This is the second track called Aai (Click here) of the upcoming album “IV”. We will let you know when the full album is out. Hope you enjoy.
And here goes the Tracklist of “IV”:
1. Good morning.
3. You have an appointment today.
4. Mujhe bhi joker banna hai.
5. Catch the train before they drop the bomb.
6. Capturing Poltergeist.
7. Low-Fi life of a Cyborg who loved a Goddess once.
9. Blindness for kindness, never ending run to the sun.
Jim Richman: Drums, Engineering/Mixing
Derick Gomes: Synth, Percussion, Electronics, Engineering/Mixing.
Andrey Sazonov: Accordion, E-Piano, Balalaika and Violin
Vishal J.Singh: Microtonal Semi acoustic guitar, Tokari (2 strings), Electric Guitar, Guitar synth, Strings orchestration, Bass, Engineering/Mixing. Goregaon Brass Orchestra: Horns (Nandan: Clarinet, Raju: Tenor Sax, Vilas: Alto Sax, Raja: Trumpet)
Deep Saikia: Pepa tribal horn
Art by Derick Gomes.
About Aai and “IV”
“Aai” is common Indian word, found in Marathi as well as in Assamese, for Mother. This song’s concept can be seen from different angles but in the same parameter/dynamics/flow. A very simple and short story expressed without words. From one angle, “Aai” is about motherhood we see in Animal kingdom. From another angle, “Aai” is about the tradition of Mother Goddess worship in various ethnicity/civilization. In a mystic angle of view, “Aai” is about Tantric practice on a person who is believed to be possessed by a Goddess. In Christianity, its a general case of Demonic possession for which Exorcism is practiced.
The song, in another angle of view, tells about how Onamika gives birth to a baby. Emotional attachment of mother with her newly born baby. Raising the baby to a kid. Teaching culture, about life to her son. She prays for her son. Mystic form of mother when she finds out that her child is hurt by evil. She takes demonic avatar(Goddess Kali). When mother nature changes with her mood and creates confusion. Her aggressive form destroys everything that comes on her way. Finally, she finds her son all well. Couldn’t control her emotion and returns back to her mother love of kindness and gentleness.
“IV” is our forth upcoming album. This time instead of joining many songs to tell one story, we decided to treat each song as one story. Because we are already “been there, done that” with darker themes and sci-fi concept albums, this time we focus towards simpler yet ignored stories. Each song is like soundtrack of a short film. We can’t wait to share this album with you guys. Till then, let us know how do you feel about “Aai” and the plan. Email us your feedback at email@example.com
Vishal, Jim, Andrey and Derick.