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Sonaljit is an independent artist in the genre of New Age Music.
His inclination towards music began during his undergraduate life in India. He used to participate in music shows and local competitions as a singer. Later on he felt the need to provide instrumental backing to his singing, so he began learning keyboard playing. It was then that he got acquainted with new age music or contemporary instrumentals, particularly by listening to Yanni and Vangelis. The idea of implementing several instruments into one single track seemed fascinating and challenging. However he did not have proper recording equipment and synthesizers by then.
He came to United States for higher studies, and built up a small home studio for his musical projects, and has been continuing ever since. He released his first New Age album on June 2013. It’s called “Dreaming the Afterlife.” It is a collection of contemporary instrumental compositions and piano solo renditions.The entire album was produced in his home studio including the composing, orchestration, recording and mastering.
The artwork was created by combining and editing many images of Sun and clouds, photographed by his friend Anshuman Dubey. It is a detailed depiction of a dream that he saw, which propelled him to work on this album.