After taking a 2 month break from a recent and successfully placed release with OX7GEN, Mumbai-based Krunk Kruture has lined up a couple of slowed-down releases, the first of which is out today as a 3 track EP entitled ‘Kioku’ by Port Blair native Synths Back.
If it’s not obvious enough, Abishek Chanda aka Synths Back acquired his name from an obsession with synthesisers. He grew up on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar and spent his early years exploring jazz, funk and soul — that spawned his move to the mainland to reside in Bangalore, and he eventually evolved his repertoire into a fusion of retro synth sounds and house grooves. ‘Luna' was his first single that got him going in 2018 with homegrown imprint Windhorse Records.
He’s a quick learner, and developer — Synths Back, music production isn’t just about his own output — he also aspires to offer his talent as a music tutor as he wants the "new generation to absorb the culture and aesthetics of his sound".
‘Kioku’ is a three-track collaboration with Mumbai-songstress Ruhika, and some instrumental panash from jazz pianist Aki Spadaro. Composed during the pandemic summer of 2020, the EP was born of an incessant flow of Zoom calls. This part of their process feels reflected in the celestial space of sound created around Ruhika’s dreamy vocals. No different to the rest of everyone’s current desires, the pair have channeled
Synths Back ‘Kioki’ is out today on Krunk Kulture and you can buy it here and listen below.