#MusicMondays – ‘Pastels’ by Frame/Frame


It’s not often that you listen to a new track on a quiet Sunday evening and get so taken in by its moody, sexy groove that you have it on loop for hours. That’s exactly what I did last evening when I downloaded Nikhil Kaul aka Frame/Frame’s just released EP, Swimmers.

The lush soundscapes and wistful bass of Pastels instantly drew me in, its reflective mood playing beautifully against the minimal, organic arrangement. And so on a pensive loop I listened, falling deeper and deeper into the ruminative mind of a master mood architect.

Kaul, the 26-year-old Delhi-based electronic producer behind Frame/Frame, has put together a wonderful surprise in the form of his debut EP, which experiments with sonic collages and a wide variety of sample sources to show off an eclectic project full of electro, glitch-hop and post-rock influences.

Swimmers is something that I hope everyone listens to at home, at work, in their car and in the shower. I’ve tried a lot of different things and a lot of personal influences have played different parts in constructing this EP. I can only hope that the only genre that it finally fits into is ‘good music’”. Amen to that!

Give Pastels a listen on Youtube here or download the EP from the artist’s Bandcamp page here.

P.S. While Nikhil is only too happy to let you download the EP for free, I encourage you to show the artist some love and ‘name your price’ to give a little back for his hard work!

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Indie music enthusiast and resident cat lady, Zahra indulges the team with regular Biryani binges as she cues us in on the latest Bollywood gossip. On an average day, you’ll see her tapping away at her laptop, always chasing the next big fashion story.