Sine Painter’s debut EP- URL Utopias will leave you in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic state
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Computer engineer turned music producer Sine Painter is out with his conceptual debut EP - the URL Utopias. The Bangalore-based producer is a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus and has been making genre-breaking and genre-blurring music which has turned ears both in India and abroad.

As the name of the EP suggests, the soundscape has the cyber world at its core. This is undoubtedly Sine Painter's most conceptual and accomplished work.

The EP has four tracks divided into two sections which can be classified into negative and positive. The first tracks of the EP named, - Pt. I and - Pt. II have minimal melodies with rhythmically dependent productions while the last two, + Pt. I and + Pt. II are melodically more intensive with a string of optimism running through them.

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Computer engineer turned music producer Sine Painter is out with his conceptual debut EP - the URL Utopias. The Bangalore-based producer is a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus and has been making genre-breaking and genre-blurring music which has turned ears both in India and abroad.

The tracks itself conjure up images of a digital, desolate wasteland in a dystopian world. The soundscapes can be perceived as cold and bleak but are actually quite emotionally charged and balanced with hope and positivity.
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"The EP is based on the Internet as a place of escape and a comfort zone for myself when I found the world too overwhelming. It's an exploration and celebration of the digital and the cyber, and the possibilities they offer me both as an artist and a person," says Jayanth aka Sine Painter.


The album is the outcome of an exploratory journey he started from the time he was at Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal in 2016.

"My biggest takeaway from the academy was the idea of using music to explore extra-musical narratives, which wasn't something I'd been doing before. URL Utopias is exactly that, from the sounds to the composition to the mix-down to even the artwork and website, everything was made in a way that I felt just fit the entire story and immersed the listener/consumer into that narrative," Jayanth said.

The album is best enjoyed through a special microsite that Sine Painter himself created. It is quite interactive and you can play around with it while listening to the tracks. A complete audio-visual immersive experience.

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Computer engineer turned music producer Sine Painter is out with his conceptual debut EP - the URL Utopias. The Bangalore-based producer is a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus and has been making genre-breaking and genre-blurring music which has turned ears both in India and abroad.

To take the audio-visual act further, Sine Painter will go on a four-city tour as part of promoting his album. He will be playing gigs in Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai where he will play an audio-visual set with the visuals specifically designed for the EP.
Below are the gig details:

Four-city tour and AV set

The Sine Painter will kickstart the URL Utopias tour with a show in Kolkata on May 17, and follow it up with gigs in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. Jayanth will also be playing an AV set that will enhance the experience of these already raw, edgy productions.

Gig details
City: Kolkata
Date: May 17
Day: Wednesday
Venue: Vault
Support act: Coping Strategies & 5volts.
City: Bengaluru
Date: May 19
Day: Friday
Venue: The Humming Tree
Support act: Your Chin & SOULSPACE
City: New Delhi
Date: May 20
Day: Saturday
Venue: Bandstand
Support act: Corridors

City: Mumbai
Date: May 21
Day: Sunday
Venue: The Mumbai Assembly X REProduce Listening Room.

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Computer engineer turned music producer Sine Painter is out with his conceptual debut EP - the URL Utopias. The Bangalore-based producer is a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus and has been making genre-breaking and genre-blurring music which has turned ears both in India and abroad.

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Computer engineer turned music producer Sine Painter is out with his conceptual debut EP - the URL Utopias. The Bangalore-based producer is a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus and has been making genre-breaking and genre-blurring music which has turned ears both in India and abroad.