Longtime friend of Brainfeeder and perhaps most well known internationally for his Suite For Ma Dukes tribute to James Yancey, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson has been signed to the progressive LA label.
Airavata is the new track, details below:
Composed, produced and arranged by Miguel, who plays electric guitar (reversed) and acoustic violin/viola, with Gabe Noel and Peter Jacobson joining on acoustic bass and cello respectively, ‘Airavata’ (eye-raw-VAH-tah) is named after the white elephant who carries the deity Indra. It is also called ‘abhra-Matanga’, meaning “elephant of the clouds”. Indra is an ancient Vedic deity in Hinduism. He is the king of Svarga (Heaven) and the Devas (gods). He is associated with the sky, lightning, weather, thunder, storms, rains, river flows and war.
“The spiritual and emotional intention of the music is to empower, encourage, and awaken those that hear it. The goal has been to create the most authentic music that I can with the determination that its quality is good enough to be riveting and relevant for many, many years to come.”