Argyria - Jai Shiva Shankar (Avatar Records)
03. Aum Tare
04. Jai Shiva Shankar
05. Tantra Mantra
06. Ancient City
07. No Place Like Home
09. Rama Dasa
11. Hare Ram
14. Sri Yantra
Release Date: March 2015
Argyria is a multinational downtempo / chillout project. They came together and started their collaboration back in 2009. The group includes the mastermind Zoran Zlatkovski, well known as Psychoz, DJ Jeto (Vivan Sanjana), and the famous Indian singer Sandhya Sanjana, known for her exotic voice. Trying to map or define their precise musical direction will not be an easy task, as they have managed to generate their own style and musical direction. In general, this trio's style is based on a fusion of contemporary electronica and chillout, combining world music elements and Indian classical vocals and influences.
Jeto and Zoran are responsible for the synthesizers, studio work and live instrumentation, while Sandhya Sanjana amazes with her vocals, and contributes with her big broad musical knowledge and experience meeting in one concept, bringing the oriental flavor, spiritual diversity and harmony in metaphoric lyrics following the old testimony and other sources, combining and maintaining the balance of the new and the traditional.
The band has just came back from an extensive recording and rehearsal studio session in Los Angeles, however, Jai Shiva Shankar, as well as previous material from Argyria, came to life in the same manner used on Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's collaboration on 'The Girl is Mine'. The band members have never actually shared the same studio while working on this album. Each did his role from the comfort of his studio, in his country. So actually they have not been physically together on the same time while working on the album..!
Jai Shiva Shankar is the first seal from this fine and promising project, and is a hint of what this band is planning for the future.