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Didgeridoo and Overtones released digitally
Didgeridoo & Overtones, a music album by the Nepali didgeridoo virtuoso, Salil Subedi has been released digitally across all major online platforms on Friday.
The album can be streamed or downloaded from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Pandora, Deezer, and many other sites. The album tracks can also be accessed on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.
According to a press statement released the album contains eight music tracks that are lively, energetic, contemplative, melancholic and amusing. This is the first time a Nepali musician has released a fusion of overtone throat singing and didgeridoo with classical vocals, tabla and Nepali folk music instruments such as the sarangi, tungna, bamboo flute, madal and murchunga.
All eight tracks are original compositions. The tracks were recorded either as a session or recorded live with two or more musicians. There are some spontaneous improvisations that happened in the studio. The closing track, Breath and Beat, is a live recording of didgeridoo and tabla that the two friends Salil and Navaraj nailed on a single take.
The featured artists include a blend of established senior and contemporary musicians: tabla virtuoso Navaraj Gurung and popular contemporary artists - singer Sujata Verma, sarangi player Manish Gandharva, rhythm player Jagannath Dhaugoda JD, members of Shree Tara band Sujina Bajracharya and Rojina Dangol playing sarangi and flute. The Guitars, mixing and mastering was done by Roshan Kunwar. Recording, audio editing and processing was done by Girish Subedi. The audio production was done at R.K. Studio Nepal, Balkhu (Kathmandu). Roshan and Girish are founding members of the Nepal based rock band Mukut.
The press statement quoted Salil saying, “This short and sweet album is representative of the kind of musicality and musical collaborations with amazing musicians of all generations that I am exploring at this point of my musical journey. The new artists emerging are like the sparkle of sunlight bringing more warmth and joy to us.”
A limited edition of the physical album was produced and distributed during Salil’s six-week long Heaven and Earth Canada Tour of 2019 in Montreal, Toronto, Kingston and Federicton New Brunswick which saw two sold out concerts at Espace Knox and Small World Music.