- Release Date 2011-03-14
- Label Geomagnetic
- Catalog GEOEP023
He has been producing IDM / EDM since Yr. 2001. He began releasing and sharing his sound under the name of Sanathana in 2008. (The name is a Sanskrit term which means 'Eternal' and the name of one of the sons of Brahma).
QUOTE: "I picked this name because I believe in the eternal truth about life. What is it? You will have to find out for yourself. I am also very spiritual, one of the main reasons behind this name"
His first project was named Psy Dimension. Some of his early production (From Yr. 2001 -Yr. 2005) as Psy Dimension, can still be found on soundclick.com. He also has a side project as STEREOTROPY that focuses on more popular genres viz. Tech, House, Progressive and other Clubby EDM.
In 2002 Sanathana formally known as Psy Dimension reached 47 with his single 'Alien Invasion' on Soundclick.com in the Electronic Music charts. Many other tunes reached the top 100 in the electronic charts on soundclick.com. Swaroop however continued to pursue his other passion i.e. Digital Graphics design as SGDesigns which is now one of the biggest names in the digital art community. (Search Google for Swaroop Guhathakurta to find out more about SGDesigns)
Swaroop G started as a DJ in 2003 playing psychedelic trance in the students union of Glasgow Caledonian University (known as 'Asylum'). He organized psy-gatherings at the union and had a fan following that shared the same taste in music. When he moved to the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) in 2005, he continued as a Dj and has organized some of the biggest Psytrance gatherings in UAE (Psynthesis: Indoors & Outdoors) at Chi, voted as the No.1 club in Dubai, on Islands, in the desert and many private gatherings.
Sanathana's music is solid, twisted, sometimes melodic and very psychedelic. Intelligent and deliberate use of sounds, flow, structure and layout of his tunes tend to evoke certain emotions that we all have as human beings. His music is designed to evoke both the positive and negative emotions we have. He believes that maintaining a balance is what his music is designed for.
On one hand his music is for dance-floors and on the other, easily listenable even when you are in no mood to dance and just want to relax or chill. Many would consider his style to be a crossover between "Experimental Electronica" and the "deep-twisted / darker" end of EDM / IDM. His chill out / ambient / dub and fusion productions have a unique ethnic touch with a fusion of EAST meets WEST.
QUOTE: "You will rarely find my tunes sounding similar to the so called norms in EDM that people tend to follow now days. I believe there are no rules to creativity and expressionism and music surely is one form of this. Having just small elements that make music sound like a genre we are all used to calling is the only small element we need to follow. The rest, is your feeling of being mindless while production and only your true inner self talking."
Links and Other Related sites:
SGDesigns: Official Website: http://www.sgdesigns.co.uk
Facebook: Official Networking: http://www.facebook.com/sgdesigns
Soundcloud: Official Demos Page: http://www.soundcloud.com/sanathana
Myspace: Old Page: http://www.myspace.com/sanathana
Sanathana: Puppets (Album, Samana Records) - Released
Sanathana: Man With A Blue Coat (VA Mosiac Dreams, Goatrance[dot]pl) - Released
Sanathana: Conquer Death to Restore Life (VA Unity, Samana Records) - Released
Sanathana: Smoke on h20 (VA Unity, Samana Records) - Released
Sanathana: Impartial Eye (VA Unity, Samana Records) - Released
Sanathana: A New Beginning (VA Psychedelic Traveller Vol 2, Psychedelic Traveller Magazine Annual) - Releasing December 2010
Sanathana: Cinderella's Last Dance (VA Mystagogue - Compiled by Overdream, Skygravity Records) - Releasing December 2010
Sanathana: Spiritual Awakening (EP, Geomagnetic Records) - Releasing January 2011
Sanathana: Saraswati (Album, Geomagnetic Records) - Releasing February 2011
Sanathana: The Rise and Fall of Duality (VA Devil's Range, Triptec Records) - Releasing March 2011
Sanathana: Almas Perdidas De Tokyo (VA Forest Therapy, Independent Mind Records) - Releasing March 2011
Sanathana: A shaman's Tale (VA TBA, Skygravity Records) - Releasing April 2011
Sanathana: Encounters of a Fourth Kind (VA Future Sounds of Psychedelia - Compiled by Koozer Mox, Samana Records) - Releasing May 2011
Sanathana: Samsara (VA Respect, Samana Records) - Releasing May 2011