The Burning Deck is the moniker of bassist, composer and electronic artist Sandeep Madhavan. With influences that span everything from 70s prog-rock and jazz fusion to the Bristol sound of the 90s, while assimilating elements of hip hop, ambient, glitch and drum n bass, the sound is always going to be out-of-the-box.
As The Burning Deck, Sandeep has released two albums, Kalinihta (2013) and Deluge (2014) and 2 EPs. His latest EP, an abstract downtempo collection of tunes called ‘Viscera’ was released in October 2018 featuring some of the most exciting voices in the Indian electronica scene like Tritha, Pardafash and Aerate Sound. Sandeep has toured and played across the world as The Burning Deck, in venues and festivals in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. He is slated to release a new album in mid 2019.
He has produced for artists like Heems (Das Racist), Smokey the Ghost (MWA) and Ragged Skull and collaborated with the likes of Kuru Circus, Matteo Fraboni and Jeet Thayil.
Sandeep’s film scores include Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015), Sann Pachatthar (2016) and Running Shaadi (2017). He is based in Mumbai where he composes primarily for film and advertising.