Lonamati – Krosswindz

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Born in 1990, Krosswindz is a Kolkata-based band that primarily consists of the wife-husband duo of Chandrani [vocals, lyrics] and Vikramjit “Tuki” Banerjee [music composer, producer, guitarist], who have been churning out recordings since 1993. While they have varied their styles through the years, at the musical heart of the matter is what the band refers to as the urbanisation of Bengal’s folk music and, since then, they have developed a style all of their own. Keeping that in mind, “Lonamati” – which is sung in their mother tongue – shows a strong desire to experiment by guitarist Vikramjit and push the boundaries of a predominantly acoustic format, displaying progressive compositional leanings during the last minute of the song that takes a surprising tangent in tempo from its beginnings, supported throughout by Chandrani’s astute vocals. “Lonamati” is one of the lead tracks of Krosswindz’ ‘Jhora Palok’ album.

 

Listen and Download the songs here: http://www.artistaloud.com/krosswindz

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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