Hasan Abbas – Streams of Soan

Music has always had a cathartic value for me.

It has also served as an outlet to learn, experience and share my thoughts and feelings with the world. That said, I feel blessed that my evolution as a musician has always had a positive support amongst my family, friends and listeners who have helped me and inspired me as this evolution has continued.

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With that, as times have changed and with the experience and perspective I have acquired, I have made a conscious and deliberate decision to refresh and reinvigorate my musical image.

With Streams of Soan (S.o.S), I hope to embark on a new journey as I prepare to release a new E.P and actively work with other musicians and a dedicated team to realize this new journey of my passion.

I hope you all are as excited as I am as a new chapter begins – stay tuned on Patari and Facebook for all upcoming updates about my music: Streams of Soan

[After getting his super secret agent cover blown, Hasan Abbas comes up with a new name: Streams of Soan! Here's a link to his previous work: http://patari.pk/home/artist/Hasan-Abbas]

Patari Haftanama

haftyEvery Thursday, we feature a collection of the best and most recent podcasts we have on Patari. This week, you get an an added bonus: a poetry playlist! Featuring works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Jaun Elia, recitations by Alea Rizvi, Sajjad Ali and Dastangoi, this is not to be missed.

These phenomenal stars are featured on our homepage: Ahsan SaeedMadArtCultureThe Padded RoomBeauty Hooked and Zara Hutt Kay.  Ek dam F-16 speed ke sath streaming scene on karein!


 

Kaagha

Musadiq Sanwal – husband, father, son, dear friend and a true artist. He loved performing live for music lovers and beloved friends, and was an avid composer and promoter of indigenous music. Despite being trained in Indian classical music, Sanwal was best known for his Sufi and folk music. he also composed across mediums for theatre, radio, documentaries, and alternative film to storytelling productions, each resonating with a familiar, everyday Pakistan.

Kaagha, his last album, is one in which Sanwal’s effortless vocals capture the essence of Sufiyaana kalaam by Baba Farid, Shah Hussain, Amir Khusru, Shakeel Badayuni and Bhagat Kabir. Sanwal’s musical composition is complemented by Bilal Brohi’s instrumentation. In this wondrous set, ancient folklore flows into modernity, heedless of time’s constructs, crystallized effortlessly.


 

 

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Album Art Chronicles

The concept of album art has always been purely functional. You know the artist, you know the album name, usually named after one of the songs in the album, the album list in in the back and done. However, these five album covers prove that the art is just as important for creating the feel of the music and what you are about to listen to.

Rushk – SawalSawal
Here’s why the album art is so good: it reflects the “found” music of the whole
album. Just like found art is created with a collage of objects, the random selection of bleeps, sound clips, telephone rings that links every
song is found art interpreted in sound. The dentures between a set of clamps is a found art sculpture that denotes that you are about to listen to something haunting and unforgettable.

Peeli PattiNoori – Peeli Patti Aur Raja Jani Ki Gol Dunya
The minimalistic, almost cartoon sketch of Noori’s second album convey’s the whimsy and youthful vibe that has always been a characteristic of Noori’s music. There is an Atlas holding the world on his shoulders vibe here but instead the two stick figures could be Ali Noor and Ali Hamza balancing the weight of expectations as they deliver their second album to the world.

Mooro – PehliPehli
The psychedelic cover art of Mooro’s first album indicates the colorful happiness that permeates in his songs. Musically, the songs are full of optimism like the catchy Ronay Laga or the existential-but-still-hopeful Mein Koun Houn. As far as picture-of-artist-in-the-cover approaches go, Mooro’s illustrated one is attention grabbing.

Meekal Hasan Band – Andholan
Mekaal Hasan BandThere is definitely a love for illutsrations in most of these album covers and MHB is no different. Their calligraphic take with the central motif being the circle shows the method in the madness like the breathless Maalkauns. The music rises and undulates much like the tentacles emanating from the center of the circle, combining the elements of earth, fire, air and water.

 

The D/A Method – The Great Disillusion
The D/A Method has recently broken out into the mainstream and they are

incredible. The card sleeve opens into an exquisitely illustrated three panels that are full of surreal illustrations. The three tv screens show what Pakistanis love most which is fashion, cricket and Bollywood but again it could also speak to the plastic and material nature of our world. And in the style of music albums of yore, there is a little booklet with song lyrics and more Francisco Goya-esque illustrations. A work of art just like their solo album.

[Written by Atiya Abbas; she will only talk to you in pop culture references, or so says her twitter bio.]

Kuch Podcasts, Kuch Poetry

Moaziz Khawateen o Hazraat,

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Every Thursday, we feature a collection of the best and most recent podcasts we have on Patari. This week, you get an an added bonus: a poetry playlist! Featuring works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Jaun Elia, recitations by Alea Rizvi, Sajjad Ali and Dastangoi, this is not to be missed.

