Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Indian-Western Music fusion scene -- Bhayanak Maut??? Not quite

There is a rich, diverse and vibrant fusion that is already rocking the underground music circles. An esoteric mix of the Indian with the western is being experimented with, leading to brilliantly interesting results. Not just that, the Indian bands that play hardcore rock without any overtones of Indian influences are pretty good by themselves (examples being Demonic Resurrection and Zero among others).

Its overly repeated and therefore has become somewhat of a cliche but I repeat it anyway. This kind of experimentation in particular and the fusion of cultures in general, is good, not bad.

This post on Indian rock scene is one of the many that I am planning to write in an attempt to explore the current musical experimentation that is going on in India especially in Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and the North East.

I'll go meet the Dean now. Will come back to write more perhaps.

PS : The "Bhayanak Maut" referred to in the title is an Indian metal band. It kicks ass and has one of the best names you could have for a band! Jai Hind!

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