Raw Silk blends classical sitar, electric cello, Indian vocals and experimental electronics into a long-form head massage. Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Alexa Richardson (cello) and Ami Dang (sitar, voice, electronics) realized that their sonic interests couldn't be better matched: they both push the envelope of their classically-trained upbringings through string instruments and east-meets-west structured improvisations. Sharing a matched affinity for classical, experimental, pop and global sonic palettes, they continue to challenge their musical limits with an exploration of instrument and genre. The result is work that takes the form of 5-to-15-minute jams that are never repeated twice yet with recurring themes, melodies, beats, and ragas: the sound tantalizes and invigorates the ears, body, and soul. With their eponymous debut, Raw Silk presents 5 pieces that create a rich and complementary dialogue. Cello and sitar discuss, get heated, grab wrists, and twirl wildly over an electronic landscape of textures. Exquisite vocals interweave throughout--pining, cerebral and commanding.