Spectrum band recently launched their album “Spectrum-When Melody Speaks” at Music Kafe. Present at the launch of this music album was Arnab Bhattacharya, Gaurab Chatterjee (also known as Gaboo), Pradip Chatterjee (Flutist of Mohiner Ghoraguli), Stephane Amalir (Director, Alliance Francaise), Lasnier Pierre Antoine (Cultural coordinator of Alliance Francaise) and the members of the band, Spectrum.
Speaking on the occasion, Arnab Bhattacharya who is also a member of this band said “The band Spectrum is mainly an Indian Classical music band. This is the first album of the band. We are really hopeful that the music of the album will be appreciated by the audience. The musicians in this band maintain the decorum of various kinds of music and also try to create something new”. The idea of this band was developed by Arnab Bhattacharya who is also a well known Sarod player.
The album consists of eight compositions. First child was composed when a close friend of Arnab Bhattacharya gave birth to a baby girl. The song is basically dedicated to the child. The other composition Dohon is one of the most popular compositions of the band and hence has been included in this album. The other compositions which feature in this album are “Dreams on Strings”, “Final bullet”, “Irish”, “Fire in the ocean”, “Arabic” and “When melody speaks”(classical rag based composition). Rajdeep Karmakar (lead), Sayanjit Ghosh (Bass), Sunayan Das (Guitar), Sumon Debnath (keyboard) and Tamal Mondol (drums) are the other members of this band.
Stephane Amalir was full of praises for Arnab Bhattacharya and his band. He heard the band play a few months ago at an event on World Music Day (21st June) held at the Allainace Francaise, Kolkata. When he was invited to come for the album launch of the band, Stephanie was very happy to be a part of this endeavor.
The Audio Music Album is full of compositions which are pleasing for the ears and the album promises to be a musical treat for the listeners.
Report and Photographs by: Priyanka Dutta