Release date: 11.08.19 [Single] Infinity Gritty / Ropeadope Records
In the 80th year anniversary of the original publishing, Adam Ahuja gives us a re-imagined, chill-synth, indie-jazz take on this beautiful classic melody. The remake is performed as a multi-instrumental live-loop, and features a slow-evolving 30-chord progression paired with a somewhat-mysterious, dimly-lit, alt-pop vocal. Ahuja draws out simplicity amidst complexity, and conjures up feelings of yearning and intrigue as he builds the performance instrument-by-instrument in a single studio take: layering stereo keys, electric bass and vocals, swaggy live drums, a baby-grand, and robotic live-looping effects, sending the listener off through the caverns of singularity.
Release date: 11.17.17 [Album] Infinity Gritty / Ropeadope Records
These are times of Ubiquity. Ideas are shared in an instant. Communication is mass-scale, for better or for worse. And while it may or may not get us any closer together, everyone is, almost, everywhere. Ahuja’s ‘Ubiquity’ interlaces two solo styles: ‘live-looping,’ featuring a compact multi-instrumental setup used for single take performances, identical to his on-stage performance, and ‘band-style,’ where Ahuja jumps between keys, drum kit, bass, guitar, percussion, and vocals to gradually layer takes one instrument at a time into full tracks. In addition to the audio, the whole album recording was captured on film and produced as performance videos for each track.
'Balance' is Ahuja's debut release as a solo artist. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered piece-by-piece a little over a year's time. The EP is a mixture of composed tunes (tracks 1 and 2), a piece taken from a live-looping performance (track 3), a track-by-track recording of 'first take' improvisations for each instrument (track 4), and a solo-piano composition (track 5), all performed, produced and written by Ahuja at Brett Andrew (of Robert Randolph & the Family Band) Fuzztone Studios.