Saagara, Wacław Zimpel's Indian orchestra, presents their second album entitled "2".
"2" was recorded in Bangalore last December. "I started my preparations around two months ahead of my trip to India", admits Zimpel. "Once the draft versions of songs were done, I decided to share them with my producer mooryc in Berlin. Together we clarified the structures, added some melodies and I was ready to jump on the plane. One of the first steps we took in India was to play some concerts. And although majority of our setlist each night consisted mainly of older tracks from Saagara's debut album, we managed to expand our sound by adding some electronics", he recalls.
"My main aim for this album was to create a bridge between Indian sounds and Western music logic in order to go against some popular trends", says Zimpel. "Saagara's first record was a deep dive into Karnatic tradition but I had to admit to myself that I am by no means a classical Indian musician. Tha....... more