A band named "New Delhi"
(reproduced with modification from The IDEA #1)
Here's a studio-based band of young guys breaking
right in at the cutting edge of tech-empowered music in Delhi
today. With quite a few commercial assignments already under
their collective belt, they're continuously also working on independent
new tracks to eventually emerge as a band on the public stage
(computers et. al), with a unique sound and identity of their
own. In the course of our ground-work on developing this first
gazette of The IDEA, we've found that the young lads of "New
Delhi" are representative of a staggering wave of fantastic
new music that's just waiting in the wings to rock us into the
new millenium ~ with album-release negotiations already afoot
in this case. Here's what they've got to say for themselves:
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Although hailing from different cultures, from different influences
of traditional and contemporary music, music in itself has brought
Music & Ideas:
Some of our ideas stem from the strumming of a guitar, from emotions and sounds of everyday life,.. but with improvisations of digital music. Digital recording is taking over analog recording mainly because of its immense advantages in editing and user-friendliness. All kinds of music can be recorded digitally, although some people say the "warmth" of analog recording may be missing.
With the advent of electronic music, which has its influences starting from the sounds to the processing of the music, a new genre of music, broadly termed "Underground Music" has evolved in the West ~ experimenting with sounds and abstract ideas.
Our own music, which is Indian in flavour, has all kinds of influences, and is a little different from contemporary Indian Pop. We have tried to create music blending melodies with guitars, tabla and improvisations with electronic music, the influence of which has entirely changed contemporary music.
In our case, we were constantly trying to experiment with new kinds of music, with the blending of different instruments and sounds. Musical sounds have changed over the centuries and the new century will bring in new genres of music influenced by new and still-unheard electronic sounds. As sound itself has evolved into new and distinct, but different, sounds, it will definitely play a part in modern music and music of the future.
As many music lovers say that they cannot relate to electronic music and electronic sounds per se, we feel and create music with a blend of acoustic instruments and electronic sounds, because we feel the presence of electronic sounds in our daily life ~ like the tone of a telephone, or the beep of a modem connecting to the Net. And music, having no boundaries, can take many forms of expression.
Technology & Equipment:
We use a captive music set-up to compose our music, including regular commercial work for ad-jingles, TV commercials and the like. The basic studio profile is as follows:
Mayur Vihar Phase - I
New Delhi - 271 2575, India
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ~or~ Papon