Texas-based prog musician Nonviolenze is set to release his upcoming debut album ‘Ghosts Of War’ 16thOctober.
Emigrating to Houston, Texas from his home country India, singer, songwriter and guitarist Shri Baratan (known under the pseudonym as Nonviolenze) creates an ambiguous soundscape of heavenly instrumentation. Concocting a luscious blend of polymath, cool jazz, pop, rock and blues tied with dynamic poetry and psychedelic paintings to accompany the music, the artistic brilliance radiated from Nonviolenze shines infectiously bright.
Exploring a whole three-octave range, the vocal textures utilised throughout his music conjure an enchanting fleet of amazement. Accompanied by a unique guitar-playing style, Nonviolenze’s music is a dreamy blend of harmonious melodies.
If his sound didn’t set him apart from others alone, Nonviolenze paints his own illustrations in order to create an audio-visual experience for the listener. With the topic of his album questioning how scriptures of all faiths often lead to division, hate and war, as well as questioning the topics of poverty, politics, human rights and equality, the illustrations play a huge role in really manifesting Nonviolenze’s philosophical messages.
On one part so daringly unique, the contemporary sounds and profound lyrics on the album highlights a clear message: diversification should be celebrated and unite us together, instead of dividing us apart.
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Words: Libby Driscoll