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
Umru & Lewes Grant: Chemistry
Music in this episode:
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.
Links to Artists:
Tavishi: Dr. Sarmistha Talukdar
Click image for Bandcamp Daily feature:
Disabled neuroqueer 👽 in Shocquohocan, Scientist, experimental sound+visual artist, transdisciplinary educator & organizer.
⚡️ Black Feminist Sistah Punk.
Benjamin Smoke Documentary and music links
Big Joanie, Bill Orcutt & Umru.
We also discussed our mutual discovery and enjoyment of Grimalkin records;
A queer focused record label and artist collective prioritizing QTBIPOC (especially Black artists) and supporting grassroots organizations through DIY releases.