Vivek Shraya

A seated person looking back over their shoulder. The only colour is the bright red stripes of their shirt; the rest of the photo is high-contrast black-and-white, and cropped just above their mouth. White text with red accent: “Vivek Shraya. A Composite of Straight Lines.”

A Composite of Straight Lines

A bright and spacious wash of organs, acoustic guitars, and tambourines, with guest vocals on “The Alphabet” by Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara.

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On the 10th anniversary of A Composite of Straight Lines

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  1. Logic Vs.
  2. The Alphabet*
  3. Heat
  4. Document pt. II
  5. War
  6. (I Could) Lean
  • Written by Vivek Shraya
  • Produced & performed by Vivek Shraya & Greg Johnston
  • Mastered by Chris Sturwold
  • * Additional vocals by Tegan Quin
  • Photography by Joanne Klimaszewski
  • Design & layout by Simon Crowley
  • Released

Compelling and individual song structures, expressive acoustic-guitar-based in­stru­men­tation, satisfying use of space and tempo and… smart and poetic lyrics.

— Elizabeth Bromstein, NOW Magazine

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