Mumbai, 2nd April 2023: ‘The Sacred Geometry’ from India and ‘Dhroga’ from Sri Lanka come together for ‘Roots’, a song that captures the sonic essence of both the artists.
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‘Roots’ is the first collab track of ‘The Sacred Geometry’ with the ‘Dhroga’. This track was made in two different versions, one a little harder than the other. The light version has all the influences of The Sacred Geometry’s soft pallette of sounds with lush background vocals, granulised vocal chops, soft piano melodies, shimmering arps, etc. The drum beats were made to be laid- back and chill and give a very tropical sundowner vibe to the entire track. The breakdown has a distinct santoor melody which acts like a soft embrace to the Hindustani classical vocals which garnishes the track. The second version was an experimental take of what The Sacred Geometry’s future sounds would be. The idea was to make the soft track sound as gritty and raw as possible, distorting the waveforms in weird ways to give the industrial sounding vibe to it. The beats are harder and the drops are ambient arps with background vocal hums to ground the texture. We tried a slightly different vocal processing for this so that it sounds like a megaphone chorus rather than the typical clean rap vocal.
The Sacred Geometry is a difficult yet enthralling collaborative project of two architects / indie electronic artists / producers ” The Psy Owl ” and ” PRNV “. Coming from different styles and school of thoughts, this project is an amalgamation of granulated lofi sounds, sampling and signature elements and sounds inspired from old school hip hop by PRNV (a.k.a. Pranav Jadhav) with the ambient downtempo type flow, synthesised soundscapes and lush layered vocals of The Psy Owl (a.k.a. Siddhartha Ghosh). The project came into being during their years together in college and took a proper shape from India Film Projects’ 50 hour music challenge wherein they participated as a team in 2021 and have been working on tracks together ever since. Coming from an architectural background, the duo draws their inspiration from the golden ratio, biomimicry, parametric design among other concepts. The aim of the project is to invoke all the senses of the listener and to capture the fleeting essence of a space without boundaries; and the listener, perceiving everything from the centre of it all. They draw parallels from architecture to design their soundscapes; and the arrangement and composition relies on the use of number theories to get a more interesting outcome.
We as an electronic duo are mainly into IDM, Future house, Melodic house, Folktronica, Melodic Techno etc. and are slowly getting into sampling Hindustani classical music and Ragas as the backbone for our tracks and amalgamating it with electronic elements. We have been featured in the Electronic in India playlist among a few others by Spotify.
Dhroga is a Music Producer, Beatmaker, Singer/ Songwriter, based out from Colombo, Sri Lanka. He have been producing since his high school, while he was living in his hometown Nuwara Eliya for artists in and around Sri Lanka, India, Germany, UK and Canada. And also has worked as a ghost producer in India during his college days. He has experienced a multicultural musical environment and has worked with students at KMMC, artists, music directors, film makers and animators. He has released plenty of his originals too.He has worked as an In-house music producer at Serandip Records which was a leading label in Sri Lanka.Dhroga is a music producer who likes to explore new sounds and new genres (Experimental Music ), also he is skilled to produce genres like HipHop, R&B, Soul, Pop, Lo-Fi, NuDisco, EDM and also South Indian Music. His promising experimental contemporary western and digital sounds combined electronic music genres with the elements of south Asian and south Indian music are futuristic in their own unique way.