Music Mondays, Episode 02

Acidic yet melodious, lopsided yet balanced, breathy yet soulful – ‘Standing feathers’ is a bundle of contradictions that somehow sit wonderfully together.

‘Worm’s Cottage’ aka Rishabh Iyer is a talented young artist from Bangalore behind ‘Standing Feathers’, which was recently released by the record label Consolidate.

Worms’ style can be loosely described as based on hip-hop and electronic tones, although it is so much more than that. It’s like he’s taken those sounds and completely distorted them, layered with his own manipulated voice, breathy and reedy, and the result is a refreshingly unique sound!

With the tracks covering a rather broad spectrum of moods ranging from the laidback ‘pleasant swelter’, ‘brown clouds that hold rain’ to the darker ‘temple of succubis’, ‘Standing Feathers’ is an album that you could play on loop all day.

You can listen to the entire album here:


And for more awesomeness, check out Iyer’s  soundcloud here:


If we had to describe the sound in a word, it would be ‘uncluttered’. Despite employing a pretty wide range of textures and sounds, there is something rather light and ‘less is more’ esque about the sound, which makes it perfect for our Music Mondays sessions.

Here at the Tea Shelf HQ, we firmly believe that a great Monday is the key to a great week. We’ve got our pot of Rose Organic Black tea ready and ‘Standing Feathers’ on repeat, and we suggest you do the same!

Happy Monday!

Author: Medha Kulkarni

Medha Kulkarni is a writer and illustrator based out of Germany. You can see more of her work here.

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