Swatantra plays a distinctly different type of music, which is previously unheard in the landscape of Assamese music.
Clarity is one of the hallmarks of Swatantra’s signature sound. The expressions rise and fall seamlessly and the music
remains lucid throughout. While the keyboards, synthesizers and percussions lend a definitive new-age flair to the music,
the melodies are conspicuously Assamese. Lyrically and thematically, the songs echo the hopes and dreams as well as the
frustrations of today’s people.
|The Logo of the Band
Recently, Swatantra has released their debut video single Ubhoti Naahu Ghuri, which is being broadcasted on the
leading TV channels in Assam. The band’s eponymous debut album Swatantra is slated for release around mid-January, 2011.
The title song Swatantra speaks about unbridled freedom - freedom from all cares and worries of life.
Notun Dinor Xurobhi is all about hope - hope despite the ominous face of our present political and
socio-economic realities. Ubhoti Naahu Ghuri echoes the aspirations of some of today’s youth - their
flight for glory. With Aakaaxi Osinaaki, the band journeys into the realms of extra-terrestrial
escapism - this is a light-hearted song about aliens and UFOs - but intensely experimental. Mukoli Mon Mukto Aakaax
is yet another light-hearted track - the song is about reclaiming the teenage dreams during adulthood.
The song 30.10.2008 has the Guwahati blasts (30.10.2008) as the central thought. Aeti Prarthona is a
prayer for the common man. Finally, Riturey Xur speaks about the change of seasons and is an experiment
with the most popular Assamese folk instruments - Dhul, Pepa and Gogona.
The album has been Produced by Chiranjeev Kalita and Manoj Borah for Swatantra Music Productions. Recording for
the album has been conducted at Elson Studios, Chennai and Noisegate Studios, Guwahati, and mixed by Bob Phukan at
Aura Studios, Chennai. All of the tracks have been mastered by Andy Bartow at Blackdog Mastering Studios, Tampa, FL, USA.
The video for the song Ubhoti Naahu Ghuri has been Produced and Directed by Kashyap Das.
Music: Chiranjeev Kalita
Lyrics: Manoj Borah
Pallab Phukan: Vocals, Guitars
Chiranjeev Kalita: Guitars, Keyboards and Drums/Synthesizers Programming
Prasanta Das: Bass
The songs of the Swatantra can be listened to in their website Swatantramusic.com.
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