Sound Emotions


Published: February 15, 2020 12:15:01 am

Shitalchandra Kulkarni
(Written by Ajinkya Kawale)
When Pune-based music composer and guitarist Shitalchandra Kulkarni is asked about the genre of his recently released tracks, he does not have an answer. “Every track has been given a unique flavour that it demanded,” says Kulkarni. For Endless, he has played the instruments and carried out the entire process of composition, production and sound designing. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. “As far as engineering recording is concerned, two engineers Gaurav Korgaonkar and Shreedhar Deshpande have handled music synthesis and album mixing respectively. Dark street portrays a blend of feelings such as loneliness and fear, while the moods of water, from aggression and calmness are communicated through the classical-based track named Water. The album, titled Endless, is an account of his thoughts put in music. While it is easier to convey emotions through vocals, it is a complex task to set an aura and communicate any message when employing instrumental music. “The entire process, right from brainstorming to production, has been executed in Pune,” he adds. Kulkarni has been a composer, teacher, multi-instruentalist and performer for three decades. There was a lot of production involved and every track in the album is based on a context. The core idea of my project is the replacement of vocals with instruments,” he says. The tracks are available on music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Gaana, Saregama, iTunes and Apple Music, among others. Take me through is a composition that mixes rock, classical and EDM. Delhi-based Songdew.com has handled the distribution and promotion of the album. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. In 2014, my second band, Tungztin released the single called Such na mana hai,” he adds. “Endless is a solo guitar, instrumental album and was born from my desire to experiment with instrumental music. He has been a part of the stage, screen, private festivals and corporate gigs. “My journey began with my first band, Tallfathins, which won the national competition called Live Wire at IIT Mumbai in 1990. The December release was the first part of a three-part presentation of 16 tracks that will be put out over the year. Kulkarni, who began recording the album in 2016 and released six tracks in December, was simply trying to put into practise the ideas that he had. Sanpage Productions has taken care of the mastering,” he says. For the music to sound universal that is, similar on every device, the track is required to undergo the process of mastering. The first number, Super ride, contains an element of speed while the second track, Run for cover, symbolises a speedy ride amid an anxious search for shelter.