From the staccato ambiance of ‘Gilgamesh,’ to the spacious boom of ‘Mercurial Mirror’ and closing number ‘Breadcrumbs,’ Raza raises the bar high with an album of cavernous beauty that settles in on the outskirts of jazz, ambient, and experimental music.
Inertia is somewhat of rarity in that it is conceptually unified, but musically diverse. Throughout the record, Raza traverses various interpretations of jazz, from the psychedelic to the ambient, with a lavish dose of exotica. However, in its truest form, Inertia is a folk album. In a broad sense, traditional folk provides cultural insight and lessons without preaching or lecturing, and that is precisely what Raza reinvents throughout the course of the record. Here, Raza is the performer and the audience, and the listener is drawn into her internal village as she wrestles with the collective truths of her past.
From the album Portals & Compasses
Thanks to a grant from Art on the Atlanta Beltline, my friends and I performed a multimedia show entitled “Dandelion’s Voyage.” Set to my original music from Ephemera, First Flight, and some unreleased tunes, 10th Letter created live visual projections, while Sanam Studio Dancers and hula hooper Becky Katz brought the music to life with their original choreography. John Becker captured the performance in photos, which you can see here.
Check out the new video created by 10th Letter for my song “Ganga Hymn”