With lulling guitar, a versatile voice and poignant and witty wordplay, 'Here' is an album which reaches in mood from upbeat optimism to heartfelt introspection. Padma's uniquely and personally crafted songs speak both of the mud and the sky, the gutter and the stars. His lyrics are very personal but through drawing on personal experiences and observations, he often makes a wider philosophical or political point. His gentle guitar technique is often embellished with the subtle use of percussion, vintage effects and analogue synthesizers, crating a timeless and other-worldly acoustic based record.
'Subtle songs of doubt, regret and despair, all sung with a voice rarely above a whisper, to lose yourself further and further inside.' New-Noise
'Softly sung and personal tales delivered in a beautiful way that is reminiscent of Nick Drake, or a more mystical Jack Johnson.' Penny Black Music