London born, Manchester based Vocal Sculptor, Human Beatboxer, DJ, Sound and Visual artist Jason Singh is one of the UK’s brightest talents. His ability to work across creative disciplines including sound, music, dance, visual and textiles has earned him an international reputation for creating innovative and exciting work. Using just his voice and a range of samplers, he creates deep atmospheric soundscapes, ambient textures and dance floor music, all live and improvised. His collaborations include Nitin Sawhney, Susheela Raman, Seb Rochford (Polar Bear) and Matthew Halsall.
His first solo album ‘The Soul’s Reward’ is an experimental ambient affair which is influenced and inspired by eastern mysticism, minimalism, nature and meditation. Musically he also draws on his influences of Brian Eno, Aphex Twin and Susumu Yokota.
The album contains seven compositions, each recorded in one take and opens with the title track ‘The Soul’s Reward’, a ten minute journey inspired by the sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan who taught that inspiration is the soul’s reward. Each track moves through a range of vocally created moods and textures from the dark and melancholy to the calming and ethereal. The final track, ‘Covehithe’, was created on the 11/03/11, the day of the Japan Tsunami and his visit to Covehithe in Suffolk. The piece was realised after seeing the images of destruction caused by the indiscriminate rage of nature on Japan’s eastern coast whilst on the same day experiencing the beauty, serenity and calmness of the sea at Covehithe Beach.