The music on Stereo Buddha’s debut album ‘Evaporate’ was created over a 2 year period in 3 different cities– Edinburgh, London and finally Delhi, starting when the members resided in the UK as students, but in different cities. They had worked together previously on other music projects and discovered they had a creative synergy that allowed them to create music even across the barrier of physical distance, sharing ideas over the internet and sometimes even the phone! However, this supposed ‘disadvantage’ worked out rather well for us as it has added a different dimension and depth to the music. Songs like Dark Age, Rush, Second Circle, which were composed while we lived in different cities/countries, have a sense of space about them while the acoustic songs, which we have created together are more “singer/ songwriter” oriented and have a sense of intimacy about them.
The material on this album has been recorded, mixed and mastered by Siddharth, in his highly mobile and compact, but extremely potent and effective home-studio. Initially, we did not really aim at compiling an album, but just wanted to let out the sounds inside of our heads. As artists we do care about what the audience thinks of our music and how they feel when they listen to it, but to be honest, the music on this album is more about what was inside of us and what needed to come out.
For us, our debut album has been a journey to find our musical identity and we do believe that we are closer to having defined our sound. The experience of having made this album has definitely focussed our sound for future albums and given us a more secure foundation on which to build greater sonic empires on.
One listen to the album and we’re sure, people will have trouble pigeon-holing us into any one genre. For the sake of classification though, we like to think of ourselves as electronic/ new age/downtempo/ dark-chillout. Having said that, we do not compose our music with any rules or theory binding us and are guaranteed to overstep our generic boundaries.
Some people might think that we’ve got our four feet on various boats in terms of the wide range of genres we are straddling, but we hope the upside could be, that most listeners will be able to relate to at least one of our songs if not all.
P.S. We recommend listening to our album with the lights turned down, preferably after dark, to relax, zone out and slow down. Peace and light xx
You can listen to our album (stream or buy) at : http://www.stereobuddha.bandcamp.com