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1. Kashmakash-Qa’ar-Urooj (Intro track)
All songs written, performed and (co)-produced by Samar Mehdi.
Engineered, mixed and mastered/co-produced by Aman Arakh. (Aman dedicates his contribution on this EP to his late grandmother, Shri Sumitra Devi, who passed away while this EP was in the works. “For what you made out of my father, who is the light of the entire family, may your love and affection forever find a way through to us. Farewell.”)
Reinterpretations’ Origins’ Art by Sarah Khan.
-25% of the proceeds from all purchases of the EP go to Tamahar Trust, a Bangalorebased non-profit working in the field of child disability.
-Urooj has songs that were originally written by Samar between a period stretching from 2014 to 2018 (coincidentally, one song from each year). Samar’s reinterpretations refer to his re-writing of these and his other songs in his solo format.
-This EP has not been recorded or mixed in any studio. It been recorded in the sameroom that all the songs were (re-)written by Samar and then mixed by Aman in a stringof places – from the room, to inside buses, trains and planes – owing to Samar’s travels throughout the period that the EP was being produced. Aman, being his live engineer too, went along with him and they carried working the EP before and after the shows.
Personal Note :
“Urooj would not have been possible without the efforts of Sarah Mehdi (first reviewer, analyst), Kunal Malhotra (backbone to everything), Aman Arakh (engineer, producer), Shivani Sharma (website, research), Farah Ahmad (EP art), Sarah Khan (all other Reinterpretations’ Arts), Sharon Peter (“spread the word” for the website). Apart from that, I want to thank my parents and family, Dhairya Anand, Arya Anand, Anisha Lanewala, Animesh Chaurasia, Dylogg Coworking, Shwetang Shankar, Yashvardhan Vasaniya, Suhas Thobbi, Rahul Nair, Siraj Zaidi, Siddharth Basrur, Vishal Gore, Syed Aaqib, Meghdeep Bose, Worker Bee family, Adanj Productions’ family, Asif Zaidi for their direct and indirect contributions to my life that have been quintessential to Urooj in their own way.”