The indie-electronica band, Searomantics took shape in the summer of 2016. Priyanuj, who has been a member of an almost-defunct black metal band, ‘Abhishapta Samadhi’ wanted to channelize his new found love for electronica through music. As he was on the verge of completing a couple of tracks, the music creation process took an interesting turn when he called up his high school friend, Aru Tisso to collaborate with him. The two friends started arranging compositions and melodies for their debut EP with Priyanuj on the vocals, synths and production and Aru on the synths. Their project expanded into a complete band after Manash Saikia joined them on guitars and bass and Nong Eh Teron on drums in the month of May, 2017.
Comfort Me Tonight, their first single as a band, is a magical orchestration of dystopian riffs and melodic flute samples layered with Priyanuj’s angst vocals. It was released last night with a lyrical video capturing the beauty of Guwahati city in the background.
By Mrinal Paul