TN:28 Nitin Sawhney

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By In The Woods

TN:28 Nitin Sawhney

Wednesday, 6 November

In this episode John heads to the Dairy studios to talk with composer/musician/producer Nitin Sawhney about how he recorded and produced the album Beyond Skin. 

In celebration of 20 years since its release, Nitin dusts off the original Logic 4 sessions and gives a fascinating account of how this classic album, most of which was recorded in his bedroom in Tooting, was brought to life. 

We not only get to hear some of the tracks broken down in detail but are also treated to live demonstrations of some of the traditional Indian compositional techniques used throughout the album. 

Listen to find out why an sm58 is pretty much all you need to record an album, how those mind boggling vocals in The Conference were created, and why Nitin’s guitar is his favourite piece of kit. 

Tracks discussed: Homelands, Serpents, Immigrant, Letting Go, The Conference


Listen to 'Beyond Skin' here.

'Beyond Skin' - Outcaste Records Ltd



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