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Kapil Seshasayee


  1. 1.
    The Gharial
  2. 2.
    Exemption Hum
  3. 3.
    The Item Girl
  4. 4.
    The Ballad of Bant Singh
  5. 5.
    The Pink Mirror
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, Blood Orange, 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.
Building on the momentum of his acclaimed debut album A Sacred Bore -- featured in Pitchfork, VICE, BBC Introducing, The Guardian, The Quietus, and Rolling Stone India -- Seshasayee makes an eclectic shift away from his experimental roots towards a psychedelic crossover of R&B and avant Indian classical on his upcoming concept album about the Bollywood film industry.
While the serrated guitar architecture of Kapil’s first LP put forth a scathing critique of the lingering manifestations of the caste system that still permeate Indian communities in the guises of honour killings and Hindu nationalism, this second instalment in his Desifuturist Trilogy of albums expands on those issues with a focus on Bollywood. “Every song from the album tells a story about what’s not immediately visible in Bollywood,” says Kapil. “I want those stories to illuminate things that people aren't thinking about and empower those who live these stories.”


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