2019 album. Ambient/Trance.
Ami Dang, aka Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang, resides within the sound ranges from North Indian classical music, fused with noise/ambient electronics to beat-driven psych and experimental dance pop. And now the Baltimore based South Asian-American vocalist, sitarist, composer and producer is releasing her new album ‘Parted Plains’.
Ami Dang fuses a heady and intoxicating and hypnotic mix of sitar, voice and electronics to create East-meets-West, ambient/trance music and she draws inspiration from South Asian and Middle Eastern folktales. She produces music galvanised by the Western interpretations of these stories, ‘Parted Plains’ unfolds as a new sort of soundtrack for a yet-to-be written folktale that is neither Eastern nor Western, not traditional or contemporary but somewhere in between, but evocative and seductive all the same. All that culminates in sonic journey into the lesser heard.
Since her debut album ‘Hukam’, Ami has pushed the boundaries of trance, ambient, and electronic music. In anticipation for the album’s release, Dang is embarking on an expansive West Coast tour with Kendra Amalie. The multi-genre multi-instrumentalist has garnered critical acclaim and admiration from artists like Grimes, who invited Dang to accompany her on her 2013 tour in Asia. Dang has shared bills with a variety of artists from a variety of genres, including Future Islands, Chairlift, A Hawk and A Hacksaw, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Beach House, Wye Oak, Lil B, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Dan Deacon. Stay Tuned.