Ishq have been making music since about 1995 under various guises including Indigo egg, Ishvara, Elve, and a few other alter egos. Ishq music skirts between IDM electronica, deep ambience and even has some newage overtones. The emphasis seems to be on music as harmony.

Ishq means "love" in Persian and Hindi, it is also a word used by such past masters as Rumi to express love of the divine and the ecstatic love of the Sufi or lover of God and all God's creation.

Matt and Jacqueline also run Virtual (3), a limited edition CD label which releases their more experimental soundscape music and other studio works.
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Ishq Discography


DAK2109 Ishq Orchid (Album) Dakini Records DAK2109 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
AA0004 Pan Electric & Ishq Pan Electric & Ishq - About Time(CD, Album) Absolute AA0004 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Vs01 Ishq Timelapse In Mercury(CD, Album, Ltd) Virtual (3) Vs01 UK 2008 Sell This Version
AW2058 Steve Brand + ISHQ Steve Brand + ISHQ - Spiritual Science / The Voice From Home (Album) AtmoWorks AW2058 US 2009 Sell This Version
ELS 004 Ishq Sama(CD, Album) Electronic Soundscapes Records ELS 004 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
Ishq03 Ishq Fluid Earth(CD, Album, Ltd) Virtual (3) Ishq03 UK 2010 Sell This Version
ICHILL CD 043 Ishq And Awake (Album) Interchill Records ICHILL CD 043 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
VL01 Ishq Skyspaces(CD, Album, Ltd) Virtual (3) VL01 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Vs02 Ishq Deep Space Objects (Album) Virtual (3) Vs02 UK 2012 Sell This Version
LOU04 Ishq Lyght (Album) ...txt LOU04 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Ishq04 Ishq Flowering Mountain Earth (Album) Virtual (3) Ishq04 UK 2012 Sell This Version
VL02 Ishq Blue Infinity (Album) Virtual (3) VL02 UK 2014 Sell This Version
VL03 Ishq Seascapes (Album) Virtual (3) VL03 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Ekt01 Ishq Zennor Plane (Album) Ektaphone Ekt01 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Ishq06 Ishq The Invisible Landscape (Album) Virtual (3) Ishq06 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Ishq08 Ishq Autumn Light (Album) Virtual (3) Ishq08 UK 2015 Sell This Version
Ishq09 Ishq Winter Light (Album) Virtual (3) Ishq09 UK 2015 Sell This Version
Ishq010 Ishq Spring Light (Album) Virtual (3) Ishq010 UK 2015 Sell This Version
Vr09 Ishq In A Rainbow Air (Album) Virtual (3) Vr09 UK 2015 Sell This Version
NO910 Material Object + Ishq Material Object + Ishq - Invisible Light (Album) No. NO910 Chile 2015 Sell This Version
Ishq011 Ishq Summer Light (Album) Virtual (3) Ishq011 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Ishq Rainshine In Summerland(File, FLAC, EP) Virtual (3) none UK 2012
none Ishq Still Life EP(CDr, Mini, EP) Virtual (3) none UK 2015 Sell This Version


PLEA 001 Ishq Yoga - Night Meditation(CD, Album, Comp) Planet Earth PLEA 001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Ishq02 Ishq Lotus(CD, Comp, Ltd) Virtual (3) Ishq02 UK 2011 Sell This Version

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March 4, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
Love beauty and harmony.

Some will find music with those qualities offensive if they are full of hate or shall we say insecure and judgemental.

Ishq means 'love' in case people didnt know.

Listen with your heart.



November 21, 2011
Ishq debuted with something amazing and unique. Every release since then has been getting more bland and inoffensive than the last. Now his music all sounds the same: some water sounds, some soft melodies, some girl moaning, nothing happening. Unfortunate that his original stroke of art went nowhere. From his extensive catalog, Orchid is the only one worth listening to.


November 27, 2010
Very special band.


October 13, 2010
Ishq is heavenly, ecstasy, bliss... simply amazing. Sama is one of my all time favorites.


February 3, 2010
Ishq is a truly magical project. Orchid is one of my definitive ambient favorites.

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