Hailing from Baltimore, MD, a bubbling pot that continues to churn out a rainbow fog swirl of new and exciting bands (Crazy Dreams Band, Lower Dens) as well as experimental music and new media festivals (Whartscape, Transmodern), Ami Dang seems to exude the creative energy that is pouring out of her hometown. Her upcoming full-length album (due out in December on Ehse Records), was crafted from an intersecting background of classical sitar and composition, experimental electronics and visual performance, combined with a deep love for ’90s dance beats and a fuzzy memory of megaphones blaring Indian pop songs into the streets of New Delhi.
If you’re in the area next week, catch Ami performing along with many other artists at Baltimore’s High Zero festival on September 23rd and 24th, 2010.
Photo of Ami Dang by Bad Brilliance/Andrew Strasser
Playlist beneath the…
~~~~~Hairy Painter + Ivy Meadows DJ set~~~~~
eight lamas from drepung – invoking the spirit of kindness through sound / masaki batoh and helena espvall – until tomorrow / Arp – High Life / pearls before swine – another time / durutti column – prayer / Lower Dens – Blue & Silver / Pigeons – En Rêve (slooowed downnn arthur radio dub) / Prince Rama Of Ayodhya – Aeolian Divine / philip k dick – the divine invasion (excerpt)