and also features the previously released single Crystal Pink. Primed for a live audience, Ardeshir plans to take Downstream on tour starting September 30, along with a new and — dare we say — exciting collaborative visual set at each of the gigs.
Give the album a listen below, and catch her on tour at one of the venues here.