Since arriving on my radar late last year with a collaboration with Retral, Sangam's been supplying my ears with all sorts of ambient goodies. Not just your run-of-the-mill guitar drones stuff either, this relatively new producer is already far along the road to establishing his own style. Within the ethereal haze are subtle (but only very subtle) echoes of electronic and dubstep styles, which make for a much deeper, darker and more desolate mood. Recent single "Deadline" moves this back to a more smooth approach: emphasising the slow shift of drones behind drones instead of an atmosphere (such as in "Shattered Nights"). It's a direction I'm not too happy to see him go, as he risks collapsing into the tide of artists who already excel with basic drone ambient, but it's hard to gauge how one track will effect his progression as an artist.
Sangam's previous EP, We Cotched Under Stars, didn't quite make its way into my top 50 for 2012, but he's an artist I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for.