ioish was originally a solo project for New Delhi guitarist Vaibhav Bhutani, which was followed by the addition of Abhinav Chaudhary on bass and Anshul Lall on drums, and things took shape.
Fast forward, in the latest stunning piece of music, What You Need It For, he was seen collaborating with Nikhil Rufus Raj, Saksham Gupta, Shantanu Sudarshan, and Meredith Moore.
Falling somewhere between progressive and post-rock genres and more ambient and cinematic climes, it is a superb and ever-changing soundscape, wandering through subdued understatements before heading off in sky-searing crescendos.
And it is more than just a great instrumental tune; it is a masterstroke showcase of how to use dynamics to shape a song, not to mention a lesson in the art of slow-burning musical development.
A fantastic project and a real education for those who wish to turn their hand to such lush and filmic instrumental music.