Mekaal Hassan Band’s Brand New Album ‘SAPTAK’ has been released online & without under any record label. Some of the tracks in the album have already been released quite a while ago, in their debut album as well.
Chal Bulleya – the first track of the album – is making waves these days through its fabulous video . Jhok Ranjhan & Andholan video wasÂ both performance based videosÂ released by the band in the last few years. An Animated Video of Waris Shah by Zeeshan Pervaiz is ready for a year now , but it hasn’t been officially released yet.
The remaining & unheard tracks are listed below in bold with complete track list:
Chal Bulleya [4:30]
Jhok Ranjhan [4:25]
Huns Dhun [5:21]
Waris Shah [7:27]
Here are the album notes :
Saptak — Eternal Flight
Saptak is the new offering from Pakistan’s premier music group, the Mekaal Hasan Band. Coming as it does after their highly successful debut album Sampooran, the new body of work is ample testimony to MHB’s high quality and commitment to this difficult path of taking the best of two disparate elements and fusing them into one memorable musical outpouring…
Mekaal Hasan, the spirit behind MHB’s success, has long believed that fusion cannot be simply mixing eastern instruments with western or singing eastern melodies against a jazz-rock setting. True fusion requires an in-depth and serious study of the two streams, an understanding of what makes them whole and of then merging, blending and fusing the two so that what appears is not a mixture but music of strong identity. It is this spirit that has driven the band to seek new avenues in a field maligned by those who have maintained a shallow understanding of the music involved.
Where Sampooran was mysterious and haunting, Saptak soars with an uplifted mood that makes it at once brighter, daring and inspiring. The album features the work of Bulleh Shah, the mystic poet whose work is beginning to inspire a new generation, Shah Hussain and the poetess Amrita Pretam along with bandishes that flow down to us from the great musical exponents of the South Asian subcontinent. Each musical journey is magical, made memorable by the strong bass lines laid down by Amir Azhar, with breathtaking solo flights from Mohammad Ahsan’s flutes, Javed Bashir’s fiery and heart stopping vocal renditions and amidst all this, Mekaal’s deft and musically inspiring touches of guitars drifting in and out of the melodies, panning effortlessly from side to side and creating a unique atmosphere of musical excellence. Against this formidable quartet, John Louis Pinto and British percussionist Pete Lockett, weave their magic and provide just the right rhythmic drive that makes Saptak an album that tempts repeated listening at many levels.
Saptak means the completion of the 12 notes of the musical scale with it’s Western equivalent being the musical octave. It is apparent that this unique album from the Mekaal Hasan Band is destined to go up and up.
Still waiting for any thing ?Â I guess I have provided all the details about the album . If you are looking for complete album’s download link , DOWNLOAD IT, but only after purchasing it online 🙂
P.S: We have got our hands on the album & its really very different & mature album & a must buy. We dont want to upload the album & hurt the artist. Chall Bulleya is just a trailor .Buy the complete album online from CD baby & Listen to the genuine & legal music.Â The band has not received a lumpsum amount from any record label so in order to support them we are taking this step. Hope you guys would understand.