Debut Album, Baran:
To begin with, give us a glimpse of your musical background. When and how did your musical journey begin?
The journey began a long time ago for each of us. All four of us love and live music 24/7 and fate got us together to make some more.
How did you guys meet and what led to the serendipitous collaboration?
Parvaaz started back in 2010 when Khalid Ahamed and Kashif Iqbal met in college in Bangalore and started jamming on a couple of original compositions. The band took shape through the year and by the end of 2010 Parvaaz became a 5 piece outfit with Neil Simon on bass, Somarshi Bhattacharya on drums and Adarsh Deokota on rhythm. By mid 2011 Parvaaz turned into the four piece rock group that it is now with Sachin Banandur on drums and Fidel Dsouza on bass, Khalid on vocals and guitar and Kashif on guitar.
How would you describe Parvaaz’s soundscape? If you had to describe the world that you wished to create for your listeners through your music, how would you?
The musical landscape we try to create is one filled with ambience, crests and troughs, progressions, melodies and so on. We try not to repeat ourselves and are always in search of new sounds and structures.
How do you bring your individual sensibilities together to create a distinct, cohesive identity for your four-piece band? How easily do your personal sensibilities fall in sync?
The work output that comes out of the jam room becomes distinct over time for us from various stage experiences and rework. Personal sensibilities get worked into it, sometimes in sync and sometimes not. Its not the ease that attracts us to this line of work, but to excite and surprise ourselves.
What is your songwriting process like? How do you four ease into your space? Who brings what to the table?
Mostly the music comes first. The arrangements take a while and the lyrics usually come last. Fluidity is necessary and if some parts do not gel with others we spend more time till a wholesome composition is achieved. All four of us add our individual pieces to the puzzle and then we work till it turns into something all of us like and enjoy playing.
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