Sarathy Korwar‘s magnificent third album, Kalak, was of one of our Album Picks of 2022 and we haven’t put it down since it came out last November. The London based, American born and Indian bred percussionist, producer and composer has announced the surprise release of KAL (Real World), a companion piece to KALAK. Recorded at Real World Studios, Korwar is accompanied by a stellar band featuring Danalogue and Al MacSween on synths, Tamar Osborn on baritone sax and flute, and percussionist Magnus Mehta. Speaking about it, Korwar commented:
“This was the first time we met and played together with other human beings in the same room for almost a year, after the first lockdown. It was a hopeful time where for a brief period we believed things were getting better. There was a lot of fondness, camaraderie and kindness in the room, and playing together felt like a cathartic expression. KAL (Real World) was recorded in less than 24 hours at the incredible Real World Studios. Just being present in those rooms, which had borne witness to so many great recordings, elevated our senses.”
KAL (Real World) is out tomorrow through The Leaf Label and Korwar has shared a video for ‘Songs or People’ which serves as an exhilarating taste of what’s on offer. The video was filmed by Fabrice Bourgelle and you can watch it below.