Nischay Parekh’s playlist for self-isolation


Singer-songwriter Nischay Parekh’s listening tastes are understandably formed by his bandmate, drummer-producer Jivraj Singh aka Jiver. One half of dreampop duo Parekh & Singh, the Kolkata-bred and Dubai-based Parekh – who not too long ago launched his Hindi undertaking Nishu earlier this 12 months – is at the moment tuning into every thing from industrial to digital to classical and a few Indian indie as nicely. We requested him to share a few of his present favourites.

Four Tet  

Percussions (Four Tet)

‘Digital Arpeggios’

This is a music that Jivraj launched me to! I’ve been dabbling in DJing, delving into the deep, darkish world of digital music. Four Tet is a drive to be reckoned with. I like digital music that’s coming from a really educated music area. I feel Four Tet can be naturally musical, however all his nuances and selections sound very thought-out and very nicely conceptualised. That is what I like in a sure sort of music. It has acquired actually cool paintings as nicely.

Topshe

Topshe
 

Topshe

‘Sad Boys’

He’s a good friend of ours from Kolkata. Topshe is a kind of distinctive characters that you simply meet who appears to be actually comfy and exudes a specific amount of stillness. At the identical time, he’s bursting with intelligence and humour and that actually shines by on this monitor. Listening to the music looks like spending time with Topshe or having a dialog with him. My private exchanges with him have all the time been extraordinarily absurd and quirky, which is precisely how I like my interactions with most individuals.

Dhruv Visvanath

Dhruv Visvanath
 

Dhruv Visvanath

‘Dear Madeline’

Dhruv is a stable songwriter and a very good guitar participant. He’s simply a kind of people who find themselves naturally musical. I’m not a kind of folks. I want to sit down and analyse and take into consideration the music I play and make. When you take heed to Dhruv, although, it feels prefer it’s coming from a very primal and genuine place. I’ve solely began liking music like that not too long ago.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis
 

Miles Davis

‘Blue in Green’

I listened to it after I was on the point of go to Berklee again in 2011. Originally, it was a jazz college. So I believed, ‘What is a definitive jazz album?’ I requested a bunch of musicians for suggestions, together with Jivraj, my guitar trainer Tajdar Junaid and a drummer good friend referred to as Vishal Nayak. Everyone mentioned it must be Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. I listened to this music specifically and it actually modified the best way I checked out music and it confirmed me a completely totally different world.

Nischay Parekh’s playlist for self-isolation

Nine Inch Nails

‘Copy of A’

Again, it is a band I knew about however I solely acquired into for two causes – when Jivraj launched me to them in an enormous means. They’re one in every of his favorite teams, I feel. Also, (bassist) Pino Palladino performed with them on the latest tour for this album, Hesitation Marks. Before this, I wasn’t into angsty industrial music, however as soon as I listened to this album, I realised NIN is an out and out pop band. It’s tremendous catchy, they usually have a number of pop like sensibilities that I’m into. Plus, the manufacturing is pristine and chunky. It’s arduous to get higher than that.

John Prine

John Prine  

John Prine

‘That’s the Way the World Goes Round’

I can’t keep in mind after I heard this music for the primary time or after I was placed on to John Prine. But after I did hear it, I used to be type of blown away. He’s a songwriter’s songwriter: a kind of guys that has all of the little methods, weaves and bobs that every one songwriters who’re keen about their craft – I feel I’m – actually gravitate in the direction of.

Bach

Bach  

Johann Sebastian Bach

‘Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude’

I’m an enormous fan of Chopin and Handel is a private favorite. But Jivraj shared this Cello Suite with me a few days in the past. I’ve heard of it earlier than, it’s a kind of items of music that each time you take heed to, it looks like the primary time. There’s a lot element, a lot emotion. It’s good to have it taking part in while you’re doing all of your chores or early within the morning. It’s a fantastic accompaniment to life.

Catch Nischay Parekh in dialog with Anurag Tagat on April 25 at 6 pm, dwell on @thehinduweekend Instagram

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