absolute world

Share

0 shouts

There are two albums, Worship Through Sound and Mosaic in Motion. Not to mention the acclaimed Arts Council concerts that followed the latter in 2010. Then there’s the festival of Indian music in Moscow he opened, and a plethora of more traditional performances.

Whatever point in the story you start from, glancing back over the pages of Sandeep Raval reveals a myriad of influences. From urban UK bass music, to traditional folk and Central Asian classical, chapters spanning continents contribute to his sonic compendium.

Born in Gujarat, Western India, his father’s death spurred on a relocation and new life in London. But well before arriving in Britain, circa 1991, Raval had already realised his destiny in the spotlight. With performances everywhere from Delhi to Moscow, and film work to boot, so much had been achieved by the tender age of 13.

Far from your average adolescent star, this early success wasn’t enough. Determinedly he began striving to push the boundaries of music in the same way he passed the globe’s borders. Soon there was a home studio and a move to Northampton, followed by countless hours spent playing the perpetual insomniac.

Whether it’s 5am or 1pm, like a gap year student on the return leg from Thailand, Raval had caught the bug, and couldn’t stop planning further aural adventures. Soaring through soundscapes with more grace than any plane, the diversity inherent within his history spells dedication and passion in equal measures.

Top Albums


Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up (it’s free).