Two years have passed since “Tregua”, Petit Singe’s debut on Haunter Records. A key moment for both the label and the artist, it represented Hazina Francia’s move out of the shadows, introducing her unconventional taste for hybridization. Unnumerable gigs and experiences later, Francia’s vision and artistic capability have grown richer and broader, leading her to new path. The 5 tracks that compose “Akash Ganga” are here to testify an unresting spiritual investigation. They construct a sonic scenario that brings her mix of post-club sensibilities, and reminiscences of her native India directly into space, injecting her tabla-led polyrhythms with cinematic sound design. Francia’s talent for gracious meditative moments is here constantly mutating into unprecedented heavier tones, letting the moments of melodic reverie and those of sheer percussive intensity strengthen each other. All this elements fuel the impressionistic narrative Francia has decided to arrange: mixing elements of her personal biography (like naming one of the tracks after the date her foster parents brought her to Italy from Bengala) with fragments from the history of digital experiences and elements of her eastern heritage. This allowes her to use music as a mean to explore themes of personal and cultural identity, as well as technological evolution and gender.
released April 28, 2017
Written, produced and recorded by Hazina Francia. Mixed by Matthias Girardi. Mastered & cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. Printed by Optimal.