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Watch: Mrigya Bassist Indraneel Hariharan Releases Debut Single

Sep 22, 05:13pm

The Land Of My Ancestors incorporates Bangla Folk, Carnatic melody and Ladakh's beauty.

As Indraneel Hariharan, the band and the crew wrapped up their video shoot in Ladakh, a fortunate rendezvous led to the final piece in the jigsaw. The jigsaw, in this case, was bassist Hariharan's debut solo effort; the single 'The Land Of My Ancestors' and the final piece arrived in the form of vocalist Padmashri Morup Namgyal. The Ladakhi folk singer added another element from the land of Hariharan's ancestors with his dulcet tone that features in the intro. 

 

The song also features Shiraz Bhattacharya (of Pentagram fame) who has seamlessly donned the role of drummer, director and cinematographer. Also accompanying the duo is singer-songwriter Vibha Saraf. The music video effectively captures the essence of Leh-Ladakh through the iconic dunes and the striking landscape that defines the quaint region's identity. 

 

"This is an instrumental music piece, played on the Electric Fretless Bass. It’s inspired by the fact, that I have Tamil and Bengali ancestry. So, there are shades of Bangla Folk and Carnatic Music in the composition. Adding to that would be the fact, that I am hugely influenced by Rock, Jazz-Fusion and Hindustani Classical Music, which I have been exploring with my band Mrigya, for almost two decades, and my stint with Orange Street’s early years," informs the composer.

 

The musician adds Ladakh was an impulsive choice and, moreover, complements the music that revolves around a journey traversing through vast soundscapes. 

Watch and listen to 'The Land Of My Ancestors' here: 

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