The album tries to bring about the feeling of singing in one’s own home/room/practise space, everything recorded live with hardly any alterations done later.
None of the songs are recorded in studios, but in old houses and buildings of Kolkata.
It features 3 Bengali traditional spiritual/folk songs, one original and one Nepali traditional Gandharva folk tune. All the songs are recorded in a “one take one go” process with hardly any scope of post production, aiming at documenting the truest moments of everyday singing at home, in an uninterrupted way.
“The album, as the name suggests is a tribute to friendship, a humble present to my dearest friend Mr. Satyaki Banerjee, perhaps the most beautiful musician and human being I have met in my little life. It also refers to the understanding of a home or a beloved, who only exists in our dreams of an undivided world, and then in the derelicts of the dream itself.
Special thanks to Sayan Ghosh for recording mixing and mastering this album flawlessly.
Gratitude to First Flush, Kolkata and Mr. Raja Sinha Roy for letting me record in their abodes.
My love and never ending good wishes to Koustav Dey and Nancy Mounir (Egypt), for joing me with the guitar, flute and violin in some of the songs and making them sound so beautiful.” – Arko
Tracks and instruments used
- Nishithe Jaiyo (Sheikh Bhanu, Sylhet)
- Michhey Moro (Bengali Traditional)
- Murshid Nijer Deshey Jaay (Feat. Nancy Mounir,from Egypt on Violin)
- Nishshongota (Original, Feat. Koustav Dey on Guitar)
- Bala Joban (Nepali traditional Gandharva Song. Feat. Nancy Mounir on Flute and Koustav Dey on Guitar)
Digitally released worldwide
Physical copies exclusively available at First Flush Gariahat, Golpark.
21/2, Gariahat Rd, Ballygunge Gardens, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
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Arko's official name is Arka Mukherjee.
However as an artist he chooses to use the name Arko Mukhaerjee.