Baltimore sitarist Ami Dang has shared a new video ahead of her new album, Parted Plains, out August 2 via Leaving Records. The video shows a recent collaboration from Dang's trip to Moog Sound Lab, where she performed a live, improvisational mini-set.
Dang drew her inspiration for Parted Plains from South Asian and Middle Eastern folktales, specifically, the four tragic romances of Punjab, Sohni Mahiwal, Sassi Punnun, Heer Ranjha, and Mirza Sahiba. Galvanized by the western interpretations of these stories, Parted Plains unfolds as a soundtrack for a yet-to-be written folktale that is neither eastern nor western, not traditional or contemporary, but somewhere in between.
Dang fuses sitar, voice, and electronics to create ambient and beat-driven psych. Her debut album, Hukam, came out in 2011 on Ehse Records, followed by her experimental indie-pop album, Uni Sun, released on Friends Records in 2016.
Parted Plains LP lands August 2, with the mini-set and album cut "Love-Liesse" streaming below.
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