Bombay Black Hole

  • RAZZ [Session9]
  • UWent4Gold [ BoingBoing Remix ]
#The WitchHammer Tribute
#Aphrodisia Redux by Audio Pervert
++ 11 Remixes by a host of emerging producers and bands.

consolidate - FRNDS & FMLY '16

Bangalore awakens to a series of emerging artists dispersing out into the hiatus, with a raw and unpretentious barrage of sounds.
One of the most talented yet as obscure and moody producers behind this bright flash of raw talent is Rahul Giri a.k.a _RHL and producer sound designer of Sulk Station.
consolidate - FRNDS & FMLY '16 claims to be the "music is vivid, sticky and as much a cross section of the nation's underground aesthetics as ever " - Traces of post-hiphop, trap, ambientism, brainfeeder and the current zeitgeist of chopped vocal samples bring together a host of new producers such as Aniruddh Menon, Aerate Sound, Ocean-tied, Pardafash [ our favorite moniker ] and Disco Puppet. Whats missing in the so called Indian EDM scene is the need to break rules and to collaborate, to procreate. Sans the stupid builds & drop, the dull white noise climaxes and aggressive mastering jobs, this compilation avoids those trappings rather well.

Oodles of glitch, melody, solos, moody downers, broken beats, sultry singers, desi sampling, irate drum programming and dashed live instruments -  consolidate - FRNDS & FMLY clearly harks at stepping outside the norms of 'raise-thy-hands' trance boppers.  The brain-feeder legacy continues to warp and cull out the strangest samples and passages of music. Its no surprise the likes of Thump and Resident Advisor are finally listening to some credible and interesting music outside their chaste circles of consumption. This compilation and the little army of producers built a wall of sound which is special. We like, very much.


Featured Artists - Bangalore.
_RHL - @dashrhl
Aerate Sound - @aerate-sound
Aniruddh Menon - @aniruddh-s-menon

Disco Puppet - @discopuppet
Oceantied - @oceantied
Pardafash - @pardafash
Zubin Aroz - @zubin-aroz
Worm’s Cottage - @wormscottage





MODULE 2 : Emerge is the second release by the Sino-Indian Music Alliance (SIMA), a coalition of artists, labels and agents united in the goal of building new cultural bridges between Asia's two most rapidly developing countries.

Emerge is produced and curated by Sinotronics, Audio Pervert and Hashback Hashish -with the support roster of REProduce Artists, Vital Agency and littlei Kolkata. 

This unique 8-track compilation is the new index of exchange between alternative currents of the distant yet contrasting Sino-Indian electronic music cultures. The compilation cuts across genres, styles and tastes with the combined efforts of a gamut of emerging artists - Featuring Hybrid Protokol, 5volts from Kolkata, Hashback Hashish, Jamblu from New Delhi, _RHL from Bangalore and on the China side - From Beijing (Nara, Menghan), and from Changchun (JFI). 



Synth Farm

 A three day interactive workshop for and by musicians who attempt to demystify the various building blocks of Synthesis, Ableton Live and How to Perform Live Electronic Music - Synth Farm was witness to a spectrum of musicians, emerging DJs, studio hacks, synth freaks and sound designers - In discussion, full of questions and exploring the building blocks of electronic music and synthesis through specific sessions. Fairly 'open' in India, the event was it's first kind set up by Varun Desai [Little I / Yidam ] at a completely DIY (inexpensive) level. 

The first edition [ 4/5/6 December ] saw 8 participants, 3 mentors, 2 cooks, 2 dogs and a vast collection of synthesizers, samplers and audio processors wired up. Approximately 25  hours of electronic sounds, music, experiments and several discussions were archived.

STUDIO #1 / The Science by Da Saz
STUDIO # 2 / The Jam & Record with Mr. 5 volts
STUDIO # 3 / Ableton Live with Audio Pervert

Read the complete project info -

Next Synth-Farm [ to be announced ]

Pressed Over The Edge

"We have a problem. Music industry, media and fans celebrating it all the time, but actually is just ancient hype : the record"
The absurdity of success in a century of digital totality is the one of Vinyl. Not only did it make a come back along the endless waves of eclectic and electronic music - it has now become the praise [if not prize] of the record industry. Within the art and process of vinyl the voices speak out for independence and regional success stories - While the electronic music world steadily and almost unanimously vouches towards the superior sound quality of vinyl. The demand for records [old and new] actually surged within the last decade, inside and inspite the downgraded mass universe of mp3, i-tunes and youtube ! Clearly looked down by many boutique manufacturers at the rising " mechanization of 3 records-a-minute machines with self packing jackets " - The record industry and it's greedy intentions aside, Vinyl and records are here to play. Hopefully forever, in forms yet seen & heard.


