Born in the college town of Boston, Massachusetts. The Surrealist is a guitar-driven experimental project created by Roopam Garg.
The Surrealist seamlessly combines two diametric worlds — the world of real, organic sounds of the guitar with the world of abstract, ambient, electronic soundscapes. The marriage of these two worlds produces something intensely unspeakable and seeps deeply into the cracks of human emotion.
Painting upon the vast canvas of silence, The Surrealist uses colors from several influences to craft their sonic masterpieces — metal, minimalism, ambient music, electronic music, classical music and much more.
With sweeping, whirling guitar lines that cascade over blankets of plush, droning soundscapes and intricate modulating rhythms, The Surrealist breaks new grounds and transcends all concepts and conventions, leaving nothing but a pure sphere of sound.
Imagine visualizing music from not just a horizontal plane but from a vertical plane as well, Architects start with one foundation, and then a new layer is constructed on top of it, and then another, and another. and another. Eventually the process yields a majestic structure, just like how the skilled potter sculpts raw clay to form beautiful ceramic.
Thus, every song from The Surrealist is a carefully handcrafted sonic sculpture that speaks of beauty, delicateness, detail and fragility. Every release is a refinement of the practice.
The Surrealist thrives on discovery and invention. There is an incessant calling to go places previously thought to have been unaccessible. What is the ultimate result of this? The expansion of the collective consciousness.
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