sialia (EP)
Released July, 2021
Genres: Alternative Rock, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Ambient
Languages: English, Hindi
Listen/Buy via Bandcamp

"What they do here in creating a sonic bridge from the indie alt rock world of the US to that of India is unlike anything I have experienced before, so to call it unique is a drastic understatement."
Synic Spins

ज़िंदगी कुछ प्यासी है, जीने की आस जागी है
this life is a little thirsty, yearning to stay alive

The collection of songs on sialia traverses diverse sonic universes progressively. Combining live instrumentation with synthesized electronic and organic ambient sounds, the EP broadly represents the genres of alternative rock, dream pop, electronica and ambient music.

Unlike Minaxi’s previous body of work, sialia does not have an inherent concept; what ties the songs together despite the fluidity of genres is the unifying emotion—the one which drives the themes of love, detachment, self-ascension and nostalgia; the one which is delivered bilingually through the voices of Shrenik Ganatra and Liam Christian, intensified by Steve Carlin’s drumming and supported by guest musicians Milan Ganatra and Luke Santy; the one which beckons the band’s evolution into the forthcoming body of work.

Track Listing

︎ Violet
︎ Barsaate (feat. Milan Ganatra)
︎ I Know Where You Go When You Sleep
︎ B–Drel Remix
︎ This Town
︎ Violet–LUKEINTERNET Remix
︎ Barsaate–Downtempo Version


Original music composed and performed by Minaxi.
All songs, sans "B", written by Shrenik Ganatra.
"B" written and remixed by Liam Christian

Produced by Patrick Hunt and Minaxi.
Mixed by Patrick Hunt.

Drums for "Violet" and "I Know Where You Go When You Sleep" engineered and recorded by Todd Carder at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn.

Guitars, Bass, Tabla and Vocals engineered and recorded by Shrenik Ganatra.
Vocals for "B" engineered and recorded by Liam Christian.

Drums by Steve Carlin.
Guitars, vocals and electronics by Liam Christian.
Guitars, bass, vocals and electronics by Shrenik Ganatra.

Tabla on "Barsaate" by Milan Ganatra
"Violet" remixed by Luke Santy aka LUKEINTERNET

Concept, design and creative direction by Shrenik Ganatra.

©℗2021 Minaxi.