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Killick Hinds lives in Athens, Georgia. His music is Appalachian Trance Metal made on unusual stringed instruments with an emphasis on unquantifiable rhythms, intuitive intonation, and shamanistic ROYGBIV. The primary sonic influences on Killick are animals, wind, water, fire, electrical hum, and silence. Pop-culture mashups and ancient and obscure forms infuse his music; the effect more closely resembles speech patterns and emotionally-drawn architecture than it does conventional Western music. Despite its eclectic nature the sounds are surprisingly familiar and accessible to audiences of all ages and levels of musical involvement. Killick is a co-founder of Habitable Records (habitablerecords.com
) and offers mastering services for dynamic sounds through H(i)nds(i)ght Studio. More than 300 Killick albums can be found via www.killick.me
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About Sunken Cages
Ravish Momin, who started out as an acoustic drummer and percussionist a couple of decades ago, has been working under the ‘Sunken Cages’ moniker since 2019, in order to showcase his unique electroacoustic hybrid approach which splits the difference between live performance and production. He plays drums, triggers textures and clips, and layers live-loops while manipulating them in real-time to blur the lines between composition and improvisation. While rooted in Indian folk and Black Music traditions, Momin is also influenced by the street sounds of underground dance music from Durban to Mumbai and beyond.
Ravish Momin is an Indian-born drummer, electronic music producer and educator residing in New York City. Momin studied with Jazz master-drummer Andrew Cyrille. His unique approach quickly led him to work as a sideman with a diverse cast of musicians ranging from to legendary avant-saxophonist Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (of the AACM) to pop-star Shakira. Momin is the recipient of grants/commissions from Pioneer Works, New Music USA, Meet The Composer, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, US Artists International and NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts.)
Momin has led the live electronic music duo ‘Turning Jewels Into Water’ with Haitian percussion virtuoso Val Jeanty and the Global/Jazz shape-shifting band “Tarana,” whose line-ups had included violinist Jason Kao Hwang, oudist/bassist Shanir Blumenkranz, trombonist Rick Parker, singer Areni Agbabian and many others over the years. Tarana performed on international stages for over 14 years and recorded several albums to critical acclaim.
Resident Advisor, Nyshka Chandran
“In recent years, drummer and producer Ravish Momin, AKA Sunken Cages, has chalked up a solid track record of cross-breeding production techniques, with an impressive level of innovation.”
Rochester City Newspaper, Ron Netsky
“You’ve never heard (or seen) a drummer like Ravish Momin. Whether he’s playing the drum set with his hands, seamlessly fusing his drums with a laptop full of electronic sounds, or creating vocal percussion, Momin is reinventing his instrument. ”
THUMP | Vice (and audio premiere of “Keherwa”) Alexander Isadarola
“Recorded live, the track was created without any overdubs, and you can really tell in the way it moves gracefully from moment to moment without a clear map of its trajectory, splicing together snippets of acid house, jazz, and psych in a gesture toward vibrant transcendence.”
FACTmag (Music Video Premiere)
“The music nestles into a fascinating space between jazz, electronica, and the Bollywood and Indian folk music of project founder Ravish Momin’s childhood home.
Video: The Shape of Electronic Drumming/Live-Looping to come:
Audio: 2021 Release on On The Corner Records UK