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Kaav comprised of Syam N Pai on Guitars, Shabeer P Ali on Bass & Arun S Kumar on Drums is highly rated band who has emerged as a force to be reckoned with their self titled E.P Kaav, 2010. This E.P was voted as the best E.P of the year 2010 by online indie music magazine indiecison (NH7.in) and had received raving reviews in various leading national newspapers and other medium. The Song ‘Daya’ was also featured in Coldplay’s website.
The band is based in Vypin Island, Kerala, India. The seclusion of the place brings several limitations. But the natural beauty and the coastal lifestyle have an immense influence on the nature of the band’s music. Kaav’s music draws influences from Indian classical & Folk music, Rock, Metal, World Music, Jazz Fusions, Blues, Prog, Psy and Alternative.The word ‘Kaav’ was taken from ‘Kaavu’ or ‘Kaavukal’ which in Malayalam means the traditional shrines, forests, where so many folk stories, art forms like ‘Theyyam’, ‘Koodiyatam’ etc. originated. Fears, mysteries, superstitions, religion and spirituality were always associated with Kaav which is also the meeting place of the human psyche.

Kaav's debut album ‘Rhapsody of Rains’ consisting of eight songs is an attempt by the band to further its musical expeditions into more progressive terrains while still retaining its indigenous roots as well as diverse influences. Recorded at ‘Liquid Music Studio’ based in Kochi, the album is produced and mixed by Baiju Dharmajan and mastered by Ty Degroff of ‘The Final Sound’. The album cover features photograph by Thulasi Kakkat.


Rhapsody of Rains' will be available for both digital and physical purchase. Cochym has partnered with the leading digital distributors CD baby for the worldwide digital distribution of album and it's singles through Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and host of other online Music Shops. The CD's are being made available for purchase in India, through their distribution partner Flipkart.

As pre-empt to the album launch, the first single ‘Thee’ hit the air waves in April and the music video was also released on YouTube. The video is a tribute to the Avant Grande film maker John Abraham'scult Malayalam movie Amma Ariyaan.

Album Details
ALBUM : Rhapsody of Rains
PRODUCED BY : Baiju Dharmajan
RELEASED : June 2012
PUBLISHED BY : Cochym
RECORDED : Liquid Music Studio, Kochi (April 2011)
ENGINEERED BY : Robin Thomas & Joby A.Y
MIXED BY : Baiju Dharmajan & Kaav
PHOTOGRAPHY (Cover) : Thulasi Kakkat
PHOTOGRAPHY (Band) : Prashanth Chandran (Gulfu)

A compete track listing of the album reads as follows:
1. Āadi : 3.43
2. Fears Mysteries : 6.12
3. Kaalichan : 10.34
4. Thee : 6.49
5. Sulthan : 8.43
6. Rhapsody of Rains : 6.25
7. Vida : 5.31
8. Tripping Shanthi : 4.31

All music written by Kaav

Musicians:

Syam N Pai – Electric and Acoustic guitars
Shabeer P Ali – Bass guitar, Voice on 'Sulthan'
Arun S Kumar – Drums
Guest Artists

Baiju Dharmajan – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals on 'Vida', Percussion on 'Fears Mysteries', 'Vida', &'Sulthan'.
Ahana Baiju – Backing Vocals on 'Vida' and 'Kaalichan'
Sukhu – Backing Vocals and Aalaap on 'Kaalichan'
Manoj Abraham – Voice on 'Kaalichan'
Joby A.Y - Voice on 'Vida'
Thulasi Kakkat – Words for 'Kaalichan'

Note: FX on 'Thee' taken from the Malayalam movie 'Amma Ariyaan' by John Abraham, FX (Pandi Melam) on 'Kalichan' taken from live recording of Pandi Melam by Peruvanam Kuttan Marar and group at Trissur Pooram.

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