Gandhaya Quartet is always looking for new combinations, formulas, musical colours and flavours.
Gandhaya Quartet is always looking for new combinations, formulas, musical colours and flavours. Combining instruments like the Oud, Guitar (with 7 strings), the Bansuri (from India), tablas and congas (percussion instruments), the ensemble performs both fresh arrangements and original compositions with unprecedented possibilities in rhythms, harmonies and melodies. The music features elements of music from India, Turkey and Brazil.
The EP begins with “Receita de Samba” by Jacob do Bandolim. The tabla disrupts the typical choro setup composed of pandeiro, flauta, and 7-string guitars by combining rhythms from choro with its fast-moving phrases.
The group then presents songs inspired by music from the Northeast of Brazil: “O Ovo” by Hermeto Pascoal, “Foi por Pouco” by Angelo Ursini and “O Canto da Ema” by Jackson do Pandeiro. The vibe of the EP progressively moves from contemplative to dancing, capturing the essence of the diverse sounds of the Baião.
The EP closes with “Chovendo na Roseira” by Tom Jobim, where the beautiful melody is merged with Angelo’s flute improvisation and Tarang’s vocal rhythmical improvisation, showcasing the unique musicality of the group.
|Recording location(s)||Westvestkerk, Schiedam (NL)|
|Recording date(s)||December 2021|
February 21st, 2023
DPA 4041-SP (main)
Merging Technologies Hapi & Anubis
DSD 11.2MHz 1bit
PCM 352.8kHz 64bit Floating Point
KEF Blade Two
Furutech custom microphone cables