Music Review: Kothoma by Koloma
The Koloma band is a 5 member contemporary folk fusion band founded by Rumio in the year 2014 as an effort to preserve their language 'Kokborok’ which was slowly fading into oblivion. Little did they know that this band will gather so much attention and appreciation. These storytellers narrate tales of love, life and strive in Tripura.
Their songs mostly describe the beauty of nature, about the changing seasons, the serenity of hills and the rich still almost forgotten culture and lifestyle. The language of the lyrics might not be understood by all, but that's not even needed to enjoy the music as music knows no bound. They've recently brought their new album named 'Kothoma’ which has been released by Songdew! Here are the songs from the album.
1. Saslang Jora
The song ‘Saslang Jora’ is an ambient and easy listening one. It begins slowly and softly and then swiftly switches to the drum beats. The lyrics are heart melting and soul touching. The piercing and melodious timbre makes it an invigorating song. The guitar in the background makes the song alive. The gradual and energetic tempo along with the fortissimo dynamics will boost you up. The way lyrics are proliferated at certain points is the best part of the track.
2. Gantha Bubar
This track is really fun to hear. It's appealing and dulcet in nature. The charismatic and expressive lyrics are engrossing. The drums and flute makes the major part of the song making the track more like an instrumental one. The song is overall enticing and resonant. It's Mezzo forte dynamics give the track a stately tempo. It's exhilarating, confluent and a song one must hear.
3. Nwng Bai Malaima
The song begins with a pleasant and upbeat background music. The lyrics are uplifting and sanguine sensate. It's an efficacious and shimmering folksy recital, with a uniform texture. It's mezzo piano dynamics and brisk tempo make it a melodious and deep track.
Kothoma is the title track from the album and it says a lot through lyrics which are totally exquisite and admirable. They've been penned down in the most appealing way, and are penetrative. The song is raw and perfectly showcases the essence of the state. The phrenetic beats and transcendent vocals makes it a flamboyant track.
5. Oh Mwnai
This soothing track is one of the best contribution of the band. The instrumental music in the background is eloquent and felicitous. The penetrating vocals render a charismatic effect. It has the same uniform texture as well, and has an upbeat tempo.
This is another fun to hear track from the album Kothoma. The lilting and entrancing background music makes you tap your feet. Adding to it are the hypnotic and exuberant lyrics that have been sung with loads of energy and enthusiasm. This influential and piercing track is ambient with a melancholic tempo. It's literally a fabulous composition contributed by the band.
The song Malaiphinai is a sonorous and musical track. The echoing of the word ‘Hayy’ in the beginning of the song is full bodied and is both piercing and enticing. The persistent beats of the drums makes the song come alive. It's an eminent track that with upbeat background music and energetic vocals.
8. Masing Jora
This track ‘Masing Jora’ is the type of song that goes deep and touches the soul. It's energetic lyrics are flawlessly presented and influentially sung. The song has fortissimo dynamics making it an efficacious track. The regal and warm background score is what gives the song it's hypnotic abilities. It's full of enthusiasm and an excellent track waiting to be heard and appreciated.
Nono Fascinating and delicate will be the best words to describe this outstanding track from the album 'Kothoma’. This flawless and smooth going song has lyrics that have been spirally delineated. The diligent and persistent background musical instruments give the track it's tempting nature. The euphonic and canorous song is a must to be added onto your playlist.
No doubt why one of their videos named Jaduni Sumui has gathered as much as 105,582 views on YouTube. It was shot in black and white with all the members dressed in a similar outfit. So these were the songs from the album 'Kothoma’ from the unique Koloma band. So do listen to the album now and share your views and reviews. Hope you all love it. Stay musical!