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Please find attached the press information and links for our new digital EP release ‘Cove' from Iona Lane & Ranjana Ghatak


Cove EP PACKSHOT

PRESS RELEASE


IONA LANE & RANJANA GHATAK - COVE

***NEW DIGITAL EP***

HUD040 - DL released 04/08/23

“A mesmerising collaboration forging new and unexpected musical ground”

- Merlyn Driver

Having first collaborated under big skies and autumnal birdsong at Cove Park during Making Tracks 2022 Iona Lane and Ranjana Ghatak are brought together through their love of singing. Combining music from both of their backgrounds creating a beautiful soup of ethereal goodness.

“The very first time we sat down together to collaborate was quite daunting actually. I think we didn’t quite know what would happen,” explains Iona “But almost immediately I think we both knew it would be something special!”

Known primarily for her songwriting Iona Lane’s music is driven by awe and wonder of the natural world, delivering poetic songs, with subtle musical touches and contemplative melodies. Having released her debut album ‘Hallival’ in 2022 of entirely self-penned material, this project sees another side to Iona, one that branches out into music from the British folk tradition and beyond. Having previously studied under the watchful eye of Nancy Kerr Iona finds herself back in the realms of repertoire that she explored during her studies with the intent of collaboration at the heart.

"Iona feels like a kindred spirit with her gorgeous evocations of landscape and geeky scientific references." - Karine Polwart

Ranjana Ghatak started her learning in the classical and devotional Hindustani vocal traditions in her hometown of London, before continuing her study under the guidance of Maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakabarty from 2000. Ranjana has explored traditional music in addition to juxtaposing the beauty of sacred vocal music with contemporary instrumentation over the last 14 years. Through this project we see Ranjana performing in a way that we have not heard before, stark and poised, collaborating solely with vocals.

"Ranjana’s milky tones wash off over in waves like a lubricated lullaby, gently lulling you into a state of semi-hypnosis." - The Upcoming

Iona Lane - vocals, shruti box

Ranjana Ghatak - vocals

  1. Vaishnava Jana To / Quiet Joys of Brotherhood
  2. 2.Agar Main Panchi Hota / Lark in the Clear Air
  3. Surya Pranam / Let No Man Steal Your Thyme

A huge thank you to Making Tracks, Cove Park, Georgie Pope, SOAS, Heriot Toun, and the team at Hudson Records.

SMART URL LINK - https://hudsonrecords.ffm.to/cove

www.ionalane.com

www.ranjanaghatak.com

Cove EP WAVS & Packshot - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pjozu13uj9skryd/AABe1fC_AJrxliRvcnnVqYbna?dl=0

Label, Artist, Press & RadioEnquiries

Helen Bell - helen@hudsonrecords.co.uk or +44 (0)7748800661



LINKS


Press Release →
Soundcloud Link →
WAV Link →
Packshot →
Artist Photos →
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