LYKANTHEA is Lakshmi Ramgopal, a solo ambient musician based in Rome, Italy via Chicago, IL. Drawing on a decade of Carnatic training, she alchemizes spectral vocals and synths to form transient, enveloping worlds.
is Lakshmi Ramgopal, an experimental solo musician based in Chicago. Drawing on a decade of Carnatic training and influences that range from ancient epic literature to medieval choir music, her solo compositions alchemize spectral vocals, dreamy synths and bristling harmoniums to form enveloping, ephemeral worlds. sundrowned, a collaborative EP with Savage Sister, releases on January 21, 2014.
Lakshmi also forms half of dancepop duo Love and Radiation and is finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.