AASH MEHTA, Discover Infinity
What does ‘infinity’ mean to you? Chicago-based producer Aash Mehta may help you out with that question with the songs in his new album Discover Infinity, which is a follow up full release to last year’s EP Stardust.
Like its predecessor, Discover Infinity focuses on the softer side of electronica that is full of bigger, special moments. The stories of love, romance and friendship are earnest and appealing to anyone. There is a fine in-house repertory company of male and female vocals within that offer different perspectives in their songs.
To me if you like the stories offered by folks like Above & Beyond and the Alan Parsons Project but enjoy the ear-catching quieter melodies of others like Chet Porter and San Holo, then the music of Aash Mehta is for you. Aash anchors the album with a couple of preceding singles that I wrote about, “Infinite Summers” featuring Lydia Kelly, and “Say Goodnight” featuring the duo of Capelle and Gavin Garris. Lydia and Capelle appear again in other strong songs “Silver Linings” and “Edge Of What We Know” respectively, and the album is punctuated, like a good, progressive electronica album should be, by a few interesting instrumental interludes.
With each release, Aash’s songs and music grow stronger, and I think the adventurous choice on the album is “The Call”, featuring singer Andy Sandrick, which has an ages-old, folky flavour to it which meshes well into the electronic genre. “Running With The Bulls” is a dramatic, eventful instrumental that provides the album’s climax, so to speak. The album finishes with its most thoughtful song, “Equal”, featuring male vocalist Rence, which is your impetus to do something about discovering your own ‘infinity’.
Head over to Aash’s Facebook page where he fills you in on the backstory of each song in Discover Infinity. The album is terrific food for thought with silky melodies that you can dance and sway to, and stories that everyone can embrace. Give a solid listen at the Spotify link below.
Aash Mehta opens up for Elephante on his Glass Mansion tour in Chicago on October 20 at The Bottom Lounge.