Take one electric guitar, one creamy synth and some delay pedals and space to form seedlings of songs you have Rachika Nayar and her forthcoming EP ‘Fragments’. The concept around ‘Fragments’ is to document and work with mini ideas of guitar hooks or phrases that can be woven into their own little ditties. They end up as standalone pieces that sit somewhere between dreamlike post-rock and pastel guitar meditations. The music was recorded from Rachika’s home and come from the initial sketches from her debut album. ‘Our Hands Against The Dusk’ was released earlier this year and featured much more synth work and a grander scale. ‘Fragments’ meanwhile is about amplifying and examining the minutia of the ditty or the hook.
Two singles have been released so far and as they are so different I wanted to showcase them both below. ‘Clarity’ is a buzzing hive of guitar licks that refresh you like a water spring. It is dense and lively and a fantastic way to introduce Rachika Nayar and her work. On the flipside, ‘August 31’ is a light and reflective chord pattern that builds in complexity over time. Both remind me of farming sim games and that relaxed, wholesome vibe they bring. It is like taking guitar stems and sending them into the dream world.
To find out more about Rachika Nayar and preorder ‘Fragments’, which is due out on 13th August, take a look at the website options.
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