Archive for October, 2011

Composing Vocal tunes has been my hobby since around 3 years now. The tune as it is, when produced vocally, may not make sense to many people who are listening to it. Hence, as an effort to make the Tune more reachable, I started fitting some words into the tune. Gradually I realized that people would laugh at the words, more than appreciating the tune, if at all the words made no sense to them.

This provoked me to transit to the next phase of writing meaningful “lyrics” to fit my tune, everytime I made a tune and I wanted to show it to someone. Co incidentally,  I could frame some meaningful imaginations into all of the tunes, if not out of box words! Slowly, I realized I was actually making my own “songs”. Recorded around 4-5 compositions of mine and shared it with the wide network among my friends. Some of the compositions backed with good lyrics, got some unexpected appreciation like “steal worthy composition.. wish I had composed it“[Raghu Dixit] , “Very good lyrics“[Dayal Padmanabhan] etc.

But still, the greatness of the composition which I could see in my songs, wasnt reaching to the masses! Ofcourse, why would  they bother to imagine how would it look with better singing and instruments backing it up???

This was the provoking factor for me to assume the position of a Music Director. The only experience I have is Confidence. Decided to shell out some Money too, in making an Kannada Music Album composed, written, sung and directed by ME ! There is a joke which reads as “He is the writer, he is the composer, he is the director, he is the actor, he is the singer…. and finally he is the ONLY audience too 😉 ” !  I only wish that the joke doesn’t become a fact in this case, as am doing this with passion, love , hopes , talent, patience, discoveries all mixed in various proportions.

abhishek s n

Kannada Music Album

One of my friend, who is also an Actress asked me, why do I have to shell out my money into music direction? My answer to her was very rude, but still it convinced her 🙂 Actresses who want to step in to the industry in a big way,  shell out money to get their portfolio done from photographers. When they have photos in hand, all they can do is that, they can show them off to directors. I thought Iam doing something similar, that Iam shelling out money to turn my own compositions into songs, which i can show off to bigger set of people later. But here is a difference too, compared to the former one 😉 The difference is that , I can atleast sell the music to atleast 10 people around me… whereas, those portfolio cant be sold. Ha Ha Ha yeah the conversation ended with a laughter from her side.

Ofcourse, unlike the example of the actress I gave,  its not a big wish for me to enter the industry as a Music Director only. I have been passionate about writing and photography too. Nowadays anyone with a simple digital camera can show off photography skills (or rather camera skills)  somehow. Everyone who “chats” and “write”s into the chat window can claim to be writers. Hence May be, thats the reason I felt more secure to choose the path of Music 🙂 LOL !

My plan is to have 7[SEVEN] songs in the album, each one to be different from the another and each one to be better than the other. People generally ask me the TITLE of this album. Iam very honest, that I havent thought of a suitable title. May be I would like pronounce the working title of this project as “SaraLa swaragaLa” (translated as “that which has simple notes“).

The next best question that I have to answer is, when can we listen to it.  Oh man.. quite simple…. My close friends would be listening to the bits daily. … Friends who are in less touch, could listen to rough mixes whenever they get in touch.  Hmm Ha Ha Ha OK.. I know the question is, when is the release!? Hmm , I plan to release it in FEB 2012. But ofcourse, this is only if I get support from Audio companies and Distributors. Dont expect me to do even that.  Iam sure I would be tired financially and effort wise, with just the music part of it, by JAN 2012 😉 !

FUTURE is unknown!
But a promise made, writes the consequences of the FUTURE!
– abhishek ! 

The promise from my side is that, I would definitely get out a wonderful musically very rich and genuine album on to your ears.

After sharing so many paragraphs of information and also making a big promise for you guys, I have just one request to make. Please support the music director inside ME to reach you. Help me get my work out to people. Wishes are not enough. Actions are essential to change the trend. Support can be as simple as Reading this blog, reacting with a comment, sharing it with friends, retweeting the tweet, letting friends know about it personally, getting me new leads in the audio industry which could potentially help me ease the process. Thanks everyone, in advance.

Coming soon, a blog about the experiences of making the music album 🙂 Keep tuned ! Catch me here : https://abhisheksn.wordpress.com/about/

ROCKSTAR is the new album for the movie by A R RAHMAN ! Here I write a line about each track in the album. Read.

A R Rahman

Listen to the album ! very good album !

  • Phir se ud chala :starts with some chorus of girls in bgrnd in folk style and mohit chauhan rocking,blends heavy music in bground
  • Jho bhi main : Guitar is the hero of the song. looks like a live concert. crowd vocals r interesting!Mohit again impressive
  • Kateya karoon : looked funny to me.i was laughing till the song ended 😛 ! but the short music that comes between mukhadas r gud!
  • Kyun Faya Kun :Rahman starts like khwaja song with harmonium.bt javed takes over & there is a jugalbandi effect too!Typical rahmanish
  • Sheher mein : Lively song. Mohit is probably again used coz to maintain’s ranbir’s singing voice always as mohit all thru movie!
  • Hawa Hawa : Violin+chorus+Retro feel+Arabian song feel together rocks and makes us dance!
  • Aur Ho :  Slow but Satarangi re Kind of song! Ending is usual rahmanish filled with super heavy music layers!
  • Tango for taj :  too impressive instrumental ! the instrument called “TANGO” is used superbly! follow up by piano is supportive!
  • Tum ko : The old roja and bombay days of Rahman can be recollected with this song DIFFERENT from other songs. nice sarangi too
  • The Dichotomy of Fame: instrumentl song! ,part of it resembles tune of old spirit of national integration DD1! But Shehnai peepi is super
  • Nadaan Parindey : Christmas Carol plus guitar plus drums combination in intro! Rahman sings beautifully! mohit is also ok!
  • Tum ho : beauty of old style Tum ko song in the album is changed to be a more impressive version in male voice! slow rock!
  • Sadda Haq  : the song of the album, Hard ROCK super heavy song! Loud song! Saddhaaaaa haq! superb !

My personal fav : Kyun Faya Kun and Tum Ho !!!