Anchored by the profoundly heady lyricism of Singaporean poet-performer Deborah Emmanuel, Australian outfit The Ditha Project's moody and groovy confluence of jazz, funk, folk and electronic soul is heaven-sent.
Formed just last year in Brisbane's West End, this promising new band also features the inspiring talents of multi-instrumentalist Luke Johnson, drummer Nicholas Downing and saxophonist Denholm Brockley.
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The quartet's debut album has actually been available on Bandcamp for a couple of weeks now, but The Ditha Project will be officially launching their LP at Queensland hotspot The Bearded Lady on Thursday, 9 February.
Entitled Samudrapuja - which means "offering to the ocean" in Sanskrit - this beaut offers up a fluid eight-track meditation on life, love and the sea.
Traversing waves of downtempo flavours, exquisite instrumentation and vivid verses - The Ditha Project's dulcet maiden voyage will certainly resonate with you for a good long while.
Listen to The Ditha Project's debut LP below.