Anil Sebastian is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist producing some of the most unique and other-wordly music to emerge from the UK in recent years.
Having released his debut album “Mesonoxian”, co-produced by Ingmar Kamalagharan and Cherif Hashizume (Jon Hopkins, Brian Eno, David Byrne) in late 2016, collecting support on the way from i-D, Stereogum, Clash and Line of Best Fit online as well as radio support across Radio 2, 3, 6Music, BBC London and the Asian Network, the album campaign culminated in a sold out show at London’s legendary ICA.
“A gorgeous listen from start to finish...brave at every turn” Album Review, Line of Best Fit
Since then Anil has immersed himself once again in the creative process, contributing three co-writes/features to the forthcoming album from legendary producer Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Imogen Heap, Robyn) - out this year via Mercury KX, taking on several bespoke commissions for sync (for brands Coloro and sync-house Ascential), contributing choral arrangements to hotly tipped BMG signee Nakhane’s debut album and co-writing tracks for The Cinematic Orchestra side-project Hunrosa, released via Wah Wah 45.
Already a familiar face to many in the industry as founder and director of the legendary London Contemporary Voices Choir, Anil’s work has seen him regularly working on arrangements for and appearing alongside the likes of Alt-J, Imogen Heap, Eska, Laura Mvula and U2.
More recently, Sebastian was awarded Momentum Funding by PRS to create a short film with an accompanying EP. The resulting film, Daffodil, due for release this summer, is a surreal examination of the moral implications of artificial intelligence through the lens of Anil’s imagination. Beautiful animation is paired seamlessly with film and archive footage with Sebastian’s music providing the perfect backdrop and primary narrative to this beautiful piece of cinema.
The film’s subject matter is no stab in the dark either, considering the personnel involved in its creation. Anil has a degree in Physics & Philosophy and his brother Ingmar, also co-producer and live drummer, works part-time at the UK Space Agency, whilst co-producer and long-time collaborator Cherif Hashizume is at the forefront of music technology in the UK developing interactive music installations, innovative software patches and utilising machine-learning in several projects. Together, they come from a position of authority to explore the issues surrounding the technology that will, one day soon, be a big part of day to day life for us all.
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