The Aristocrats: Live in New Delhi

Progressive music seems to have embraced the term ‘supergroup’. There have been countless collaborations between talented musicians in an attempt to make one cohesive piece of music designed to impress technically and musically. However, in many cases, these groups have not been able to capture the talents of each individual equally and simultaneously create music…

The Astonishing: Album Review

Dream Theater is a band known for high levels of technical proficiency, complex compositions often involving odd time signatures, and long anthemic works. All these elements of their music are present in this album, but they serve as tools to tell a fantastical story, complete with a cast of characters. The Astonishing is a true…

Album Review: No No No

Beirut has never been one for conformity. From Eastern European sounds to French chamber melodies and Mexican brass, Condon and company have experimented with a sweeping variety of music. Still, every song sounds distinctly like the band. With No No No, they attempt to recreate their musical style. Shedding their usual trumpet, ukulele and accordion…

Teachers’ Day/Freshers 2015

The annual teachers’ day event was held on 7th September 2015 and as is customary, so was the official freshers’ event. The evening started off with the Registrar’s usual eloquence, mixed in with bouts of shaayari. The performances started with Sidharth (Year IV) who played the Airtel tune and Tum Hi Ho on the Melodica.…

Album Review: The Book of Souls

  Any Iron Maiden release is eagerly awaited by their throngs of fans world over and ‘The Book of Souls’ was no different.  Coming of the back of ‘The Final Frontier’ where Maiden explored a more conceptualised direction rather than a full blooded New Wave of British Heavy Metal path, ‘The Book of Souls’ was…

An Open Letter to the Bollywood Music Composers of Today

Dear “Music Directors”, This is not about the fact that every second song in Bollywood has the words “daaru” and “party” in it. This is not about the fact that auto tune overshadows the actual voice of every singer in every goddamn song that is released. This is not even about the fact that a…

Metal Misunderstood

The Metal genre has been around for a little more than half a century and has received more flak and criticism from various quarters of the society.  Arguments against the music genre have been repeated over the years ranging from, ‘oh, they’re a bunch of talentless hacks’ to ‘goodness gracious, they’re devil worshippers!’ Let’s straighten…