Which side of the mirror are you on? The one with free will or the one with the illusion of free will?

Which side of the mirror are you on? The one with free will or the one with the illusion of free will?

The guitar has been subject to an ongoing conversation throughout millennia. With its expansive potential, there has been a relentless pursuit to find the next unimaginable sound. Joining this  conversation is guitarist/composer Roopam Garg, who has already carved his own territory of futuristic guitar playing that has pushed the boundary of possibilities of the guitar even further. 

Drawing inspiration from numerous strains of human inquiry— geometry, nature, philosophy, and meditation—has resulted in the birth of an experimental guitar-driven musical project known as The Surrealist – a moniker that encapsulates the underlying philosophy that drives Roopam Garg’ mind.

The music of The Surrealist can best be described as the coming together of two opposing worlds—the world of real, organic and tactile signals of the guitar, and the world of abstract, ambient soundscapes.

The merging of these two worlds presents music  that can best be described through a cloud of sensations:  ambient, anxious, delicate, experimental, minimalist, organic, progressive, light and dark.

Roopam Garg’s study of the guitar is distinctly fine-tuned and surgical. Every single detail bears the responsibility of the fragility, subtleness and suppleness of each composition. There is a calling to places that denies the traditional approach.

The music of The Surrealist is less about harmonic content and more about experience. It serves as a lens in which you look at the world through—to change your relationship with the internal and external.