Songs having unique simplicity and notes surpassing all genres that keeps the listener serene, spellbound and peaceful. That’s Indian Ocean for you, the oldest independent musical band in India With the beat and tune of Hindustani Classical Music and the lyrical influence and passion of rock, the band now makes a comeback with their brand new album 16/330 Khajoor Road after a gap of 5 long years.
“The last five years we were busy working on different tracks and had movie projects, however, Bollywood being so fickle the projects did not go on floor and we retained our bank of songs and were finally ready with an album. Indian Ocean works in a laid back fashion, even last time we took four years to release our last album. It takes time for us to cook the music and be happy with it,” says Dhruv Jagasia, the manager of the band.
When asked about the odd name of the album, Jagasia explains that the name is very special to the band because they have been practicing at the address for years now. “We have been practicing at the place for the past 18 years and when it is time to move to new place. This is a special album as it is an ode to that place,”
The band refuses to accept the description of their band as fusion music and prefers it to be called ‘involved music.’ “The album has its high and lows and it has hard core rock and laid back classical music. The composition is fairly different from our previous work,” says Jagasia adding on a sad note that it would also be the last album having Asheem Chakravarty, the founder of the band.
The band has also made popular contributions in Bollywood movies like Black Friday and will have two of their tracks coming up in Aamir Khan’s next production Peepli Live, which is set to be released in August. “We don’t care whether its mainstream or not but we will not curb our style and music to be a part of Bollywood,” said Jagasia on a non commercial note typical of India Ocean..
The album will be available on their site from July 25.