Chintan Out Now

New Album ‘Chintan’ Out Now!


On this joyful day, I’m pleased to announce the release of my third album, a jugalbandi with Delhi-based Bansuri artist Amit Singhal : CHINTAN – included on the album is my new original song, ‘Jai Love’ – livicated to my music-loving and incredibly supportive wife.

You can listen to Chintan now on BandCamp, hope you enjoy the new music!

You can also listen and buy everywhere digital music is sold, including:

Wishing you and yours the very best,

Joel ‘Veena’ Eisenkramer

Chintan is a jugalbandi (or duet, literally translated as ‘entwined twins’) between Indian slide guitar and the Indian bamboo flute, Bansuri. Joel Veena and Amit Singhal met in 2016 by chance at a sarod concert in Delhi. After several missed connections, they finally sat down to play together in the winter of 2018 in Amit’s home in Chadni Chowk, Old Delhi. They quickly found a brilliant chemistry while playing together, held three days of practice sessions and then headed to Satish Babbar’s Studio to record this album before Joel returned to Mumbai. What has emerged is an exciting, fresh rendition of Raga Bhimpalasi by two young artists exploring their collaborative potential. Also, a recording of Joel Veena’s original song, ‘Jai Love’, often performed at his concerts and now for the first time available on recording.

Despite the quickness with which this album came together, a good many hours were spent in planning their improvisations and how to make an effective recording even without tabla accompaniment. Hence Amit came up with the title ‘Chintan’ or ‘thought and meditation.’

Release date: 30 April 2018, digital format (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp, etc.)
1 June 2018, CD


Joel ‘Veena’ Eisenkramer – Indian Slide Guitar
Amit Singhal – Bansuri (Bamboo flute)

Recorded by Manku Gurpreet, Sattish Babbar Studio – Delhi, India
Mixed by Joel Eisenkramer, Root Cellar Sound
Mastered by Tom Hutten, Bionic Mastering – Vermont, USA
Cover art by Sumeru Salla

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