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rrao // Hara EP 12"

rrao // Hara EP 12"

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This is a 2023" released by leftfield dance artist rrao from New York, USA, from Worldwide Unlimited in New York in October 10.

Contains three percussive dark UKG to proto dubstep songs that incorporate plenty of Indian folk instruments.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"I wrote 'Hara EP' at a time when I was obsessed with the color green. Hara is a Hindi word that refers to the color of grass and leaves. Whenever I close my eyes, all I see is green, and that's what it feels like to me. I was searching for what it means and what I want to come out of it. It is an innate intelligence that the natural world has, and as a part of it, we must have access to something similar. Perhaps we can vividly experience it for ourselves. I thought about the fact that I am made up of everything that came before me, and that I will inevitably fold in and become the material of what comes next.

I saw in myself a longing to perceive it fully through both mind and practicality.I thought about the beauty of Indian rhythms, which seem to come from the spirit, and wondered what it would be like to translate that into our own mathematics.I wanted to know what Indian scientists were saying, so I met Srinivasa Ramanujan, the ``man who knows infinity''.Ramanujan Prime served as a simplified path to exploring these things in the context of its namesake equation.

While making this record, a call-and-response pattern began to emerge in the music.This gave me an opportunity to think about the natural communication inherent in the natural world, and gave me a hint that perhaps there is something easier here."

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Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Infinity Is Natural 04:35
  2. Ramanujan Prime 04:26
  3. Hara 04:09

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Artist statement by rrao:

"The Hara EP was written during a time when I was consumed by the color green. Hara being the Hindi descriptor for the color of grass or leaves. Whenever I would close my eyes I would see only green and I was exploring what that meant for me – what wanted to be born of that. I found that it hinted at the innate intelligence of the natural world and how we, as a part of it, must have access to something similar. How perhaps we could vividly experience that for ourselves- experience something unadulterated. I reflected on my role as nature and how infinity is natural- the fact that I am composed of everything that came before me, and how I will inevitably fold and be material for what comes next.

I saw a longing within me to perceive that fully through both the heart and practicality. I thought about the brilliance of Indian rhythms, seemingly born of spirit, and wondered if that translated to our mathematics. I wanted to know what Indian scientists had to say and came across Srinivasa Ramanujan, “the man who knew infinity.” In relation to the equation it's named after, “Ramanujan Prime” acted as a simplified path to exploring these things.

As I worked on this record I saw a pattern emerging in the music of a sort of call and response. It led me to reflect on the inherent communication of the natural world and brought with it a hint that perhaps there’s something effortless here.”

Artist: rrao

Label: Worldwide Unlimited

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This is a 2023" released by leftfield dance artist rrao from New York, USA, from Worldwide Unlimited in New York in October 10.

Contains three percussive dark UKG to proto dubstep songs that incorporate plenty of Indian folk instruments.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"I wrote 'Hara EP' at a time when I was obsessed with the color green. Hara is a Hindi word that refers to the color of grass and leaves. Whenever I close my eyes, all I see is green, and that's what it feels like to me. I was searching for what it means and what I want to come out of it. It is an innate intelligence that the natural world has, and as a part of it, we must have access to something similar. Perhaps we can vividly experience it for ourselves. I thought about the fact that I am made up of everything that came before me, and that I will inevitably fold in and become the material of what comes next.

I saw in myself a longing to perceive it fully through both mind and practicality.I thought about the beauty of Indian rhythms, which seem to come from the spirit, and wondered what it would be like to translate that into our own mathematics.I wanted to know what Indian scientists were saying, so I met Srinivasa Ramanujan, the ``man who knows infinity''.Ramanujan Prime served as a simplified path to exploring these things in the context of its namesake equation.

While making this record, a call-and-response pattern began to emerge in the music.This gave me an opportunity to think about the natural communication inherent in the natural world, and gave me a hint that perhaps there is something easier here."

-------------------------------------

Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Infinity Is Natural 04:35
  2. Ramanujan Prime 04:26
  3. Hara 04:09

++

Artist statement by rrao:

"The Hara EP was written during a time when I was consumed by the color green. Hara being the Hindi descriptor for the color of grass or leaves. Whenever I would close my eyes I would see only green and I was exploring what that meant for me – what wanted to be born of that. I found that it hinted at the innate intelligence of the natural world and how we, as a part of it, must have access to something similar. How perhaps we could vividly experience that for ourselves- experience something unadulterated. I reflected on my role as nature and how infinity is natural- the fact that I am composed of everything that came before me, and how I will inevitably fold and be material for what comes next.

I saw a longing within me to perceive that fully through both the heart and practicality. I thought about the brilliance of Indian rhythms, seemingly born of spirit, and wondered if that translated to our mathematics. I wanted to know what Indian scientists had to say and came across Srinivasa Ramanujan, “the man who knew infinity.” In relation to the equation it's named after, “Ramanujan Prime” acted as a simplified path to exploring these things.

As I worked on this record I saw a pattern emerging in the music of a sort of call and response. It led me to reflect on the inherent communication of the natural world and brought with it a hint that perhaps there’s something effortless here.”

Artist: rrao

Label: Worldwide Unlimited