These phenomenal stars are featured on our homepage: Ahsan Saeed, MadArtCulture, The Padded Room, Beauty Hooked and Zara Hutt Kay.  Ek dam F-16 speed ke sath streaming scene on karein!


 

Kaagha

Musadiq Sanwal – husband, father, son, dear friend and a true artist. He loved performing live for music lovers and beloved friends, and was an avid composer and promoter of indigenous music. Despite being trained in Indian classical music, Sanwal was best known for his Sufi and folk music. he also composed across mediums for theatre, radio, documentaries, and alternative film to storytelling productions, each resonating with a familiar, everyday Pakistan.

Kaagha, his last album, is one in which Sanwal’s effortless vocals capture the essence of Sufiyaana kalaam by Baba Farid, Shah Hussain, Amir Khusru, Shakeel Badayuni and Bhagat Kabir. Sanwal’s musical composition is complemented by Bilal Brohi’s instrumentation. In this wondrous set, ancient folklore flows into modernity, heedless of time’s constructs, crystallized effortlessly.


Until the next Haftanama –
Dhayr sara pyaar
Team Patari.
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Haftanama Patari

girl powerMaa ki birthday, behn ki graduation aur bae ke liye bus ainwaen tohfay talash karnay na niklein, you don’t know what they want. We do. Therefore, we brought something super awesome your way. On Khaadi’s 18th birthday, a fantastic anthem of empowerment – Choo Liya Aasmaan – by the All Girl Band, a free gift card worth Rs. 5000, all about women – AUR KYA CHAHIYE? Go to patari.pk/khaadi, participate and win, win, win!

Chand Tara Orchestra is back and we’re sure they’re going to save December with their latest single ‘Khaak Nasheen‘. A blend of fusion and sufism, the boys have one-upped their game! With Sherry on vocals, Omran Shafique on guitar, Babar on bass and Gumby on drums, we hope you love this track as much as we do!

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Rabi-ul-Awal special ‘Teray Dar Te Agaey‘, 4-5 of some our podcasts by Ahsan SaeedHow To PakistanZara Hut Ke and MadArtCulture – this week’s homepage is trying to make everyone happy. Check karein aur feedback dein, pls!


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Haftanama Patari

Screen Shot 2016-12-10 at 9.39.06 pmBefore we start off with the regular Haftanama, we wanted to remember this legendary icon, the best memory of our entire bachpan, a part of one of the most golden times we can all relate to – Always in our hearts, Junaid Jamshed (1964 – infinity). Rest in peace, King.

This week on our homepage, we have a very special Rabi-ul-Awal track for all of you by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan not to mention Karma Walay by Braadri Broadcast; which will give you a combined taste of Punjabi folk and Urdu ghazal.
The Desert Journey is The D/A Method’s new single breaking all barriers with its video as it works with several cliches — sex, violence and deception in a brothel — and executes them brilliantly in a single take shoot.
Showcasing some of the awesome podcasts we have with us, we made a Podcast Playlist for you to enjoy along with all the different artists who sent in their new episodes: Usman Riaz with his 3rd episode of The Mano Log, Zara Hutt Ke’s transmission of the devastating, fatal PIA crashAhsan’s travel blog and Ep. 17 of How To Pakistan.

For the make up lovers and beauty junkies among us, we have a brand new Beauty Hooked Broadcast. For all you gamers out there, check out Attack From Both Sides.


A new event by Red Vault features the Saami Brothers in an exclusive Qawali night.
Date: 10th Dec, 2016.
Time: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Venue: Clifton, Karachi.

 

For more details: Saami Brothers Qawal Live at Red Vault – Exclusive Qawali Night.


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Dhayr sara pyaar
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Haftanama Patari

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This week, we’re celebrating the birthdays of our absolute favorites, the insanely talented Meesha Shafi and Mekaal – check out this pyari Birthday Special PL from Patari and sing Happy Birthday, kids.

Want to put on some Indie and chill? Our Indie playlist should have all your favorites and some new ones you might not have heard before but will totally fan over now. Don’t believe us? It’s okay, humein bhi thora oversell laga tha but check it out, anyway. Our Top New Releases and Drama OSTs playlists have been updated with 50 of the best and newest tracks we asked/begged/sold our organs for.

They rose to fame with their satirical rap song ‘Burger-e-Karachi‘, but Young Stunners had many songs before and after this widely acclaimed single. Hailing from the city of lights, these Karachiites keep getting bigger and better! Proof is in this album. Saving the coolest and newest for last, 6LA8 has released a new album ‘Stupor‘. Broaden your horizons and give this album a try. Who knows, maybe the ambient, drone and post rock mix feel of this music is what you have been searching for all your life.

 


Until the next Haftanama –
Dhayr sara pyaar
Team Patari.

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