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post #1 of 9
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Yesterday I discovered an interesting Post/Math Rock instrumental band from Kerala called 'Kaav'' and I was impressed. I went ahead and bought their EP as well as the album.

 

Website: KAAV

 

Check out their website for streaming tracks.

 

 

Bio

Kaav-biopic

Kaav is an Indian trio instrumental band formed in 2009 by Syam N Pai (Guitar), Shabeer P Ali (Bass) and Arun S Kumar (Drums). The Vypin Island, Kerala based band released their eponymous E.P of three tracks in September 2010. The E.P was produced by guitar maestro Baiju Dharmajan. Kaav EP received raving reviews from various newspapers, magazines and several international websites and was selected as the NO 1 Indian Indie EP of the year 2010 by online music magazine 'Indiecision'.

Kaav's debut album titled 'Rhapsody of Rains' consisting of eight songs released in June 2012. Produced by Baiju Dharmajan, the album is an attempt by Kaav to further its musical expeditions into more progressive terrains while still retaining its indigenous roots as well as diverse influences.

The word Kaav comes from Kaavu; the sacred groves of Kerala. They are the aboriginal worship places where serpents, goddesses and ancestral spirits dwell in. Kaavu flows organically in space, with dense tropical vegetation redefining its contours. The secret chambers of Kaavu generate many stories, songs and legends. The ritualistic practices associated with Kaavu form a rich source of folkloric art. Kaavu plays with the subliminal chords of cultural memory. This is the mythical, mystical and magical location that reverberates down the ears.

 

Kaav is

Syam N Pai - Guitar
Shabeer P Ali - Bass
Arun S Kumar - Drums

 

 

 

post #2 of 9
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Just to add some insight... Imagine Don Caballero meeting Failure(Ken Andrews forgot to show up) and Mogwai in a Toddy shop near Bharathapuzha...  In short, take the base of post/math rock and mix it with Kerala/Malayalam traditional folk elements and finally top it off with fuzzy elements of jazz, smell of rain, dying spirit of communism and nostalgia.

 

 

post #3 of 9

Heard this band a year ago, from an article on Baiju Dharmajan's other creative routes..

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by wrathzombie View Post

Yesterday I discovered an interesting Post/Math Rock instrumental band from Kerala called 'Kaav'' and I was impressed.

 

 

I know about only one rock band from Kerala. It's called Avial. They released one album in 2008 and several songs for the Malayalam movie Salt'N'Pepper ( 2011).

 

 

post #5 of 9
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Everyone knows Avial beerchug.gif. I mean they are much more popular

post #6 of 9

 

Some of the best Kerala has to offer! .. Folk Rock. 

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by facilitator View Post

 

Some of the best Kerala has to offer! .. Folk Rock. 

 

I hate Motherjane. I hate Suraj Mani. gs1000.gif.

 

I still feel Avial and Kaav are much better than Muthafakinjane,

post #8 of 9

I think the solos of the Baiju Dharmajan are one of the best from the Indian Music Scene. They are very Indian Classical sounding. Avial is good too ...but I  wouldn't put Kaav in this class really..

post #9 of 9
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I think Avial is great but have never been able to rate Motherjane as high as them. Also, I have not heard any math rock instrumental bands from India who bring out the flavor of Kerala. I have to disagree my friend. Kaav is spectacular.

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