Colaba Point is a Mumbai based jam band/recording project with a strong DIY ethic and an appetite for long repetitive jams. Their sound oscillates between jazz, blues, psychedelic rock and trip hop and it is a very casual and informal outfit that until now got together once in a while to jam. In its current state, the band comprises of Rukmini Roy on vocals, Abhishek Denzil on drums, Ankur Chugh on guitars, bass, loops, melodica and Rohan Kadam on vocals, guitars, bass, loops and keyboards. Rohan also writes the songs for the band and records them at home. Rohan and Abhishek were previously a part of the Mumbai based alternative rock quartet Human Abstract (2003-2009).
They have so far released two albums – Colaba Point (2011) – an album comprising mostly of their initial impromptu jams which were recorded live on a portable audio recorder and Mildly Idyllic (2012) – their latest album which is inspired by a range of topics from traffic jams and Anna Hazare’s campaign last year to existentialism and fancy dinners. Both these albums maintain the band’s distinct lo-fi sound, generous use of live samples and have minimalist arrangements that separate their music from the bulk currently out there. Listeners have in the past drawn comparisons of their sound to that of artists like Massive Attack, Norah Jones, Portishead, Sigur Ros, Phish and Devendra Banhart.
A very relaxing and lazy feel to this album, something you’d listen to on a warm Sunday afternoon … Gorgeous.
Download the album here: http://colabapoint.bandcamp.com/