The much-anticipated second studio album of folk-fusion band Joler Gaan is set for release tomorrow. Titled “Patalpurer Gaan”, the album will consist of a total of 11 tracks, including an instrumental and a film soundtrack.
A host of programmes have been chalked out for the release. The album will be launched at a live studio concert at Channel i at 2:30pm tomorrow (June 1), immediately following which the album will be found at outlets of fashion houses Deshal and Jatra, along with music stores. Apart from the CD, the album will also be launched online at the concert. Later at 11pm, the band will perform live at Radio Shadhin marking the release.
Joler Gaan has been actively doing music since 2006, and received vast popularity a few years ago among listeners of all ages and tastes, with their fresh, innovative sounds from custom-designed instruments, free-flowing lyrics and engaging, theatrical live performances. Their first album, “Otol Joler Gaan” was released last year and was received very well by the audience.
Some of the tracks in the album have already gained popularity among the band's fans through live performances, like “Ghum Bhangania Gaan”, Baula Batash”, “Ekaki Ashor” and “Andhar Raite”, while some entirely new material is also being promised for it. Front-man Rahul Anand has written and composed most of the songs, with one of them, “Ar Nai Keu” is a Jibananda Das poem.
Dedicated to all mothers, “Patalpurer Gaan” promises to be rich in the flavours that has made Joler Gaan one of the most-loved musical acts of the last few years, while keeping an element of surprise that has been equally important in the group's success.