Experimental composer Roopam Garg launches Dark

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Experimental composer and guitarist Roopam Garg has launched a new project Dark. You can watch a video of the track’s highly experimental frenetic section of current release Empty Phenomena, which gives a taster of his inventive and experimental approach to the instrument.

“I want my music to integrate with conscious experience,' explains Garg. "I want the music to almost disappear and permeate the environment.” 

Garg first came to the music world's attention as a Berklee graduate releasing music as The Surrealist. He's also joined the exclusive group of virtuoso guitarists endorsed by Tosin Abasi's (Animals As Leaders) Abasi Concepts guitar company. 

The current plan for Dark is to release a track a month, leading up to a full album in 2021.

"The music of Dark is less about harmonic content and more about experience." he explains. "It serves as a lens in which to look at the world through - to change one’s relationship with the internal and external."

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.