Nitin Sawhney made 9 studio albums, for which he has been nominated for a Mercury Music prize, won a MOBO, 2 BBC Radio 3 awards and a Southbank show award, amongst 15 others. He has scored over 40 films for cinema and television, with an Ivor Novello nomination for best score leading to his recent much acclaimed Orchestral music to the BAFTA nominated BBC series â€œThe Human Planetâ€, Mira Nairâ€™s recent film â€œThe Namesakeâ€, two film scores for live performance by the London Symphony Orchestra and a biopic about Jean Charles De Menezes. He worked with Sting, Cirque Du Soleil, Shakira, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Taio Cruz, Imogen Heap, Anoushka Shankar and many others and he also has been a regular Dj with London club â€œFabricâ€. He’s quite a busy guy.
He combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of Western music such jazz, blues, electronica and trip hop. Traditional Indian elements and smooth electro textures are merged into one to create a shady, but subtle, spacy soundscape.
â€œLast Days of Meaningâ€ is Sawhneyâ€™s ninth studio album. Played by the legendary actor John Hurt, the albumâ€™s main character – Donald Meaning – is an embittered old Dickensian man, fearful of immigrants, terrorists and the outside world. He sits in a room raging against childhood memories, society, himself and a small tape recorder sent to him by his ex-wife. The cassette-recorder contains the songs of the album.
A dark, but vibrating, gloomy, but groovy trip, “Last Days of Meaning” is a message of reflection and empathy.