Humnasheena & Jilted – Music UnLtd.

Formed in 2014 in Mumbai by Milin [also known as Milind Chitnavis], his band – that goes by the name Music UnLtd. – continues to surprise, launching a 4-track Hindi album called ‘Humnasheena’ simultaneously with a 7-track English album called ‘Jilted’.  In indulging in reggae as it opening track – on both albums – Milin takes a complete tangent from the band’s domain expertise in rock and its variants, be it sung in English or in Hindi.

Singing in multiple languages is, of course, not a bad thing if you are adept at it, as it caters to different audiences. Nevertheless, the content on both albums is listenable, mainly because it is varied,  with all the songs composed and written by Milin [who also plays guitar and sings], with lyrics on the Hindi-language album, ‘Humnasheena’, being shared by Tushar Bhatia, Ibrahim Ashq, and Farooque Rehman. Notable of the dual language songs are the keyboard-based ballad “Kuch Pyaar Se Ab Yaar Chal” [the English equivalent is “Slow And Easy”] which contains melodious flute interludes, and the mid-tempo ”Jana Kahaan Hai” [“What Is My Calling?” in English], which is a likable guitar-based track overlaid by keyboards. The other track that rings in the feel of retro, yet managing to steer away from that bygone era by sounding fresh, is the lovely, mellow “Baahon Mein Baahein” [“Suspicious Stares” in English] with percussion reminiscent of Mr. Mister’s “Broken Wings”.

Music UnLtd.’s influences may be manifold, but the one that comes out clear to me is progressive rock. Nevertheless, nearly all the tracks seem to have been nurtured as labors of love, but what is simply compelling on this collection from Music UnLtd. is their ability to captivate the listener with its arrangements. Well done, Milin!

 

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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