Kapil Seshasayee w/ Oh man, the mountain
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Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one man combination of Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Arca and Richard Dawson , creating something wholly unique.
Combining electronica flourishes evoking FKA Twigs with Indian Classical guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.
A Sacred Bore – a concept album based around India’s caste system whose cultural significance has recently earned its preservation within the Sound & Moving Image archives of The British Library – is a piercing examination of the abusive treatment towards lower caste Indians. Kapil expands on the issues, from the often-overlooked connections between the American far-right and upper-caste Indians to honour killings committed in diaspora which continue to be under-reported.
Kapil appears live ahead of the release of his second album. He will be performing alongside his touring band adopting classical indian instrumentation in place of loops, synths and distorted baritone guitar which characterised his first record.
Support come from Manchester’s own Oh man, the mountain playing a compelling combination of folk, country,and 90s influence indie-rock.