UNNAYANAA

Kaiser's Trail ! The newest EP by UNNAYANAA ( Prashant Pallemoni ) is out in the most quiet yet poignant way. A mature digger of the ethno-electronic sound, yet mostly discreet and almost covert in his method, Prashant has spend the last decade coming off age as a producer, turntablist, sound designer and DJ. One of the few 'true' turntablists in India secretly living with a stack wall of rare vinyl, Unnayana has traversed a whole lot of afro, retro, funk, techno, deep house, breaks, new-beat and indian classical over the last decade. Prashant has scored numerous collaborations within Bangalore's emerging independent and experimental side of art and sound ... So what is Kaiser's Trail all about ? A seamless ebb and flow running within all the three songs. A certain dialogue between precise beats, minimal chords and the Indian flute as a signature. Though I must confess that usually the flute is a 'put-off' inside the most extolled and jaded methods of Indian Electronica, this Kaiser's subtle combination does make sense on extended listening. There is no pretense here, none mind boggling drops or the digital garnish of needless ambience and filteration. The Main Mix of Kaiser Trail is a surprise compared to his earlier works. A slow rising tune, entwined in dark yet subtle diving minors. A leading signature on the flute builds up and falls and sneaks back in, throughout the track. The 2nd and 3rd track chug and groove along a similar vision of the opening track, taking quirky melodic stints from time to time. All the song conjure visuals, images of a road trip on a 'fair weather' autumn day or some country oasis with vagrant children. Kaisers Trail is beautiful yet simple ...





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