Shot on Palolem beach, south Goa, Dilaxatron is the third video from the self-titled debut of Core. A serene and tranquil mood manifested within the sound and images. Released in Switzerland earlier this year, the complete album features 10 songs and 3 videos yet. Curated by Real Network, Core is the first Indo-Swiss electronic music act to serve an unique new venture.  Dilaxatron is shot and edited by POL Sinus [ ]

Bombay Black Hole

B O M B A Y  B L A C K  H O L E 
The original crew of Bombay Black (1999-2001) presents BOMBAY BLACK HOLE - The Super-group album, remixes and a live tour. The new indie 'order' and album is out January 2016 - followed by a multi-city, hyper-genre tour. Stay tuned ! Bombay Black is back on the attack ! Sparking off a stellar line up of producers and key instrumentalists, Bombay Black Hole is a siren in the scene !!

#Line Up

'HEADSTOCK' Paresh Kamath [ Guitarist, Ruff Poet, Hypnotribe, Kailash Kher ]

'FUNC' Randolf Correia [ Guitarist, Producer, Shaair & Func, Pentagram, Func International ]

'AUDIO PERVERT' Samrat B [ Producer, Teddy Boy Kill, Synth Freak, DJ ]

'DARK CIRCLE FACTORY' Lindsay DMello [ Producer, Composer, Drummer ]

'INDUSTRY' Abhijit Nalani [ Producer, Composer, Hit-Maker ]

'TYRONE_DI_OXIDE' Tyrone Fernandes [ Guitarist, Sound Engineer, FOH Live ]

'BASS CAVE' Jaideep [ Composer, Bass Player ]

'NORTHFACE' Vibhas Rahul [ Percussionist, Drummer, Grooverider ]

'KITE' Naresh Kamath [ Bass Player, Tech-Nerd, Singer ]

B O M B A Y B L A C K H O L E [ art by blacktv.word 2015 ]

Core : debut album

CORE - Debut Album by POL - Da Saz - Audio Pervert. " a trio searching the  synchronous, live and totally unpredictable moments of electronic music - exploring the vast possibilities of modular and analog synthesis "  Recorded over 5 days in Bottens, Switzerland. Produced by Audio Pervert, Da Saz and POL / Mixed by Da Saz + Alta-Voix ESP.

  • A first time record of Indo-Swiss Electronic Music. Music as Protoculture. Curated by Real Networks. 
    Release date - October 2015. Format - Digital HI-REZ/ ONLINE / FREE DOWNLOAD - Curated by Real Networks Artist Collective - 2015.

The Psychedelight India Tour

Planete MarsReal Networks and Gate Crash present a brand new Indo-Swiss cultural synergy via contemporary music. Performing live in New Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai and Bangalore, Mahadev Cometo - The Psychedelight India Tour 2015 happens to be a stunning audio visual experience. An artistic presence that surpasses the boundaries of classical as well as electronic forms - the essence of the Pyschedelight Experience’.

The band consists of Mahadev Cometo (Alain Monod) on Sitar - emerging tabla player Rajneesh Tiwari from Varanasi - Visual artist Jean Louis Gafner with his penchant ‘psychedelic’ ‘ live art ’ and POL engineering live electronic beats and synthesizers.

synthesis is life

Bombay Black !

Bombay Black presents a Super Group Album, videos, re-mixes and a Live Tour. December 2015 onwards ! The original, double edged crew of Bombay Black is back  with a blast of sounds and songs : The new 'indie' order ! featuring a stellar Indian line up of musicians, instrumentalists, singers and producers. Re-sounding in forms unheard - beaming from the suburbia - breaking into the current hiatus and vanguards of mainstream Mumbai !

  • London Based WEIRDCORE is represented globally by PRETTY BIRD - A fresh armada of digital design - unabashed distorted and contrasting imagery
  • Weirdcore is a radical minimal design agency based out of Los Angeles and London : Past clients include MIA, Tame Impala, Gwen Stefani, Dazed and Creators Project.


