Cajita: Broken Glass
“I met a Mexican girl when I lived in France and she started calling me Cajita. It’s Spanish for ‘little box.’ She said that she called me that because every time she met me she found out something new about me, like a little box full of interesting things.”
There is an intelligence to the music of Cajita that captures a full organic feeling without sacrificing the precise production style of Jay Chakravorty. The unique synergy of analog synths and electronica-style sampling, coupled with acoustic songwriting and minimalist orchestration produces both warmth and frailty in abundance.
The list of instruments played on Cajita’s newest album Tiny Ghosts is as long as it is diverse; including synths, banjos, clarinets and glockenspiels. Stage performances consist of live-looping via three sequentially-linked loop pedals. After a period of time with laptops and synthesizers, Chakravorty found a way to perform with acoustic instruments, thus furthering his unmatchable presence and interaction with the audience. The giant sound of Cajita comes from Chakravorty’s home-studio in his flat in London. In most professional studios, there is a divide between technician, musician, and producer, but Chakravorty likes to do everything himself, including setting up mics, playing the instruments and producing the tracks.
Cajita’s new album Tiny Ghosts releases on April 22, 2014 in the US.
[via Green Light Go]