Vanaprasta Vanaprasta Los Angeles Armed with a modest collection of recording gear and a brand new perspective, Vanaprasta has spent the last year in their own studio in Echo Park writing, recording, and refining their second LP. The band decided to undertake the entirety of the recording process under their own control by producing, engineering, and mixing the album themselves. On these songs, Vanaprasta decided to pit the mechanical up against the organic; they experimented with newer digital and analog technology that allowed them to create machine-like grooves while keeping space for the guitars and melodies to call and respond with each other. Vanaprasta mixed the songs by doing live performance mixes on their console, with each band member mixing each of his instruments simultaneously. The band has slowly been unveiling new material with one-offs over the fall, but they will be touring throughout 2014, starting with a January residency at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.