BOMBAY BLACK (1999/2002)



Prologue : Lets Go Back to 1999 - Bombay Black was a collective of musicians and bands formed in 1999 in Bombay (not known as Mumbai yet). Musical hedonism and insurgent motivation would borrow from electronica, rock, fusion, rap and jazz to baptize this collective. Never formalized in any way imaginable now, The Bombay Black crew created a genuine ruckus in the indie music circles of India circa 2000. Their music created a domino effect which was to be felt more than a decade on in India. Produced by Lindsay D, Samrat B, Paresh K & Randolf C, these two albums remain to date as the most ecletic and electronic adventures created to represent an Indian subculture. That of Bombay, during 1998 - 2002. Volume 1 and 2 showcased a gamut of DIY producers and composers such as Anand Subaya, Abhijeet Nalani, Dhruv Ghanekar, T2, Tyrone and Floyd Fernandez, Vishal Dadlani, Kurt and Karl Peters, Jaydeep Thirumalai on various songs and in various production combos. Inspired and plotted in primary home studios ( dotted along the suburbia of Bombay) : The recording sessions were stoked with acid-jazz, drum&bass, trip hop, post-rock and pure experimental forms, as one can be hear on the two albums : The persistent idea of Bombay Black is borne out a direct need to create a unique yet hybrid form. Back then, it was the "in" sound of Bombay. The collective, comprising of nine members travelled to United States to perform at the Inland Invasion Festival in California, in August 2001. Post the tour, and further home grown collaborations and much deliberation, Bombay Black #2 was released in 2002. A much awaited and much critically viewed follow up to Volume 1 - brighter and somewhat commercial, the album featured new musicians, reflecting shades of jazz, pop and RnB alongside the experimental and crossover tunes. Bombay Black was a brilliant wave that eventually crashed around 2003, as the core propagators drifted away.

The involved 'junta' of musicians and producers gradually trailed out into their respective careers, ambitions and instruments - while some made it to the track and sound of Bollywood, some carved out definitive indie careers as some ventured into sessions, sound engineering and films. Into the new millennia, the music of Bombay Black had acquired an undeniable retro-sonic charm. The re-call value of the music and the collective remained strong, especially in Bombay, Delhi & Pune. The re-issue of the 2 compilations comes to life after a decade long under-buzz in circles of indie music in India.

Listen and share the sounds of the erstwhile Bombay Underground // Bombay Black as a statement via recorded music from 1999/2002.

D  O W N L O A D • B O M B A Y B L A C K
BOMBAY BLACK VOLUME ONE 118MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?xvoh7a1av99ubj3


BOMBAY BLACK VOLUME TWO 134MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?865l03yfgjad4zc


DOWNLOADS (06/2017) : 24098 via mediafire+dropbox+googledrive
ORIGINAL 'BB' WEBSITE [®March2000]
http://www.bombayblack.50megs.com/bombayblackidea.htm





MEANWHILE, THERE IS SOME NEWS ! THE OFFICIAL WORDS IS OUT BOMBAY BLACK IS BACK 2015 !
http://audiopervert.blogspot.in/2015/08/bombayblack.html


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