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Verses and Visions

by Dhruv Bhate

Raw but melodic, always honest and occasionally quirky, Dhruv's debut album was recorded over three days during a quick trip to India in January 2011. Settle down, download, and prepare to be unsettled. This is not going to be easy listening.
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1. Get You
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2. 20/20
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3. Dream
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4. Terrorist?
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5. Consumption Disease
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6. Waiting for You
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7. Ode to Mediocrity
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8. One of Us
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9. For A Ditty
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1:43 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Band:
Dhruv Bhate: Vox, Guitar
Derek Julien; Guitar, Vox, Producer
Among Jamir: Bass
Denzil Fernandez: Drums

Recorded at Studio SoundideaZ, Pune, India in January 2011. Engineered by Nitin Joshi and Jaydev Tarphale. Tea by Datta.



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Chirag Bindal

Musically and lyrically intense
A very respectable album. The arrangements on all songs are very matured. Dhruv is a great songwriter from lyrical and musical standpoint and that strongly comes across in all the songs on Verses and Visions, an apt name for the album derived from lyrics of the song Terrorist. Both me and my wife enjoy the songs on our Apple TV (her favorite remains Dream while I have many favorites on this album). I am an amateur songwriter and I wish I could write songs like these that are true to their spirit.

Get You - good choice to keep this as the first song on the album, punchy and curious start that makes you want to get dragged into the song - what next? The promo video includes a part from this song "I know she's beautiful" which is apt because it is a signature part of this song. The fade out lyrics (does she get you, does he get you, do they get you..) wrap up the song nicely. Apt drumming also on this part.

20/20 - Another song that I love. Starts out very softly and builds up like it should. The aahs after the first line in each verse are sounding great. Very nice usage of that high pitched rattlesnake kind of thing, don't know what exactly it is. The screaming guitars before the last chorus - absolutely super. This is one of those songs where each and every part is just like how it should be and you don't feel anything should be different. What could have been, what is not, and why it isn't is the theme of the song.

Dream - Like Lennon's Imagine, this is bound to become the most popular song by Dhruv. Very good dreamy music on the chorus. Even the refrain gets a brilliant reference, so what if it is damned. Absolutely singable, likable and favorite-able.

Terrorist? - The verses are very singable and melodious. I was unable to fully digest the 3/4 chorus and it sounds disruptive when it starts, but as you start to understand the song, you can relate the disruption to what may go on in a terrorist's mind. One of my favorite lines - this thing called religion, man its killing me.

Consumption Disease - This song is Dhruv's equivalent of Money for Nothing. I want more, more, more.. I am just a victim… There was an original home recording which beats the version on the album any day! It may get released as an archive recording on a future 'home sessions' compilation.

Waiting for you - Pune must feel glorified -- don't know how many songs out there are set up in Pune cityscape.

Ode to Mediocrity - The overall arrangement on this song, mainly due the pads and ongoing strumming, make it sound as if its using a ready-made accompaniment of a keyboard. But then it dawns upon you, it is a song hailing mediocrity, and was perhaps meant to sound that way.

One of us - another beautiful song. Perhaps wont get as popular as the first 4-5 songs on the album but those who will listen closely will like it. Very good melody line and vocally the strongest song on the album. The chord progression and vocal changes on the chorus are brilliantly thought of and executed.

For a ditty - A great sounding ditty with its guitar fillers, and the subtle guitar solo in between.