SITARSONIC is a fusion project of Electronica & Sitar. It is led by Paco Rodriguez who started learning sitar in 1994, in Varanasi (India), from the late Dr Raj Bhan Singh. The Electronica is Chill out & Dub co-produced with Ethnicalvibes.
SITARSONIC has 3 bases…Anjuna (Goa/India), december to march, Matala (Crete/Greece) and Festes & St Andre (Pyrenees/France)
Following the sun in a « Never Ending Tour » the project is sustaining Paco in his nomadic life.
LIVE: Paco performs alone, playing Sitar, operating computer & FX, eventually singing. Sitarsonic invites sometimes guest musicians or co-producer Sam Lfo from Ethnicalvibes to join.
The show can include some video art from D-light (Barcelona).Sitarsonic works also with Tribal fusion dancers, everytime it is possible…
SITARSONIC have a famous “Godfather” the music producer & film maker Duncan Bridgeman (One Giant Leap, Hecho en Mexico…). He recorded, in 1999, the first four tracks of the project, during a week-end in the french Pyrennees, where Paco was living in a Buddhist community. In 2000, Paco started working with Thierry Sabir recently met in his hometown, Bordeaux. This duo became SITARSONIC and a very creative period started, 3 Cds were produced: « Sitarsonic » in 2000 (includes Duncan,s four tracks), « Pharmakon » in 2003 & « Ethnoticus » in 2004, the next year Artpop (Bordeaux), released a compilation of the 3 : « Aditronix » (2005), a serie of concerts in France followed.
The same year Paco moved to Goa (India) and started his ethnofusion project KUNDALINI AIRPORT, which has been since, very active performing around 50 concerts a year and releasing 9 cds in 10 years ! So for some time, SITARSONIC did slow down and only two “Best of” were released: « Sitardust » in 2006, and « Museland » in 2008.
In 2010 the project became « solo » and new collaborations with Ethnicalvibes & Newom started, both prolific and very creative, allowing the release of “Indus Reverb” 2010, « Tomorrow never comes » in 2013, and « Unidos » 2014.
December 2016 a new collaboration with Ethnicalvibes has just have been released « Radio Mantra » with the mystic singer Sihanama as guest on 4 tracks.
May Peace, Peace and Peace be everywhere.
Discography: Sitarsonic records (auto-production): 2000 Sitarsonic, 2003 Pharmakon, 2004 Ethnonicus, 2005 Aditronix(Artpop), 2006 Sitardust, 2008 Museland, 2010 Indus Reverb, 2013 Tomorrow Never Comes, 2014 Unidos, 2015 Chillin’ Around (box 5 Cds), 2016 Radio Mantra & Chillin Around 2 (box 5 cds) .
La rencontre entre l’énergie électrique des musiques amplifiées, et la profondeur du chant indien de Parveen Sabrina Khan.
Une guitare électrique s’énerve, la clarinette basse crie accompagnée d’un violon fou furieux et d’une batterie qui pulse comme un énorme cœur. Puis une voix s’élève, vibrante, cristalline, et avec elle, tout l’imaginaire de l’Inde.
– ηirmāaṇ – S’affranchit des frontières des genres, entre rock alternatif, musique classique indienne et pop.
Electrisant et innovant.