Padma hails from a small suburban town near Sheffield, but now lives in Brighton. He has been a practicing Buddhist for over 10 years, eventually deciding on a life of making music rather than joining a Buddhist Order. The result is the beautiful, subtle and thought provoking songs contained on his debut album, Here. Padma's songs speak both of the mud and the sky - both the gutter and the stars. The album reaches in mood from the upbeat optimism of Funny and The Ballad Of G & Eva, to the heartfelt introspection of Half A Person and Throw My Drugs Away, Padma's lyrics are very personal, but through drawing on personal experiences and observations, he often makes a wider philosophical or political point. His gentle, lulling guitar technique is embellished with the subtle use of percussion, vintage effects and analog synthesizers, creating a timeless and other-worldly acoustic-based sound.
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