July 6, 2009 1:20:13 pm
Noted Bollywood singer Kailash Kher,who shot to fame with the famous ‘Allah Ke Bande’,says his new album ‘Kailasa Chaandan Mein’ is organic as only traditional instruments were used in creating its music.
“We have not used any electronic instrument in ‘Kailasa Chaandan Mein’. I would rather call it an organic album as only instruments like morchang,ektara,chimta,kartaal,mandolin,saaz,ud,bagal-bachcha,ravan hatha were used in all the songs,” says the sufi singer.
“This is also the first time that any of my albums has been released worldwide. I have dedicated this album to my father,who is no more,” he adds.
The album,which has music by Kailash,Naresh and Paresh,is a compilation of eight songs with tracks like ‘Chaandan Mein’,’Na Batati Tu’,’Teri Yaad Mein’ already making it to chartbusters.
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New York based World Music Label and Cumbancha Records are international launch partners of the album.
When asked about his favourite number in the album,he says,”I like all the songs in this album. But the song ‘Piya Ghar Aaweinge is close to my heart because I wrote the song after my father’s death.”
Kher’s song ‘Allah ke Bande’ from the movie ‘Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II’,made him a household name in the year 2002.
His last two albums ‘Kailasa’ and ‘Kailasa Jhoomo re’ also were record sellers. He has also composed music in films like ‘Daasvidaniya’ and ‘Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Chandni chowk to China’.
Talking about the video of the latest album,he says,”‘O Jee’ is the video song shot in the holy city Pushkar in Rajasthan. The director Rajat Nagpaal has done a very good job.”
On the usage of unique words in his songs,he says,”I have grown singing bhajans of Sant Kabir,sant. Raidas and Guru Nanak. So I try using those words in my songs also. And these words are not something new but very much Hindustani.”
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