Mahajanaka is based around sampled loops of performances by the Thai pop band the Krajidrid Band, performing piphat musical repertoire under the direction of composer and producer Pradit Saengkrai, recorded with engineer Kijjasak Triyanond at Pollen Sound Studios in Bangkok. The recording session took place during Sebastian’s British Council/Arts Council England funded research trip to Thailand in May 2016.
released April 23, 2018
Mahajanaka features keyboard parts performed by Sebastian’s long time musical collaborator Jody Prewett, formerly of Trophy Wife. It was mixed with Mike Bannard at The Aviary in Oxford and the whole EP was mastered by Lupo at Calyx in Berlin.
The remixes were produced by Colombian producer Atlasov and UK producer Emseatee and the live performance of Mahajanaka is by Sebastian Reynolds with the ensemble that he collaborates with, Solo Collective, featuring Erased Tapes cellist Anne Müller and German violinist and producer Alex Stolze, plus Mike Bannard on guitar.
Many thanks to Nonostar Records for their support with this release.