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ULKKA! My Background Score Debut


One fine day Sohal, one of my colleagues comes up and asks me “Hope you are okay with doing music for our short film, Its a comedy-romance kind. It will give you exposure as a Music Director!”. Two things came to my mind.

  1. I’m not a music director. There are no people working for me. I’m just an enthusiast. Why did he use that term?
  2. Although I have done some tracks just for sake of fun, I realized it to be no fun when working for a film, but rather an exhaustive and tiring job. Is it really worth doing it again?

I decided to embrace the opportunity without having any idea of what that means to me.

Started out with my iPod as usual using iRig; Did a couple of tracks. It was by that time, I’m buying a Macbook pro, which helped me to fine tune my tracks. It also allowed recording guitar directly from my Digitech RP500 eliminating noise that i get when using iRig. Sohal kept pinging me again and again each and every day until he got what he wanted. Kudos to him.

Another thing that makes this project special for me is one of the tracks I did. This short film contains a scene that I could relate heavily during that time. I wrote two lines of lyrics which was quite insane and started singing it while strumming my guitar on A minor scale. Name of the track is “Where are you” (which is instrumental with guitar lead for obvious reasons) which I hold very close to my heart and is an ode to that person who stood as the reason for all that thought process inside me, who unknowingly(i hope) motivated, and inspired me to be a better human being(Not saying that it changed me!). You can hear it below.

Now, speaking about the short film, it is named “ULKKA” which means meteor and has a tag line “An ulkka is following each one of you”. ULKKA is a journey of Sankaran in pursuit of his love on the last day of the world. It is a satire that showcases what a common man do on the last day.  The movie has already  crossed  50,000+ views on youtube. Watch it below!

Credits

Starring Shabi B Kahar, Rashmi K Nair, Abhimanyu Ramanandan, Rajesh Vijayan, Lalkishore, Somesh S ,Jeemon Joy

Directed By Mohamed Sohal

DOP Adarsh Bhargav

Editor Appu Bhattathiri

Screenplay Abhimanyu Ramanandan

Story Praveen Raj B R

Dialogues Rajesh Vijayan

Music Ragesh Chakadath

Sound Design Shefin Mayan (sound man)

Produced By Vinithchandran R

Hope you liked it.

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Introducing Roxide & Kaalam


This band or to be specific their track “Kaalam” is not new to me. I heard it from their reverbnation profile a year ago. I wasn’t very impressed with the vocals to be frank, but I liked their simple approach. So I downloaded it(kill piracy) and it stayed in my pc and found a place in my daily playlist. Eventually I started to love it. Those riffs at the end is best part according to me. Lyrics where funny and cool that reminds of our own childhood.

The band says:

Nothing is true like Music and nothing is mightier than Words, they mate inside heart with much of passion and there comes the wonder of ROXIDE. It may change something in his grace, that couldn’t be changed by a thousand Rally! Listen, with all you have inside and feel the great love for you. Hold hands together to make a difference. The Band is here to Serve you with all we have inside. Let the Love flow from hearts to hearts….

Members

Vocals & Rythm: Aldrine
Lead Guitar: Mithun
Bass Guitar: Joachim
Drums: Deepak
Keys: Shine

Must Listen Track

That’s “Kaalam” and here is the video:

About the video, the kids rocked! But guys, do you think that you’re better actors than them? 😀 Kept it simple and humble. Thumbs up for that!

Links

http://roxidekochi.yolasite.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/roxide
https://www.facebook.com/ROXIDEINDIA

Motherjane to do OST for Anwar!


Wowww! Thats what I said when I saw the official motherjane website! And this is what I was waiting for! Motherjane composing Soundtrack for a movie! That too for a malayalam movie! Anwar will be a stupendous block buster starring the new generation malayalam super hero Prithviraj and yes, A film by Amal Neerad! Music by motherjane adds up to the excitement and expectations for this film.

Currently there is no information about the kind of music as it is not released. Hope it will not be merely the background score, but song(s) in which the lyrics and the riffs together play a role. Another reason for happiness is that I may no longer require to introduce Motherjane to a Keralite! They are going to hit back the shores of kerala like a tsunami! I wish Motherjane, Amal Neerad and team a tremendous success for their movie and its music.

Here’s what I saw on the official website of Motherjane. Click to enlarge!

Hail Motherjane! \m/