Across Seconds on their new album, Four Lightyears From Home
Mumbai-based band, Across Seconds, describe themselves as straddling the space between progressive rock and post rock. “Think Porcupine Tree meets God Is An Astronaut,” says Swar Joshi, the guitarist of the band. The band plays in Bengaluru to launch their new album, Four Lightyears From Home, at Blue Frog tonight.
“We got together in February 2016 just as a college band,” he says, adding, “But we decided to get more serious and roped in more members and started Across Seconds.” They now have Dhawal Mehta on guitar, Karan Mehta on drums and Kiran Kadadekar on bass.
The purely instrumental band lets their music speak for itself. Time and space are the major themes in their songs, which is how the band gets its name. The album, that has seven songs, has a storyline weaving it all together.
“From the name of the album, Four Lightyears From Home, you can probably guess it is science fiction inspired,” says Swar, adding, “The concept is that we are in the 22nd century and a group of humans are travelling across the universe to save the planet or find an alternative planet.”
The melodic yet abstract songs have a haunting feel and the tunes capture the range of emotions that the travellers experience though their journey. Post their debut performance in, they plan to tour the country with some new material and they also have a video on the cards.
Rs. 499. November 9,
9 pm. At Blue Frog, Church Street