Clouded North : ‘Resilience’ is about fighting through challenges and achieving your goals.

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“The concept of the EP is based around the name ‘Resilience’, which is about how every person has a lot of negativity and challenges thrown at him/her every day. But it’s all about getting yourself up, dusting yourself and fighting through those challenges that help us achieve our goals”, says Thejus Nair aka the man behind Clouded North.

Thejus is a musician & a studio/FOH engineer from Bangalore. The former rhythm guitarist for Cheisrah has finally dropped a solo project under the moniker ‘Clouded North‘.

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“The name ‘Clouded North’ is basically about how the direction you would like to move towards and the path you wanted to follow is always filled with uncertainty and hurdles”, says Thejus. The debut release of this project is a hard hitting four-track EP called ‘Resilience’. The associating artwork plays with the similar idea of pushing through obstacles. In the artwork by Joanna Davala, you can see that there are rocks heaved at the person, but as he/she is made of stardust and IS literally the universe, nothing can really stop him/her from achieving anything.

The entire EP shines in perfectly blending heavy sounds with captivating melodies. The tone is really meaty but sticks with you for its use of harmonic tunes. We have tracks like the haunting ‘Resilience’. The track ‘Confront’ is soulful and gives the EP the additional dimension.

There is also fantastic vocal performance by Abijith Rao on the track, ‘Race To The Surface’. “It was such a pleasure working with Abijith on the song. He’s such a genuine guy and gives it his all when he has to get things done, which was great for me as I hate babysitting and forcing people to get stuff done. Abijith heard the song, liked it, got started with writing the lyrics and then came over to the studio in a few days to record. That’s professionalism right there”, says Thejus.

Thejus runs the Eleven Gauge Recording studio where he works with bands and handles recording, mixing & mastering. “For the guys starting out, I would only advice you to get into this field if you’re obsessed about music and making music and the whole subject of audio. There’s no glamour in this career and if you think there is, you’re highly mistaken. This job is all about being passionate about music day in and day out and knowing how to communicate with your clients”, says Thejus.

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While he has plans of going live, it won’t be anytime soon since it’s tough finding like minded musicians for him. He does have a lot of song ideas so you can expect new material from Clouded North. Well, looks like there’s no stopping this audio wizard!

 

 

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Hearts + Fields EP : Review

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Zokhuma‘s recently dropped ‘Hearts + Fields’ EP is rich and equally refreshing.

As the SoundCloud description suggests, this two track EP is – “the result of a little love, a lot of rain, a never ending forest and a cozy cottage in the south of Sri Lanka.” This paints a vivid picture as the entire EP feels intimate and pretty. It twinkles with really colorful sounds. While ‘Hearts’ feels acrylic in terms of tone, ‘Fields’ is punchier with its house influences.

The only complaint being if the songs were more structured and didn’t feel like two long mixes. This 14 minute, 2 track EP does lose its charm post the first few listens. However, this is a great introduction to Arman Menzies aka Zokhuma and the fields of sounds he’s plans on sowing to captivate the hearts of future listeners!

 

 

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‘Chance Hi Nahi’ – Track Review.

Mumbai based rapper Enkore recently dropped a new single ‘Chance Hi Nahi’ merging his impeccable flow with a rather juicy beat.

Ankur Johar aka Enkore has a rather rough voice which gives the words he’s spitting that extra punch giving the track more replay value. His vocal delivery is on point along with some noteworthy word play. The hook to the track sticks with you as you find yourself singing it every now and then. Would highly recommend an acoustic version of the track live at The Port!

Sadly, Enkore jumbles a variety of topics due to which it’s hard to put a finger on where the song is heading thematically. Regardless it’s one of the fresher singles from the ever growing hip hop community and Enkore should definitely be on your radar and playlist!

 

 

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NEVER BEFORE///NEVER AGAIN – Review

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Artist brnsctr releases a moody sample infused three track project called “Never Before//Never Again”.

The audio and visuals for the project are inspired by 45 rpms from the Indian subcontinent that came out in the 60’s. Samples are creatively flipped across these three tracks. Lot of the sounds lurk in the shadows and set the tonality of the entire project. The tracks are charismatically trippy and keep your head bobbing.

Sadly the beats do just seem to be thrown together and thus lack any reply value. They could have been longer and more structured to render a cohesive listening experience. However, this release is not to be missed!

 

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