Peura – The Red Notebook

May 2, 2017

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I am 2 days late to write and share but i guess its better late than never. This is going to be a slightly longer post.
Last monsoon in 2016, the manly, lady-killer, baritone, (I named him “polished version of Peter Steele and Chris Isaac”) singer-songwriter/guitarist from Gdynia(Poland) had sent me old Feathers of Jatinga tracks with his vocals+lyrics on them with a mail saying that he is amogh symphony fan and he loved feathers of jatinga tracks on Soundcloud that he couldn’t stop singing to them. The man is called Svah Vighar. (I misspelled his name “Swag wigger” a few times).
Sometimes due to strict deadlines in studio projects, i literally get no time to focus on any other things except crashing on bed and early morning poop/shower/breakfast. After seeing no reply from my end, he messaged me again and finally after 2 months, i got the time to check out with a clearer head-space. I was totally blown away and i was laughing at myself for being such an idiot for not checking out his emails regularly(he sent around 10-20 emails by then).
I asked him if he had any written songs and he sent me his solo recordings which he composed years ago. Songs were mostly in Polish and he translated all the lyrics to English. The very next step was fusing the music arrangements of Feathers into these sing along songs. I wasn’t satisfied with the arrangement and production because i have a habit of not repeating things in songwriting/song arrangement. Hence, I asked my very good friend and one of my favorite American pop/hip-hop producers(who is also a fantastic multi-instrumentalist) called Jake Linder to join us on Piano and Keys. He added a complete new life to the songs post my guitar parts. (Jake and me are working on a pop single featuring an excellent female crooner from Mumbai about which i cannot discuss about at the moment)
I requested Svavighar to change the band/project name from Feathers of Jatinga to something else. He suggested “Peura“. These songs were written on his red notebook and so I named it “The Red Notebook”. Well, that’s the story till now.
We’ve released the very first song “Bestariusz” off the debut EP entitled “The Red Notebook” which you guys can stream on http://peura.pl/listen
“Red Notebook” will be officially out on May 7th, 2017 via Vmbrella. We hope you guys will like this album as much as we enjoyed making it.
Special thanks to the amazing Chelsea SimpsonVasiliy Kuznetsov and Fatum Black for the artwork and additional coloring, respectively. And my homie Andrey Sazonov for being all-rounder cool chap.
Regards
Vishal

Amogh Symphony : Genius Multi-Instrumentalist from Assam Writam Changkakoti’s guest appearance

April 18, 2017

Writam Changkakoti
Writam Changkakoti

 

We are pleased to inform that the amazing super genius Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer Writam Changkakoti has recorded some beautiful Tabla parts in one of our songs from the upcoming album. Here, you can see a glimpse of Writam’s tracking session in a studio in his native place. Now let’s give a short introduction about Writam.

Writam is a God Gifted Genius multi-instrumentalist who is not only a Maestro of Tabla but also of Piano/Keyboard. Writam is blind since he was born but the way he imagines music and spirituality is simply beyond amazing. I met Writam recently after years of email exchanges since he messaged me saying that he is a big fan of Amogh Symphony. When i discovered Writam’s music online, i was deeply touched and inspired like never before. Listen to Writam’s music on this link  .

 

More announcement very soon!

 

Namah Shivaye

 

Vishal

Amogh Symphony welcomes The Fountainhead as the new addition

April 2, 2017

We welcome Fretless Guitarist/Oud Player/Producer Tom Geldschläger aka The Fountainhead from Berlin, Germany as new addition to Amogh Symphony.  Tom replaced Drummer Jim Richman who had recently quit the band(We are planning to do some side projects together with some other deadly musicians).
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“I´m thrilled to be joining “Amogh Symphony” on their upcoming new album and onwards. In my humble opinion, they are one of the most unique, inspiring and flat-out fun bands in the world and I´ve been a total fan ever since I was first introduced to Vishal´s work and thus AS by the getting to work with the man himself on one of Jimmy Pitts´s albums (whom I also work with in the Pitts/Minnemann Project). Since then, many collaborations between Vishal and me and subsequently Andrey ensued. Having had already contributed a guitar solo to one of the new songs, I didn´t have to think twice when Vishal asked me to join him, Andrey and Derick on all of the new material, which is shaping up to be absolutely amazing and I can´t wait for all of you to hear what we´re cooking up! I´m always trying to put myself in musical situations where I feel challenged and appreciated in equal measures and, most of all, where I have the opportunity to learn from people who are masters at their craft and I feel that joining Amogh Symphony provides that in spades. Love & Light, Tom.”Tom
Tom and i did our first ever collaboration together in the album Galaxy Mechanics of the Jazz-fusion/Progressive Metal Super-Group called The Fractured Dimension, fronted by extraordinaire American Keyboardist and Music Composer Jimmy Pitts and excellent Bassist Jerry Twyford. Supported by German Drummer-par-excellence Hannes Grossmann. Jimmy introduced me to Tom’s alter-ego The Fountainhead in 2014 and i was shocked after hearing him play. Another best thing about Tom is that he is highly spiritual and enthusiastic about Indian Classical/Shashtriya music and Vedas(so Andrey has a company). Tom and i collaborated later in a Remixed Fountainhead song called “Hitherto” which is my gratitude to Legendary Guru Guitarist Jeff Beck. Tom also recorded guitars recently in My Atomic Majesty, a side project of Andrey Sazonov
At this moment, I can only tell that Sound Designer/Electronica Producer/Singer Derick Gomes(who joined us in 2015) and now Tom are so far the best additions to the band. We are very happy with the tracks. Tom is currently recording his parts. As of now, I am playing/writing/recording all the Drum parts by myself in this album.  All my guitar parts are completed and Tom is adding his own magic now. Super thanks to my Mom Kasturi Nath Singh for allowing me to record her beautiful devotional and tribal vocals. Some of these contents are very ancient and spiritual and it was one of my dreams to turn them into something different by arrangements and additions. This album has two sets – Side A and Side B. Side A has all the instrumentals. Side B has vocal oriented songs sung by me, Derick and Andrey. It will be sent for Mixing and Mastering in April last week. We hope our fans will enjoy this record.
A lot more exciting updates coming soon! Watch this space.
Now join us on Amogh Symphony Facebook Page and catch me on Instagram (Since it’s a trend. Hmm)
Namah Shivaye
Vishal J.Singh