Maximum City is an amalgamation of everything we've experienced the last year and a half. We've been inspired by sights, sounds and everything this strange city has shown us. Dramatic, unbalanced, confused and almost eccentric. Still, Bangalore exists and survives with it it's abnormalities. We've tried to be as honest as we could in our songs in the hope that someone else feels the way that we do. Our songs cross the boundaries of multiple genres and compartmentalizing it to a particular genre would not do the songs justice. They've taken the directions of our various moods throughout the past year.
It's been quite a journey, with more downs than ups, but we had the determination to stick through it and this album is the vision we've been hounding. This album is dedicated to all the fans who have stayed by our side so patiently. We will never stop making music and hopefully, make your lives a little better and a little brighter.
Here are some reviews of our music we've received over the year :
"Once in a while there comes a band which instils this overwhelming urge to write gushing reviews about them every time they come up with something new. Allegro Fudge is one such band. For an outfit so low key, they make music which is anything but that. It’s one of those bands who take the immense power of music and shift your world a little towards the right. That’s the thing about their music, it’s so relatable and honest without being too clichéd. It almost seems like they pick up the guitar and lay down a track whenever there’s an intense enough experience or feeling"
-Mahima Mathur - The Score Magazine
“Allegro Fudge is an acoustic band that has all the makings of being a very powerful exponent of their sort of music, even though they say it hasn’t been defined yet. We’d say they’re an acoustic post-pop/lively folk sort of ensemble. Expressly melodic and dominated by resonating piano pieces, the band has some really interesting musical material up for offer.”
-Microsoft Networks (MSN) India
“If you listen to AF, you will find it’s true to its name when it comes to the ‘fudge’ part, the band churns out ‘soulful’ music using elements of folk, blues, rock and roll with a wee bit off jazz and funk sprinkled over here and there. AF’s music is like aged scotch served ‘on the rocks’, bloody refreshing, mature and you feel every bit of it going through you and the aftertaste lingers around reminding you of the various elements like a painter’s palette.”
-Prashanth Vidyasagar - Bangalore Mirror
“If you are in the mood for music that’s unbound by genre compartmentalization; music that sounds fresh, yet involuntarily refuses to comply with music television’s ISO 2011 fad standards, Allegro Fudge might just be the sweetest discovery waiting to be played. A bunch of happy, sweetly skilled musicians; these men have plenty to say, but little to bitch, crib, or moan about. That’s fresh.”
-Varun Goswami - The Underground.in
“In the ever so wild a marathon of beastly insane lads and lasses trying almost everything to make it sound right in their songs, you might not have to take the stride of your imagination to a cluster of extremely talented folks limiting it to the acoustic nodes and still having a varied and notable audience”
-Sahil Sharma - Emaho Magazine
“Allegro Fudge is a band that plays original music which goes beyond the lines drawn by musical genres. The songs have a distinct flavour. Their music sounds a whole lot different with strong influences from Blues, Country and Pop music. This band from Bangalore is sure to go places. We are eagerly waiting for their debut album. ”
“The group that tries to stick to a mostly acoustic sound, chooses not to wear a ‘genre-specific’ label just yet allowing them to play the field and dabble in a bit of everything from classical to pop to undertones of soul. Not new to the indie music scene, band members have been around for a while; they moonlight with other acts and bring their experiences and versatile tastes to the mix.”
-Anurag Shankar - Meteorik Online
“This Bengaluru-based outfit keeps things simple on 'Colors Fly'. Jason Zachariah's lilting piano phrases direct a sprightly composition through a lush, soaring melody. Saahas Patil's throaty vocals resound ringingly within the bouyant soundscape built by Joey Skeezix's sparkling guitar riffs and drummer Deepak Raghu's unimposing rythm. The track flirts with pop optimism elemental to the mix of outfits like the Goo Goo Dolls and Hanson. Allegro Fudge sweetens this ditty just right, keeping it sappy but happy." Colors Fly - Indian Pick for the month of March,2011 by the Rolling Stone magazine.”
-Neha Sharma - Rolling Stone Magazine
“With their instantly lovable compositions, Allegro Fudge has been steadily growing their audience. The songs which rely heavily on mesmerizing piano riffs and clear vocals are a perfect epitome of musical sweetness. With dearth of good rock bands in this country Allegro Fudge has the essentials that make it stand out from the rest. Definitely ‘the band’ to watch out for in 2011”