NAKED ON A TRAIN – THE ALBUM

Fender Artist Vinay Kaushal launches his debut album ‘Naked on a Train’ on 28th Jan 2016. Musician’s Institute alumnus Vinay has been working on this album for the last two years. The album is a daring mix of various genres with a lot of the material conceptualized during his stint in Los Angeles. ‘Naked On a Train’ is a world music album, drawing heavily from jazz, funk and Indian classical schools of thought. The album is available for digital sale/ streaming across all major music platforms.

The album features 11 other musicians from all around the globe. It features a variety of instruments – the sitar, the Indian bamboo flute, the udu, the tabla, the saxophone, the upright bass in addition to the drums and layers of Vinay’s stylistic versatile guitar playing.  The album comprises of five instrumental tracks and one vocal song. It promises an eclectic mix of energetic, dark and intricate musical expression.

This album was Crowd Funded in 2017 on Indiegogo and reached 140% of its goal.

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PRAISE FOR THE ALBUM

“It is ‘fusion’ in the truest sense – music, cultures, instruments and voices – very enjoyable!”

Keith Wyatt  (Ex Director GIT, Hollywood. Noted Blues Guitarist)

“The Artist’s personal chemistry with his composition fuels a sense of intimacy that is easily identifiable but often hard to define. Kaushal’s work cultivates this quality. Kaushal engages with various styles and genres, remaining careful to give each sound its unalterable place in the album’s cosmos. The dance between philosophically similar but texturally different notes is flaunted with open grace. Boredom is impossible while it plays.”

The Score Magazine (album review) April 2018 issue

 ”An interesting Album!” 

Ehsaan Noorani (Shankar Ehsaan Loy)

“I really liked it a lot, went for a drive the other afternoon and heard the whole thing out. ‘A Drop of Golden Sun’ and ‘Naked on a Train’ are my favourites!”

Rudy Wallang (Soul Mate)

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STREAM OR BUY THE ALBUM HERE :

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THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME?

“Composing music means really putting yourself out there, laying bare your soul for everyone to see. It also means letting some of the world in which in turn influences your music. It might simply set the mood or (pardon the pun) strike a chord. Many of my compositions have either been a direct result of things I have experienced or felt as a result of those experiences. All of them are stories I’ve felt were worth telling.
Naked on a Train is one of those…”   …Read the full story

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MUSIC VIDEOS : 

Track 01  BUILD UP

Video Direction SHREY CHAUHAN of GRIDBOX STUDIOS

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Track 02  A DROP OF GOLDEN SUN

Video Direction GANDHAAR AMIN

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TRACK LIST & PERSONNEL :

01  BUILD UP  (feat. Bhavana Reddy, Andrew Kanga, Harshit Misra, Vinay Kaushal)

02  A DROP OF GOLDEN SUN  (feat. Smita Kaushal, Varun Venkit, Among Jamir, Vinay Kaushal)

03  NAKED ON A TRAIN  (feat. Shirish Malhotra, Andrew Kanga, Krishnan Swaminathan, Bhavana Reddy, Vinay Kaushal)

04  A TUNE FOR PEACE – AN INTERLUDE  (feat. Bhavana Reddy, Harshit Misra, Vinay Kaushal)

05  FOR THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN FINGERS  (feat. Andrew Kanga, Harshit Misra, Gandhaar Amin, Bhavana Reddy, Vinay Kaushal)

06  SEA’S SONG  (feat. Bhavana Reddy, Sarathy Korwar, Jayant Sankrityayana, Vinay Kaushal)

Album Mixed by Aseem Dhaneshwar and Vinay Kaushal.  Mastered by Chris Graham.

Artists on the Album!

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