About the Album and how it was formed -------------------------------------- 26/11 will be remembered as a red letter day in Indian history. It was an incident which made every sensible and sensitive individual sit up and think of the consequences brought about by mindless violence. What started as an experiment with music slowly transformed into songs which highlight the pathos experienced not just by Mumbaikars but also by any sensitive individual in response to the tragic incident. The music album is a dedication to all the people who lost their lives, and a tribute to the valour of our commando and police forces, and all those who lent a helping hand. Half the songs in this collection were born out of the sense of identification with the common man on the street. We plan to donate proceeds from sales of this CD to the victims of the Mumbai incident. The song "Down by the waterfront" is an ode to the magnificent Taj Hotel which ends with a message of hope and resilience that this beautiful monument will stand proud and tall once again. "In my world" is a reaction to the images of little Moshe crying helplessly for his lost world. It is an attempt to convey the pathos of his loss in his baby language and "Language sans restraint" wishes fervently to spread the message of love and universal brotherhood in these particularly turbulent times. 'Echoes' sings of the longing for the simple pleasures of life. The Lyrics are written and the songs sung by Shalini. Music composed by Maheish. About the Artist ----------------- This is the first album from Shalini, who was born and brought up in Bangalore and is now staying in Hyderabad with family for more than a decade. An avid reader, she has read a lot of contemporary literature and has an affinity towards languages. This allowed her to try her hand at composing the lyrics of the songs despite having no prior experience. She has had training in Carnatic classical music in her childhood which she revived again in the last few years. Listening to music bands like Beatles and Carpenters had drawn her interest to English music through her school and college days. This combination was instrumental in helping her render the songs in this collection. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.