Welcome to squirrel mail – Anil Sebastian’s mailing list!
For those who are new to me… My name is Anil Kamalagharan. Sebastian is my middle name. I thought I’d make use of it ;). I’m a part German, part Sri Lankan/Malaysian Londoner. ’Anil’ means squirrel in Tamil (அணில்). This mailing list is about my work as a solo artist.
I mostly herd a marauding love army called London Contemporary Voices which I co-founded 5 years ago. We’ve had beautiful times with people like Imogen Heap, Guy Sigsworth, Manu Delago, Alt-J, Phoria, Sam Smith, Gwilym Gold, Basement Jaxx, Laura Mvula and at stuff like Burberry fashion shows. Here’s a song I arranged for Mahogany…
Amber Run ft London Contemporary Voices arr. Anil Sebastian
Mesonoxian – Casual Psychotic – Human
My first solo album Mesonoxian is actually finished! It will be out in September… before that happens….
Casual Psychotic has made an incredible two-part animated film we called Hiraeth which will accompany my first two singles Human & Living (July!).
To do all this… Ings and I set up Relative State Records – our home – … we named it after Hugh Everett III’s Relative State interpretation of Quantum Mechanics – because we’re massive geeks with physics degrees.
Me and Ings – fishing pixies
Drumheart (Draw a Line) – Manu Delago
If you’re new to me and are wondering what I sound like, I wrote a little part of Manu Delago’s last album ‘Silver Kobalt’ – somewhere in the tiny gaps between him touring with Bjork and Anoushka Shankar. We shot this together in Austria last year.
Manu Delago ft Anil Sebastian – Drumheart
As well as Mesonoxian, I’ve been making songs with Guy Sigsworth. He’s done amazing things with Bjork, Frou Frou, Goldie, Britney & Madonna – and for everyone one of those songs there are a dozen incredible piano pieces. It’s a total dream come true. We mostly write songs about physics – – hyper time – love – stuff like that. More on that and everything else soon…