The Stay Home Travel Show: Episode 2, Kapil Seshasayee

Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, both as a songwriter and as a sound-smith, creating something wholly unique. Combining electronica flourishes evoking FKA Twigs with Indian Classical guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.

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This episode was originally broadcast on Saturday 23 January 2021.


Episode 2: With Kapil Seshasayee

Laila and I were lucky enough to meet Kapil at Solas Festival where he was performing in 2019. I'd not heard is music before, but was immediately transfixed and we ended up doing a gig in Brighton with him later that year. He also runs the website DesiFuturism

He picked a really dynamic selection of music for this episode, which reflects his own creative approach

Desifuturism.com is a new culture site curated by Scottish musician Kapil Seshasayee which celebrates forward-looking voices in South Asian culture through the mediums of literature, film, music, theatre & visual art outwith the commodification of a colonial gaze.

Tracks chosen by Kapil:

Big Joanie: How Could You Love Me

Tavishi: Ether Sounds

Harry Pussy: Ian Takes Public Transportation

Smoke: Friends

Umru & Lewes Grant: Chemistry


Music in this episode:


Kapil Seshasayee Bandcamp:

DesiFuturism:

Exemption Hum is also available on this compilation in aid and support of the beautiful and hard work that Human Rights Law Network and Zindagi Trust do daily.

https://www.hrln.org/

https://www.zindagitrust.org/


Links to Artists:


Tavishi: Dr. Sarmistha Talukdar

https://linktr.ee/Tavishi

Click image for Bandcamp Daily feature:

Disabled neuroqueer 👽 in Shocquohocan, Scientist, experimental sound+visual artist, transdisciplinary educator & organizer.

Big Joanie

https://linktr.ee/bigjoanie

⚡️ Black Feminist Sistah Punk.

Bill Orcutt

https://www.instagram.com/palilaliarecords/

https://palilalia.com/


Umru

http://umru.pcmusic.info/


Benjamin Smoke Documentary and music links

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233315/

https://smoke-cabbagetown.bandcamp.com/


Big Joanie, Bill Orcutt & Umru.


We also discussed our mutual discovery and enjoyment of Grimalkin records;

https://www.grimalkinrecords.com/

A queer focused record label and artist collective prioritizing QTBIPOC (especially Black artists) and supporting grassroots organizations through DIY releases.

and Chinabot

https://chinabot.bandcamp.com/




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