Don’t bogart that hookah, brah. It’s totally bad karma. Puff, puff, pass, you know? Atta boy. Now, while your hands are free, do me a solid and push play on that new Bhajan Bhoy album. No, he’s not some Indian dance-pop rapper. He’s actually a freaky guitarist from Holland. No, seriously. But trust me: You spin this psychedelic raga-roll monster under the right (cough, cough) conditions, you’ll be seeing Nirvana. No, dude, not the band; the place. And you’ll need to get that third eye open wide, since you’ll probably want to use the other two to peep all of his colourful, way-crazy videos. Now please tell me you got some chutney-flavoured Doritos around here, dude.
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Bhajan Bhoy is Ajay Saggar, a musical maverick who has spread his wings over many projects in the last 30 years (King Champion Sounds + Deutsche Ashram being his current projects), consistently releasing highly acclaimed albums and touring hard, but releases his first solo album in 2020. Bless Bless is the fruition of months of Ajay locking himself up in his studio and working days and nights to make this wondrous and beautiful album filled with kosmische guitar psych magick / sonic raga trips / melodic mantras / esoteric electronica that thrill and elevate the listener to a higher sonic plain. The music reaches out to the stars in the same vein if Popol Vuh jammed with John Fahey, Terry Riley, and Robin Guthrie, to produce a beautiful soundscape in which the listener can sink into and float downstream. During 2019 he played several highly well received solo shows (including Le Guess Who? festival and also opening for J Mascis) to bring his musical message to the public.”