All India Radio
It was the KLF that put Australia's Martin Kennedy on the path to founding All India Radio in 1999. After hearing their ambient classic, 1988's Chill Out, he was looking around for inspiration, and found it in a friend's recording of Indian street sounds. Moved by the noise and clamor, he fused it with ambient loops and soundscapes and began his production career as All India Radio. Deliberately lo-fi, his music is mostly instrumental and entirely downtempo, blending melodies, street sounds and cinematic atmospherics to create both an homage to the KLF masterpiece and a whole new musical. It is fitting that he would go on to work on a collaborative album with the Triffids' Graham Lee, since it was he who provided similar slide guitar work for Chill Out. Along with his All India Radio release schedule, Kennedy also writes music for TV, including the series One Tree Hill and Reality Bites.