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Mumbai Rockers Blakc Plot Third Album

The band turned an idyllic farmhouse into a
makeshift studio ahead of recording their
upcoming release

David Britto Dec 28, 2016
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Blakc. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Blakc. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Last November, Mumbai alt rockers Blakc packed up their equipment and moved into a rented bungalow in Karjat, in the outskirts of the city, for a week. The agenda was clear-cut””spend a good amount of time together playing and testing new material. Says vocalist Shawn Pereira, “We thought why not just cut off from everything and hear our songs over and over again!”

The ”˜workcation’ away from the urban jungle not only fixed the writer’s block Pereira was experiencing but also helped the band get ready to record their third album, titled The Consequence Of Feeling. Blakc were joined by sound engineer Anupam Roy, formerly of New Delhi record label and artist collective Grey and Saurian.

“The songs are shorter, riff-oriented, hard-hitting and heavier.”

Formed in 2007, the five member band””also comprising bassist Roop Thomas Philip, drummer Varun Sood and guitarists Anish Menon and Reinhardt Dias””have so far released two records, 2008’s Choking On A Dream and the 2012 banger Motheredland. Since they didn’t get into any elaborate pre production on the previous two records, they decided to try it out for their forthcoming release. Pereira says, “This time we thought about it a lot more and wanted to capture even the minute things.”

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The new record will consist of nine songs, with no track longer than four-and-a half minutes. Says Pereira, “The songs are shorter, riff-oriented, hard-hitting and heavier. We’re going back to our roots.”

The band are currently in the process of tracking the album at the city-based That Studio. The album will release in a few months, with promotions ranging from a nationwide tour as well as busking gigs at each city they hit. A couple of music videos are also in the the pipeline.

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