Jimmy Rage, Sarod by Avi and Budha Building

Notes on a Native Sun

This ep is a collaboration between Jimmy Rage, Sarod by Avi and Budha Building. All tracks are live recorded.

Femi Dawkins aka Jimmy Rage

Femi Ariel Dawkins was born in St Catherine - Jamaica in 1966. He has lived in the Caribbean, New York, San Fransico, London and Los Angeles. He now lives and works in Amsterdam, and has shown his work in Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Madrid and Brazil. He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is presented in a variety of contexts, from museums and galleries to public spaces, fashion shows and concerts.

Sarod by Avi

It’s Avi’s mission now to keep the name of his Guru alive and share his music with the world.

Avi Kishna is an Indian classical musician, producer and coach, armed with enthusiasm, positivity and diversity.

He is co-founder of Imperceptible Art, setting up projects for and with a wide variety of artists. As both musician and producer he exclusively works for Imperceptible Art. As musician his main instrument is the sarod.

His music is known for very intuitive melodies combined with splendid technique, that show off his talent and virtuosity. He can instantly catch the mood of the moment and take you into his own world.

Sarod is one of the most popular Indian Classical stringed instruments (lute). Avi got his training in Indian Classical Music from his Guru; late Sri Koustuv Ray, an Indian musical virtuoso who recently passed away.

Budha Building is the brainchild of talented artist Hans Timmermans - a visionary creative who has spent the last 25 years creating edgy and diverse music with a truly unique feel. His sound is surprisingly diverse and incredibly appealing, combining powerful western influences with innovative electronic sounds and ethnic music, reflecting the artist’s international background.

Although based in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Hans was searching for his identity, and discovered he his ties to Indonesian heritage, which really allowed him to experiment with a peculiar combination of eastern influences and western music production values and aesthetics.

Throughout the span of his eclectic career, Budha Building has been performing internationally, developing a unique approach to ethno/ambient electronic music with a truly personable feel. Hans has a very “visual” modus operandi, leading to a very cinematic tones that might remind listeners of some exciting and diverse soundtrack work. The music is purely instrumental, with a very relaxing vibe. While his recordings are often considered lush and detailed, his live shows are more unpredictable and exciting, often greatly engaging the crowd, highlighting the key interactions between the musicians on stage and the audience on the floor.


released March 22, 2018