Core - New collective of electronic music, promoting alternate digital audio-visual culture from Switzerland and India. Core is the self_titled debut  album featuring POL Sinus, Audio Pervert and Da Saz - The project aims to enhance and challenge existing norms of Electronic Music. Based on Live Synthesis and Generative Sound, Core is a vibrant audio-visual journey, much outside the commercial (and mundane) realms of EDM. Produced by Audio Pervert, Da Saz and POL [ Recorded in Bottens Lausanne - August 2015 ] Mixed by Lionel-D [CH] + Alta-Voix [ESP] -  Complete album of 9 songs out in October 2015 . Curated and Funded by REAL NETWORKS Inc. - Further Supported by C.A.S + :


More info :


声音是未来形式的真生活 :

The Album has been composed and recorded live using an array of modular and analog synthesizers + hardware sequencer. Recorded at Da Saz Sound Lab in 2015 - Mixed by Audio Pervert RISK Vs. Reward New Delhi. Produced by Da Saz & Audio Pervert.

Generative music is an experimental psychological audio adventure of Lionel Dentan and SamratB. Build on the concept of C3 - control + chance + change on Synthesizers via voltage and the signal continuum. Generative Music is a proto-type attempt to disembark from known forms of electronic music into the unknown and spontaneous possibilities of sound and it's effect on the mind. A series of synthesis engines and aural environments. Silence is important for such an experience ... 

A product of Indo-Swiss collaboration. 2015. Funded and Conceptualized by Real Networks : 2015.


Animal Farm

What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream ?
If you’ve read George Orwell’s Animal Farm which he wrote in the mid-1940s, it was a satire on the Soviet Union, a totalitarian state. It was a big hit. Everybody loved it. Turns out he wrote an introduction to Animal Farm which was suppressed by various concerned and governing people in the UK. It only appeared 30 years later. Someone had found it in his papers. The introduction to Animal Farm was about "Literary Censorship in England" and what it says is that obviously this book is ridiculing the Soviet Union and its totalitarian structure. But he said England is not all that different. As today almost all parts of the world are. A totalitarian scheme lead by devious incorrect media and journalism.

photo by Carlos Fancellu - Barrio De Carmen, Valencia. Spain.

Exploring Instability !

The article was originally published at - A part  of short features representing electronic musicians exploring synthesis and sound-art in India.

"Electronic sound devices are far less restricted and adverse to absolute pitch and timbre "

A revolution is on its way, changing the way music and sound can be imagined in the near future" : a prophetic comment made by Pierre Schaeaffer (French sound theorist and music concrete visionary) way back in 1972. " Why does electronic and orchestral music have to be restricted and enslaved to a repeating constant : that of pitch and tempo ? Can you imagine music with tempi ?(constantly changing tempo) " A question posed by Karlheinz Stockhausen (German composer and electronic music pioneer ) in a letter titled " Advice to Clever Children " - Wire Magazine 1995. Stockhausen, Schaeffer, Steve Reich, John Cage and a host of other modernists (dealing in the future of sound and music in the 60s and 70s) were challenging the principle of stable musical instruments and further demystifying the universe of frequency manipulation. This exploration into uncharted and unheard of sounds would lead to modular synthesis and the magic of controlled chance ...

Decades later, as music synthesis would become an art in itself, reshaping again and again from a state of 'medusa' cables running for miles into a universe of modular, subtractive, additive, fm, modeling, virtual and wavetable synthesizers. The future visions had surely manifested itself a thousand times in virtual and real ways, without doubt. Thousands of musicians got sucked into the endless highway of the sound and unsound. Across the world, synthesis of one sort or another accounts for 90% of what we hear in terms of sound and music. Yet within this 90% enormity of homogenized and industrial electronic sounds, beats, chords, styles, trends and techniques, is a tiny presence, a fringe group of artists who continue to push aside the boundaries of absolute pitch and tempo. Kicking the technological curve to produce what we can't imagine yet. Always trying to break the pattern, committed to states of glitch and chance, exploring the 'un'quantized and chaotic effects of sound creation. Effecting the human psych with a medium which is amorphous and androgynous.

" I am exploring instability. Searching the 'other' side of the sound spectrum. Where most composers usually don't dwell or even reach " comments Lionel Dentan when asked what his vision of electronic music and sound is all about. " Over time I have acquired an acute likeness for music outside the standard methods of creation and consumption. With modular synthesizers the journey of sound has turned unlimited and the aural possibilities infinite ". 16 years now living in India, and having traversed a decade of Indian classical music on the Sitar ( under tutelage of Late Ustad Sattar Bhai - Bangladesh ), Lionel has produced many projects exploring sounds of electronic and acoustic nature, from various countries and cultures. Growing up listening to punk and jazz, Lionel did not foresee his vast musical journey from Switzerland to India. In 2008, Jet Lag (a post-modern sufi pop project) produced by Lionel and David Scufari featuring an international cast of musicians was released by Phat Phish Records, Mumbai. 

