The debut album Rakshasa, acclaimed in over 50 glowing reviews across the world for setting a new benchmark in Indian/Western music with world premieres of 73 minutes of stunning new music written for them by some of the world's greatest music creators: US minimalism pioneer Terry Riley, India's Shirish Korde, Scotland's Nigel Osborne and Simon himself. Rakshasa also features Punjabi folk music reimagined and a backwards guitar recording tour de force, taking the technique pioneered by the Beatles and Hendrix to its culmination with a dark new raga.
The CD features a 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes and a beautiful digipak design. Supported by Creative Scotland/National Lottery, Gem Arts and the Hope Scott Trust.
Rakshasa: Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti