Paraphoniks is amongst a handful of independent artists in the country to have broken through the increasing synthesizer movement.
Inspired by many musical styles, Shatrunjai Dewan and Sid Shirodkar tie their disparate influences together by a shared love of modular synthesisers and other electronic instruments.
In 2016, the duo promoted their critically acclaimed release, ‘Yarns’, with a string of audacious surround-sound shows that featured their music in an 8.1-channel incarnation. Since then, Paraphoniks has continued to evolve into an increasingly genre-agnostic project, embracing various forms of electronic music with a unique sense of sonic experimentation.
Their latest offering, ‘Silhouettes’ was conceived during a two-week writing stint in the Himalayan hills. It retains the synth-heavy sound for which the duo is known while elevating the level of production, treading more expansive musical territory and conceptual ground. A non-linear narrative that takes inspiration from various modern-day cults and quasi-religious movements.
The album also features collaborations with singer-songwriter Azamaan Hoyvoy and drummer Sahil Shah who also are part of the extended 4-piece live show.