Arjun Vagale – Exit Fragments


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Arjun Vagale


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In 1969, astronauts on NASA’s Apollo 10 mission heard sounds they later described as “outerspace type music” while orbiting the far side of moon. Astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission also heard similar sounds, though they never publicly discussed what they had heard. Those recordings remained largely buried until recently, when they were finally declassified. Many theories and speculations arose as to their origin, but no conclusive explanation has ever been presented.

Do the recordings from the dark side of the moon have a story to tell? The sounds bear an uncanny similarity to that of a ring modulator and electronic instruments in general. If we were able to explore the roots of the mysterious sounds, might we discover a form of communication emanating from outer space?

At a time when our planet is plagued by a deadly virus, climate change and natural disasters, mentions of ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ have again re-emerged. Increasingly frequent accounts of unexplained objects that seem to defy the laws of physics have been openly discussed – even by the mainstream media.

Could our curiosity as a species to travel deeper into outer space be the reason behind these sightings? Or, with our current technological advancements, are we on the cusp of the greatest discovery mankind has ever made? Is it possible that synthesised music will be our means of communication?

As we exit the fragments of earth, perhaps electronic music truly is the language of the future.

Sonically exploring these notions and questions is the inspiration behind Arjun Vagale’s first concept album, ‘Exit Fragments’, exclusively for The Escape Velocity on AXIS Records.

Credits:  Written and produced by Arjun Vagale, Mastered by João Rodrigues at Tema Mastering,  Artwork by Aniruddh Mehta at Studio Bigfat

Arjun Vagale:

Widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of techno in India, Arjun Vagale continues to steer the course of the country’s underground electronic movement. Known for his intense, driven and raw sound, Arjun is one of the most prolific artists to come out of Asia.
His productions on labels like Planet Rhythm, Drumcode, Tronic, and his own ODD Recordings and AsymetriK, have had massive global reach. Receiving numerous awards and named one of “Asia’s finest underground music exports,” Arjun is an artist, DJ, producer, live act, label owner, radio show host, and all-round music entrepreneur. Over his career of 20+ years, he has travelled the world, playing for Awakenings, Boiler Room, DGTL and Sonar. He has risen to the forefront for the quality and depth of his productions and DJ / live sets, while always staying true to his roots.

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Data size (full album):  44.1kHz 24bit wav:  approx 707MB  /  mp3:  approx 107MB