‘Midnight Longing’ is connecting musicians based in three different continents together. Raag Bageshri, a popular late night Raga, inflicts emotions of desire, longing and romance awaiting for One’s beloved. The aesthetic form of this Raag enables the mind to catch a glimpse of the deeper spiritual beauty through Filter Coffee’s “Ethnotronic” music style anchored by Prewien’s earthy vocals and Anuj’s hypnotic spoken word. Music by Filter Coffee – India Vocals by Prewien Pandohi-Mishre – The Netherlands Spoken Word “Storms & Drops” Written & Performed by Anuj Rastogi [Omnesia] – Canada Song arranged & programmed by – Swarupa Ananth – India Flute – Shriram Sampath – India Director Music Video – Anecdote Films Song Production – DesiYUP
Lyrics: Raga Bageshri Balama mori tore sang laagalee preet Ghar angana kachhu nahin bhaave Hitva mitava sadarangeelee Ghar aayee lo dekhiye preet kee reet My beloved, I’m infatuated with your love, Without your presence my surroundings are filled with emptiness Come home and let our love flourish.
Lyrics: “Storms & Drops” waiting in line, the fog of breath floating in the air stepping through the door the 808 kick inching closer the bass lines to form the basis of tonight’s space time storms and drops barley and hops moments brewing spinning shadows of dreadlocks dancing facing off unwavered political deadlocks entrancing the eye of the storm lurking in peace and stillness in the center as the winds of chaos snap branches and uproot all that surrounds standing here looking in your eyes pupils locked on, I am studying you the hands of my heart raised with all manner of questions a hunger for answers and an eager mind a thirst quenched one drop of my eyelids at a time in the pulse of the darkness of my blinks those moments of darkness between the vision of your light those moments I long for you how could I have been without you all this time I cannot think… a room full of strangers, we are alone in this moment you are my queen and I am your throne swaying at 140 beats per minute hearts… yours? mine? ours? the scent of you brushing by as you spin this whole dance floor is empty you see love is a club I’ve paid my cover and want to be intoxicated standing here now, unable to hold my heart’s balance drunk on you high on life I cannot believe in the midst of this world’s chaos that I found you that you are my life moments days blinks silence sound you.
About Filter Coffee Filter Coffee is an Ethnotronic collaborative, brainchild of Flautist Shriram and Percussionist Swarupa, who organically combine virtuosic improvisation with electronic soundscapes and hypnotic grooves. “Ethnotronic” – Ethnic and Electronic is Filter Coffee’s own signature brew that offers a new look at Classical/Folk music through a modern electronic perspective. Website: www.filtercoffeemusic.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/filtercoffeemusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/filter_coffee
About Anuj (spoken word) Anuj Rastogi is a Toronto-based musician, film composer, writer, and spoken word poet. Anuj has composed music for film scores and studio albums, and has performed with a number of diverse artists from across Canada, the US, the UK and India. Anuj brings a forward a musical sensitivity that is a unique product of his intuition and environment. As a Spoken Word Poet and Writer, Anuj has cultivated his worldly sensibilities and uses elements of word play and storyline that thread together broad narratives about social, political, personal and human insights. Learn more about Anuj at www.omnesia.com Website: www.omnesia.com Youtube: www.youtube.com/omnesia Twitter: www.twitter.com/omnesia Facebook: www.facebook.com/omnesia Instagram: www.instagram.com/omnesia
About Prewien (vocals) A vocalist born in Surinam, Prewien received his musical grooming in Rotterdam under the tutelage of Shree Koustuv Ray. He is specialized in North Indian Classical and Semi-Classical Music styles. He is currently active teaching music and performing in the Netherlands. And this year he will perform for the Holland-India Music Festival. Website: www.rasique.nl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rasique YouTube: Balma More Tore Sang