In case you missed it, Garv Bomjan, a native of Nepal and prolific Boston busker, released his second full-length album in February titled “Higher Ground”. One of the most interesting aspects of his newest work? Seven of the eight tracks were written while performing in the subway stations.
If you have ever had the opportunity to hear Bomjan play, you understand that his approach to performance is stylistically very different than many other buskers. He remains so heavily focused on creating his experimental music that he rarely looks up to make eye contact with listeners to draw them in – he lets his music do that for him. Rather than playing directly to a group of commuters, Bomjan plays to the arches and corners of the station, filling the space with an atmospheric sound that encircles listeners. This approach is clearly heard on many of the tracks on “Higher Ground”.
The album is available digitally on iTunes for purchase, and can be streamed via Spotify below.