Background 2004 - 2012 : With his wife Namrata Pamnani, an emerging Kathak dancer and choreographer, Lionel has co-created dance based performances, applying electronic sound upon movement art.  Lionel and Ish (Edgecut / Sound Reason) have produced a host of recordings experimenting with concepts of tone, noise and glitch. Several of these compositions have been featured in the Sound Reason Compilation (Volume 1 & 2) produced by Ish in association with Sarai, Goethe Institut and Khoj : This collaboration has further expanded gradually with an international faculty of sound artists / groups such as Rastar Noton and Eisentanz  from Germany and Andy Guhl from Switzerland. His extensive participation in the CeC (Carninal of E Creativity) has lead to discovering circuit bent gadgets and his initial foray into D.I.Y synth building ethics. Captain Dubroshniev, another avatar of Lionel featuring the multi instrumentalist Gena Lavrentiev from Moscow is about ambient, melodic and deep frequency manipulated passages. " We tried to imagine the inside of a submarine, stuck in the Aral Sea. The captain exiled, alone in his cabin with some synthesizers .. for life. 

His early exploits into synthesis were ad-hoc. Extended improvisations using digital and virtual sources merging with acoustic instruments and effects. Taking live jabs at synthesizers and drum machines along-with his cohort Audio Pervert resulted in " some far out, near mad sound parties at my house " Lionel recounts earlier recording and jam sessions circa 2006 till 08, and the involved 'audio bonhomie' with synthesizers and like minded friends. "We would create bizarre and evolving sound atmospheres. Patching in as many instruments one could… I was not really interested in making 'safe' dance music just because I had gotten a Roland TR606 or the SH101 or even have to quantize my beats to any constant tempo. I discovered CV and the analog synthesizer signal blew my head off. The improvisation jams would go on for 6 to 8 hours. Leaving us empty and quiet in the head, the next day ". Over time, Lionel acquired an array of monophonic synthesizers and boutique sound devices as his main weapons of sound and noise. As contrasting to his understanding of synthesis, his exploration into middle-eastern music structures and instruments ( Saaz, Rabaab and Ud) is a vital link to his dual east-west mindset. On lazy days he would play a bit of jazz and blues on the guitar as well. Yet, Lionel remains rather reticent about his musical journey and the accolades within.

Q. Tell us a bit about the analog sound and modular synthesizers ?
A. Most people might not care one way or another. Yet analog devices and synthesizers
sound way better, warmer or even crazier than virtual or number crunching models of
synthesis. I have spend years in virtual or digital synthesis and that is all fine to a point.
Yet analog synthesizers and their sound sculpting capabilities remain esoteric and special
due to the intricacies of each manufacturer and the hardware which gives certain synths a signature sound. The reason 'acid heads' go wow when they hear a typical 303 bass squelch. As for the modular systems, it is the final frontier of synthesis. An open system where individual units such as oscillators, filters, ADSR shapers, matrix sequencers, effects, sampling delays etc. can be routed and patched in any logical progression. The signal flow in modular systems is infinite in terms of modulation and dynamic control. An universe in there [pointing to his modular rack]. You decide everything in there … Within minutes a given atmosphere can evolve into something unimaginable. There are many good virtual modular synths such as the Nord Virtual and the N.I. Reaktor, for one to learn the basics building blocks for all kinds of synthesis. Though its easy to understand why the 'working musician' or even the emerging 'EDM jock' don't care about modular or analog synthesis, as it takes a while to get musically 'useful' results from such open synthesis. There are no presets to dial in and get instant gratification. Guess that is why it is mostly reserved in nerdy, academic or audiophile circles. Though, off late I do see a clear trend in many younger electronic musicians who want to experiment and use analog synthesizers.

Q. Tell us about your approach to playing live ?
A. It has changed a lot over the years. I made many changes in my set-up bit by bit. I prefer to use my modular systems ( Make Noise or Intellijel ) as my principle instrument for extended and experimental performances. I do like using drum machines and monophonic synths (such as the Korg Volcas and Roland SH101) for acid-house and techno inspired sets. My favorite piece of 'ambience and dub' making device is the Moog delay which is a part of my arsenal on most live performances. On more ambient and obscure sound settings I prefer using some of the boutique sound toys such as the Buddha Machine, VTOL and the Leploop. I really dig the circuit bent Gameboy along-with the modified Casio SK1 for  glitchy, noisy brain-feeder type of music. The semi modular systems such as the Doepfer Dark Energy and the Epoch are reserved for more harsher and deep bass frequencies, sometimes made even worse with the use old guitar pedals ( the infamous RAT distortion ).

Discog 2007 - 2012


Pierre Schaeaffer
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Advice to Clever Children!