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Ramasutra

Ramasutra

Ramasutra


Ramachandra Borcar, aka Ramasutra, is a man who wears many hats; he is at once a musician, composer and producer, as well as the owner of two record labels - Semprini Records and Signed By Force. As an artist, his work mixes ethnic techno, Science Fiction vibes, a Spaghetti Western ethos and a retro-70's spy fascination. Born in Montreal of an Indian father and a Danish mother, he had a diverse musical career. After studying music composition and electro-acoustic music at McGill University Read more on Last.fm
Ramachandra Borcar, aka Ramasutra, is a man who wears many hats; he is at once a musician, composer and producer, as well as the owner of two record labels - Semprini Records and Signed By Force. As an artist, his work mixes ethnic techno, Science Fiction vibes, a Spaghetti Western ethos and a retro-70's spy fascination. Born in Montreal of an Indian father and a Danish mother, he had a diverse musical career. After studying music composition and electro-acoustic music at McGill University, he went on to create scores for film, television, documentaries, commercials and the theatre. Under the name Ramasutra, he released his self-produced debut album The East Infection in 1999 and the follow up El Pipo Del Taxi in 2003.

His debut won a Felix Award in 2000 (amongst three nominations including best arranger), two Mimi awards for album of the year and best live show, and a Juno nomination for best alternative album. His second release won a Mimi award for best producer. He has frequently collaborated with female vocalist Marcia Seebarab, and has opened for Bjork and Asian Dub Foundation. Apart from his personal project, Ram has scored several films including « Camping Sauvage » (2004), « Familia » (2005), « Bombay Calling » (2006) and the award winning documentary « Regular Or Super » (2004), whose original soundtrack titled, Steel and Glass, was released under his full name and on his own label Semprini Records. In 2002 he was awarded a Jutras award for his score to « Soft Shell Man » ( « J’ai Un Crabe Dans La Tete » ). Ram’s production work includes not only his personal albums and soundtracks but other artists as well.

In 2005 he produced debut albums for the Brazilian funk band Gaia, the indo-jazz outfit Catherine Potter’s Duniya Project, Bulgarian gypsy band Kaba Horo, the legendary Voivod and more recently the Montreal tex-mex electro duo Call Me Poupée. Ram keeps busy with film scoring and the operation of his two records labels Semprini Records, (Pas Chic Chic, Chocolat, Call Me Poupée, Ramasutra) and Signed By Force (Starvin Hungry, No No Zero, Bionic, Fiftywatthead, Nutsak, Trigger Effect, Devil Eyes). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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