Listen to Ami Dang's folkloric & transcendental album 'Parted Plains'
Ami Dang takes her listeners to higher states of mind through meditative sounds. The Baltimore ambient musician fuses sitar, voice, and electronics to create east-meets-west transcendental music. On her latest solo record 'Parted Plains', she draws inspiration from South Asian and Middle Eastern folkloric narratives. Dang creates a dreamscape full of overpowering and beautiful sitar melodies, underscored by subtle, poignant synth lines that can evoke both soothing peace and dangerous tension.
'Parted Plains' unfolds as a new sort of soundtrack for a yet-to-be-written folktale that is neither Eastern nor Western, not traditional or contemporary, but somewhere in between. Listen below.
Ami Dang performs at Le Guess Who? on Saturday, 9 November. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Ustad Saami, Asha Puthli, Fatoumata Diawara, Ayalew Mesfin & Debo Band, Aldous Harding, Jenny Hval, Efterklang, William Tyler & Mary Lattimore, Träd, Gräs och Stenar (Träden), and many more.