Mind Your Head

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Mind Your Head

Release Date: July 2, 2021

Artist: Ashish Sinha
Duration: 34:17
Lyricist(s): Ashish Sinha
Producer(s): Ashish Sinha
Record Label: Independent

Expressing layered connotations through instrumentation, Noodle has come across a story lost in the sands of time – revived and remastered by Ashish Sinha – a senior artist and the creator himself for when is now. 7 tracks comprising of fusion and DIY feels, Mind Your Head is a travel through these sonic galleries. Noodle team is one of the luckiest few who also got the chance to look at the spacey videos accompanying the music; propelling the storytelling forward being planned to be released all in due time. “Alternative Overdose” starts of this affair with a doorbell with a dream sequence sound and is mostly an acoustic affair of Eastern melodies and experimentations as the tabala kicks in and the song also turns some random experimental splits at times making one raise their eyebrows. The song mostly sounds festive and gives way to “Spring Dance”. Footsteps, rainforest, rainfall and a sweet acoustic melody – this tune is a delight from the get go. A lovely tune that ends in a more ominous note. For this album titled Mind Your Head (albeit a sign often seen on low celling toilets around old Kathmandu establishments), Ashish teams up with his father, Pranaya Sinha, a respected Tabala player in his earlier days. Much like a story teller, Ashish interacts with his father’s exquisite Tabala gooves and attempts to detail / ponder upon life’s challenges, and possible answers around us. Ashish calls this a ‘concept album,’ and has written pesudo ‘haiku’ lines for each of the tracks; the haikus provide a road map to his compositions. “Night Sky Calling” follows up the thunder and rain sounds with a fresh sound and water flutes and pluckings as the crickets chirp and we hear a fire being setup. This album is meant for immersive listening. Maybe a nod to Floyd as well? The telephone rings and a hello gives way to a keyboard and tabala infused melody. A somber tune this one. “The Half Empty Glass (Reminiscing Life)” has a lovely bass melody and the rhythm from the get go sound full and grand. Maybe this album is the OST to events and occurrences of day to day lives as we get lost in our headspaces. “Sound of Solace” is exactly what it is – a peaceful melody complete with a sneeze at the beginning and a definite highlight of this album. The earthy feel in the tunes and presentation is fun on this record. “Maybe Writing Is Therapeutic” with the sounds of a chalk writing on a blackboard as the melancholic music plays. We recommend you to try this albums with headphones on a rainy night with closed eyes and a relaxed mind. Heavy breathing and panting ends this one setting up for the finale of the album “I Look At Myself” with the sound of a newborn and a jovial tune. The pluckings and acoustic compositions are lovely and is not conventional in the modern sense. The tabala is exquisite on this one and the chaotic bridge is lovely on this one – from classical ragas to dogs howling and you feel like Animal Farm somehow. All in all, an interesting approach to music and the whole package – a peaceful but sometimes erratic journey this be! “Pahile pahile ko jamana ma ta hamile pani garekai ho ni hau aba k garnu aba aile bhanyo bhane sabai jana fuche haru hascha”

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6 Reviews
Prajaya Khaling

Prajaya Khaling

July 19, 2021

...sit in ur rocking chair ...open those damn windows ...let the winds inside ......let the curtains sway ...... put on the music........Mind your head ........n just get lost in translation.......well .......this album made me do just that ....so kudos......keep them coming.

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