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Delhi chapter of #thefoxtrotprojectv2 recording went down smoothly

The Delhi chapter of the recording #thefoxtrotprojectv2 went down well with Delhi based Jazz trio Syncopation. The recording took place at a makeshift DIY studio built inside band leader Rishie Raj Sachdeva's Noida Duplex.

The crew taken up almost the entire 1st floor to setup drum booth and double bass booth in two different rooms and guitar setup inside the control room itself. The first day when Arijit reached the place the gears were all ready to be setup. With the help of a local techie John, he finished setup the microphones and hardware gears by 8 in the evening. Next two days were amazing working with the band which produced two tracks. The band was happy with the sound and so were we.

The mixing will start sometimes around first week of March and expected to be done within a week. Check out a sneak peak of one of the songs.

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The FOXTROT Project V2 recording continues

The FOXTROT Project V2 recording continues with Rohan Ganguli and Arunava Sonai Chatterjee. However, the recording schedule of The Bodhisattwa Trio got postponed because of a medical condition the band leader developed in his left thumb and wrist. Continue reading The FOXTROT Project V2 recording continues

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The FOXTROT Project V2.0 recording has started

TBT with Tabea Louisa at CSM

Our compilation project The FOXTROT Project V2.0 has started with recording The Bodhisattwa Trio and Neel Sarkar Project. Last Saturday the Trio performed at Calcutta School of Music as a a part of their tour with German singer/composer Tabea Louisa. Arijit recorded the entire show as a part of archiving the entire gig and possibly salvaging at least one tune for the compilation is in the making.

#neelsarkarproject records for #thefoxtrotprojectv2 today. A glimpse of their beautiful track #niffari

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Arijit will record The Bodhisattwa Trio again next month for capturing another new composition. This is going to be recorded at our studio which has been recently upgraded with new gears.

Next day to CSM recording, i.e. last Sunday, Arijit recorded Neel Sarkar with percussionist Pritam Sengupta with their acoustic track Niffari. Neel played a Persian Setar with Pritam accompanying on Duff. Their soft earthen sounding track will surely please the listeners.

The next recording is a choice between Syncopation and Rahul Guha Roy, whoever, fixes a date first. For the delhi based trio Syncopation, Arijit will be traveling to Delhi to record them in their studio. While Guha Roy has been preparing for the tracks he is intending to record between gigs and mixing sessions at our studio, the Delhi trio is sorting out scheduling conflicts and studio spaces for recording their share of contribution to be made in The FOXTROT Project V2.0

The band so far we have got confirmation from (apart from the two have already recorded) are:

  1. Syncopation
  2. Rahul Guha Roy with his ensemble
  3. Srinjay Banerjee with The Beer Puppets
  4. Maarten Visser and Holger Jetter duo
  5. Arunava Chatterjee with his ensemble
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Driftwud releases teaser of their “Find Yourself In The Light” acoustic session

Around the beginning of October we recorded Bengali band Driftwud's live performance at Weaver's Studio, Ballygunj, Kolkata. This was pretty amazing to see that how the band leader ideated and executed the entire show. Starting from stage decoration to music, everything seemed tailor-made to suite the mood. Hence we made an exception and joined hands. Bengali band Driftwud-frontman Rajarshi is a physicist by profession but a guitar gadget junky by heart. The band's music is deeply inspired by Brit-Rock and Alternative Rock bands like Coldplay, U2, Oasis and Dave Mathews.

This live concert was a part of their first of many acoustic sessions the band is planning to do next year. So keep checking this space for more information.

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The Animal Farm resurfaces all the way from the hills

The new addition last week at Amuze Records was a blues rock band, The Animal Farm led by Shillong based Singer-Songwriter Aidan Syiem. He is a find by our owner/engineer Arijit during a promotional gig for World Music Day at Jamsteady Kolkata where Aidan performed an all acoustic set of his own compositions as well as some covers of classics. Continue reading The Animal Farm resurfaces all the way from the hills

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ShredxXx's debut album is on the way

Since June Kolkata’s old school Heavy Metal band ShredxXx is in our studio recording their self-titled debut album. People who follow us through different social media, know about this and are getting first hand updates. So far almost all the tracking is done for total of 7 tracks including 2 instrumentals. Some takes of Guitar solos and backing vocal is left to be done for 3 of the songs.

Continue reading ShredxXx's debut album is on the way

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BIG FAMILY gearing up for debut album at Amuze Records

Amongst the big jubilation of our Jazz compilation, The FOXTROT Project release, we have a news to share with you which made us extremely happy. Kolkata based Blues band Big Family led by ace guitarist Rohan Ganguli (Ex-Supersonics) has signed up with us for their unnamed debut album. Continue reading BIG FAMILY gearing up for debut album at Amuze Records

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So now our artists are speaking for AMUZE Records

This is what we have created for us, a genuine name for our honest work. The young Jazz drummer Aniruddh Saha from Kolkata has something to say about us. He is currently playing in different bands as a session drummer. Continue reading So now our artists are speaking for AMUZE Records

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The FOXTROT Project: First recording done

On 27th of August, at Thursday Jazz Encounter, the first recording of The FOXTROT Project for the first band is done during a live performance. It was project:Albatross’ guitarist Nishad’s idea to catch their band live and record that. According to him, he wanted some of his original compositions with some improvisations to be on tape. Continue reading The FOXTROT Project: First recording done