Skip to main content

Posts

Neon Aloy Shagotom [Band Mixed Album]

"Neon Aloy Shagotom" is a band mixed album coordinated by Ziaur Rahman Zia (of Shironamhin fame) released in 2007 from G-Series in paperback format. 13 bands (Karnishey Magpie, Meghdol, Striking, D Minor, Shohortoli, Ajob, Dhrubo, Road House, Shorboda, B'Borton, Kanak O Kartrik, Shohor, Shironamhin) participated in this unique project. The theme behind this album lines in the genre of the participating bands, mainly urban psychedelic and theatrical rock. The struggles of living in a big city like Dhaka, coupled with the constant need to better themselves is what drives these bands. Moreover, the project aimed to give a different flavour and presentation of "fabric and texture" of music compared to the popular hard rock and heavy metal infused rock music scene of the 2000s with an emphasis on Lyrics. Cover photograph of the album, that showed the homeless people living in Dhaka, was by "Foring". While the rest of the photographs were taken by Zia, Mano…
Recent posts

GrooveTrap by GrooveTrap

"GrooveTrap" is the debut self-titled album of funk band, GrooveTrap. It was released in 2008 from Rage Records in both Cassette and CD formats. Unlike the rock-dominated Bangladeshi Band Music scene in the 2000s, GrooveTrap was indeed a breath of fresh air with their signature mix of 65% funk, 25% acid jazz, 5% rock and 5% pop. The band is mainly a trio of musicians (Saif Quadir, Simin Saifuddin and Jasper Al-Rashid), with their friends performing as guest musicians, that formed in 2007. The band describes their musical orientation as "From the funky rhythms of heart stopping acid jazz, couple with your favorite dosage of soul, rock and pop, GrooveTrap is the dish you would want to have when, maybe, nothing goes your way. Melody is at the very heart of anything GrooveTrap does". Long term friend of the band, Buno (of Bangla fame) left a foreword in the album sleeves mentioning the band was brave enough to try something new with their talented lineup. The GrooveTra…

Kolponar Baire by Stoic Bliss

"Kolponar Baire" is the sophomore album by the pioneers of Bangla Hip-Hop and Rap music, Stoic Bliss. After cementing their legacy as the talk of the town and having well over 250,000 copies of their first album sold, the band hit the studios and came up with this album in mid 2007. G-Series released Kolponar Baire ("Beyond Imagination") in both Paperback and Cassette formats. Following the establishment of popularity of Hip Hop music in the Bangladeshi music scene through which Stoic Bliss is solely responsible for giving other Hip Hop acts and bands the platform, the band intentionally made their sophomore album a bit different, with 4 more matured Pop numbers and overall lyrics keeping the quintessential Stoic Bliss flavour. Members Kazi and Ac1D made a comeback, as did Rajib Rahman (Double R) and Mana. Older members (namely B1shop, RuL, Fly, TiZZy, Xtro, New and Fuhad/AQ's finest) were given credit and thank yous for taking part in the first album. Kolponar…

Light Years Ahead by Stoic Bliss

"Light Years Ahead" or "Alok Borsho Durey" is the debut album of the pioneers of Bangla hip-hop, Stoic Bliss. The Bangladeshi-American hip hop band released this album in June 2006 from G-Series in both Jewel Case CD album and Cassette formats. Following huge popularity that the album garnered, it was followed with a paperback release to meet the demands. In fact,  Light Years Ahead sold well over 250,000 copies in the first 10 months, marking the very positive reception of hip-hop music in the Bangla music scene. It spawned timeless hits like "Abar Jigay ??" (which became a pop culture phenomenon among the "dhakaite" lingo of the mid 2000s), "Mayabi Chokh", "Party at PianoHouse", "Sheshbarer Moto", "Chow Mei Fun" etc. Even though the key members of Stoic Bliss are singer Kazi, rapper Ac1D who teamed up with the emerging music producer of the NY bangla music scene, Rajib Rahman aka Double R, the album feat…

Scarecrow by Scarecrow

"Scarecrow" is the self-titled special edition EP album by metal band Scarecrow. It was released in 2013 as a paperback from G-Series. Following their success in the underground music scene and their debut album, "Oparthib" from 2006, the band got to work on their sophomore album. In the meantime, they released two singles: "Shesh Shimana" in the band mixed album "Republic" (Coordinated by Tinu Rashid of Karnival) in 2011 and "Neon Aalo" in the biggest band mixed album to date, "Hatiar" (Coordinated by Isha Khan Durey) in 2012. Finally after a long studio album hiatus, in 2013, they officially released this self-titled extended play album featuring 2 brand new tracks from their long awaited and upcoming second album. The songs were written by vocalist Tanvir, while the recording, mixing and mastering was handled by A. K. Ratul. Photography was done by Brother Real Akonjee while the cover art was done by Dipu Zaman. This speci…

Biday Shongbidhan by Minerva

"Biday Shongbidhan" is the debut album by Groove Thrash/Heavy Metal band, Minerva. It was released on July 13th, 2013 from Incursion Music in Paperback and Digital format (which contains a full 12-page booklet). Featuring 8 tracks, two of which are in English, the album was a follow up to their win at the 2011 Incursion Battle of the Bands, a band hunt competition held by the record label company on 24th of June at Saffron in Gulshan, Dhaka. In the finals, they performed their signature 14-minute tribute "medley", with songs from Azam Khan, Nagar Baul (James), LRB (Ayub Bacchu), Miles, Warfaze, Aurthohin, Cryptic Fate, Artcell, Black, Nemesis, Arbovirus, Powersurge and Mechanix proceeded by their own single "Mrittur Shesh Chhoy". They won by 2.5 votes against Openfly, along with BDT 10,000 Prize Money, Certificates and a record deal for a song under Incursion label. Minerva's guitarist, Rafsan was awarded best guitarist while drummer Bijoy, won the be…