Engineering music: City band plans second album

Group was formed by students of PES College, Mandya in 2008

Engineering music: City band plans second album

Three years after hitting the stage with their maiden album and grabbing the attention of music lovers, ‘Arohana’ — a band comprising engineering graduates, is all set to roll out their second album in February next year.

Arohana comprises vocalists Rohith and Sunil, guitarist Sachin, percussionist Avinash and lyricist Yogesh. Rohith and Sunil also write lyrics. Having been behind various pursuits during the last three years, the band has decided to release their second album next year. Despite being located at various locations including Mysore, Bangalore and Muscat, the urge to pursue a career in music has not faded during these years.

Formed in 2008 by a group of city lads, who were then studying at PES College of Engineering in Mandya, the band has already released an album besides entertaining connisseurs at the Yuva Dasara in 2009.

The latest addition to the group is Athishay, who will be vocalist for a major number of songs in upcoming second album.For a group, who had never imagined of taking music as a profession, the rousing response to their first album and performance at Yuva Dasara made sure that they were hooked to music forever.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Rohith, who currently works as a lecturer at National Institute of Engineering (NIE), said that the next album is based on social issues such as deforestation and suffering of farmers due to drought.

Mix

While the lyrics and compositions are ready, the band is now waiting for an opportunity to gather for recording. Mentioning that Arohana doesn’t deal with only one music genre, Rohith indicated that the second album comprises rock, folk rock and soft rock.

In addition to recording their second album, Arohana has also designed their own home studio. Rohith reminisced that it took them one month to ‘figure out’ the equipment and basics of sound engineering.

They plan to encourage upcoming rock bands by providing their old studio for performing or practising. At present, the band is working on a music project for a short film ‘Musukina Mabbinalli.’

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