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Glass Beams - Mahal [Limited Orange Colour Vinyl]

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Format: 12" Vinyl, Orange Colour 
Catalogue No.: ZEN12667
Barcode: 5054429192254
Release Date: 17 May 2024
Genre: Classical, disco and pop

Limited Colour Vinyl EP: Limited first pressing on orange 140g 12” vinyl housed in a matte sleeve with printed inner.

The genesis of Glass Beams, which formed around founding member Rajan Silva, stemmed from the rekindling of childhood memories related to his father, who emigrated to Melbourne from India in the late 1970s. Silva, in particular, was drawn to the fusion of Western musical styles and traditional Indian music showcased in his father's music collection. Iconic Bollywood vocalists such as Asha Bhosle coexisted with blues legends like Muddy Waters and DVDs like 'Concert for George'—a star-studded tribute to the late Beatles member George Harrison—were in heavy rotation growing up. This cross-pollination of East and West, of old and new, is a sentiment that the trio have sought to capture in their self-produced, serpentine, psychedelic-tinged music. Throughout their output, Glass Beams present a timeless fusion of cultures and sounds beamed through a prism of live instrumentation and DIY electronica, all wrapped up in a mesmerising visual world of their own creation.

Recommended if you like... Khruangbin, Tame Impala, Altın Gün, SAULT, Yussef Dayes, Surprise Chef, Ezra Collective.

”songs of supple, undulating beauty as mysterious as the masked trio that made
them... You could call them hi-fi kraut by way of George Harrison’s sitar, but after
the last trickles of sound snake away like plumes of purple smoke, you’ll realise

Glass Beams are making much more than that.”
NME 100 Essential Emerging Artists for 2022

“Hypnotic, mysterious and ethereal, Glass Beams leans into classical, disco and pop sounds from the ‘70s” Beat Magazine

● Debut four track EP - ‘Mirage’ (Research Records, 2021) sold out as quickly as it could be pressed.
● 2024 global touring including EartH (London) sold out in 24 hours (2nd show TBA). Playing Glastonbury (*Embargoed TBA*), Lost Village (UK) festivals. Previously sold out debut shows in London and Brighton in 2023; played Wide Awake (London, UK), Primavera (Madrid and Barcelona, ESP). Supported Future Islands and Jungle previously.
● UK Radio: Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 Music; NTS DJ’s Zakia Sewell, Bill Brewster, Rhythm Section DJs, Trevor Jackson.
● 6 months of incredible organic growth! Averaging over 1K new Instagram Followers per day - added 195K followers (203K now) thanks to amazing live performances and studio sessions.
● Fans/Followers include: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Jay Electronica, Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), Hiatus Kaiyote, Ólafur Arnalds, Bill Brewster (co-writer of ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ book and DJ), Jayda G (included in her DJ KICKS), Heems (Swet Shop Boys w/ Oscar nominee Riz Ahmed), Diplo and Sharon Stone.

Tracklist / Splits:
A1. Horizon
A2. Mahal
A3. Orb
B1. Snake Oil
B2. Black Sand

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