I made an album. It’s called “Firstborn” and it is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services. I hope you enjoy it. It’s best listened with headphones and a mindset to go on a journey ;). And it’s FREE. I hope it offers peace and solace in these difficult times.
I’ve heard it’s bad form to preamble your work before it’s consumed. Oh well.
This album’s track listing is constructed as a story, an old school concept album if you will. I won’t give it away but I guess the story of this album is kind of like the story of its making. I started work on this album in 2013 during a difficult time and finished it in 2015; then I shelved it for five years with all my insecurities and fears. 2020 has come around, and with all that it has brought, I decided to dig the album out and give it a listen. In 2020, I can no longer hear the process or the imperfections or remember where some of the sounds or samples came from. Time has made it new. The only thing I hear now is an old version of myself dealing with his insecurities and fears. In song. I owe it to him now to release it into the universe and move on. So, here it is. Maybe you hear yourself in it too.
This album could not be possible without a little help from my friends. Thank you so much @Matthew Rulli, @Rajen Mistry, @Hemant Badya, and @Andrew Nguyen.
Spread the word. Stay safe, stay healthy. And enjoy.
Where can I get it?
It’s available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services everywhere.
You can also download it for FREE off ashishseth.bandcamp.com. DO NOT buy it anywhere if you’re ever prompted to. It’ll always be FREE. Of course, you could also pay what you want when prompted on Bandcamp if you want to support the music.
To stream it on Spotify, click here –> https://open.spotify.com/album/0PhtHXPcnCTXDnLgUI7Pfi?si=Nja2aIU1RPq7d__5SJjrXQ
To stream it on Apple Music, click here –> https://music.apple.com/ca/album/firstborn/1512503602
To listen and/or download MP3 or high-quality WAV files, please go to bandcamp here –> https://ashishseth.bandcamp.com/releases
- Space Opera
- It Just Is
- Aum (featuring Hemant Badya)
- Talk the Walk
- Give Up
- My Own Church
Ashish Seth – samples, synths, guitars, FX, drum machines, concept, production, photography, cover design
Rajen Mistry (backpackstudio) – mastering and additional production
Hemant Badya – lead vocals on “Aum”
Matthew Rulli – backing vocals on “Dreamcatcher”
Andrew Nguyen – additional work on cover design
Kinshuk, Mom, Dad, Abhi, Swati, the whole family, Hemant, Matthew, Andrew, the 905 crew, the Milton Fam, Jessy N (we made some gems that will see the light), all the early listeners, and all the artists who made the music that inspired (and was sampled on) this record.
Electronic –> trip hop, deep house, experimental
Hip Hop –> instrumental hip hop, sample based hip hop, sampledelia
Shoegaze –> Chillwave
Potential Playlists (If you like these on Spotify, you make like this)
- Trip Hop
- Instrumental Study
- Electronic Concentration
- Chilled cow
Thank you for listening,