Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Phenom - An Indian Hacker-Geek Rock Band



Let me say it real slow. Phenom is an...

Indian...
Hacker...
Geek...
Rock Band!!!


I am sure I am going to love this combination. I just checked out the title song from their latest album entitled "Unbound".

Unbound

She was at the cross roads of her life
It was time to make a choice
She could have turned and walked away
but she chose to stay .. she said

"I don't want to be another ordinary one, mediocre
I'd rather be so much more ..."

Waves crashing by and light all around
So much to tell, the stories abound
Riding on hope, though fate will decide
Goes on the searching soul ... UNBOUND

It could have been anybody else
Happened on any other day
She could have turned and walked away
But she chose to stay ... she said

"I don't want to be another ordinary one, mediocre
I'd rather be so much more ..."

Ceaseless struggle going on
As she carries on her quest for the truth
A drooping gait, a tired gallop
Goes on the searching soul ... UNBOUND

BTW, all the songs from their latest album are available for free download, under the terms of the Creative Commons license! (Why?)

Check out the history of Phenom.

While Phenom "categorises" itself as a Classic and Progressive Rock band, their music really spans many genres, and the talented members of the group have never allowed "categories" to limit their experiements in music. An example of this is their instrumental "Resurgence", which appears to be a metal number, with underlying prog rhythms. Another is the deceptively "ethnic" startup of "Unbound", which then goes on to build into an awesome crescendo of rock, metal, prog and and strong melodic overtones. And just when you think you have their style pinned down, they come up with "A Little Step" - a song about peace that is so completely different in style, yet uniquely recognisable as a Phenom song.

They appear to have performed at Linux Bangalore Conference in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Oh Boy! That's one more reason I am going to try and be at Linux Bangalore 2005. I couldn't make it to Linux Bangalore 2004.

[Phew! I got some time today to read through some blogs after many days. Found this over at Atul Chitnis' blog.]

1 comment:

Alpha0 said...

Nice one. I downloaded one alubum and listened to it..
Its kewl.