With an area of over 3,000,000 km² and 1.35 billion inhabitants India is the world’s seventh largest country, the world’s second most populous country and the world’s largest democracy.
It would be strange if the country did not eventually produce many artists in rhythmic music. Lately there have been many really great bands from the giant country. My latest discovery is the duo Bhushan Chavan – Guitars, backing vocals and arrangements and Siddharth Shenoy – Vocals, synths, keyboards, arrangement and production. Together the two fine musicians are the band Cosmic Circus, and they recently have released their self-titled debut album.
This album marks the concept of five stories of 5 different characters, who coalesce their lives as we head towards the end of the album. The band states, «This album marks the beginning of our journey into your lives as a duo/band and spans across multiple genres as we aim to hook each character, each story to a sound of their own – penultimate meeting into one defining soundscape».
Cosmic Circus is a post-progressive rock duo hailing from India. Their music most clearly appears to be a story-telling auditory experience, woven through an unsettled pattern of sectional arrangements in their songs. Their sound is based off bits of old school 70s psychedelic rock, postpunk, ambient postrock and more well-defined and grounded progressive rock.