after 2 years in the wilderness, hathira sama have re-convened their exploration of the sonic and the spiritual, recording a meditation on the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. recorded in hyderabad, the album incorporates sounds from the fringes of one of india’s most rapidly developing cities into hathira sama’s unique blend of voice, bansuri, tabla and electronics. a journey from earth to the heavens, “elements” represents hathira sama’s most focused work to date.
thanks are due to all at the henry martin institute in hyderabad for their generous hospitality and friendship, and for their gracious welcoming of hathira sama into their community while we worked on this project. peace and blessings to you all.