I’ve loved this band since I first heard their music back in 2017 with their Zia release. aswekeepsearching are now set to release their third LP Rooh on September 27th. The band combines Indian instruments and Hindi singing to create a unique and incredible post-rock sound. This new album is made up of eight incredible tracks and one of them is up for preview, and with it a great video. It’s the title track from their new album.
Check out the video below and pre-order for Rooh is available here: https://aswekeepsearching.bandcamp.com/
We asked the band to pick three albums that have influenced them and their music. Both the bassist, Robert Alex, and drummer, Sambit Chatterjee answered. They actually chose three albums each. The albums not mentioned below were Mer de Noms by A Perfect Circle (Robert’s choice) and Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park and Images and Words by Dream Theater (Sambit’s choices). Check out their other picks below.
Robert Alex (Bassist) – Let Yourself Be Huge – Cloudkicker
This album was my introduction to to Post Rock or rather the idea of looped, atmospheric instrumental music. Although some might not consider the album as post rock, I feel it is heavily influenced by the genre. The first song, ‘Welcome back’, as the title suggests, begins with a very welcoming acoustic guitar piece. Ben Sharp, under the moniker Cloudkicker, uses a lot of layers and textures over looped riffs/parts, and makes each iteration of the loop have more and more depth. Each song of this album is stellar, and if I were to pick one particular song off this album, it would be the title track. It gets better and better with each listen.
Robert – Apocryphal Gravity – Hubris
Sambit Chatterjee (Drummer) – Armistice – Mutemath
This was my college life, listening to this production and experimentation. The sound was so fresh and so much melody that it caught my attention. The writing was also something that connected with me at that age.