This Home, That Home

by Takar Nabam

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This album talks of my journey, about the ups and downs and how I dealt with it. I have had a relatively lonely upbringing as I was sent to Delhi back in 1997 when I was only just a kid. My family was away for most part of the year. As a kid, you look for somebody who can be your guiding hand. It was during those times that music came to me as solace. It comforted me and became my best friend. The first song in this album ‘Independent Route’ talks more specifically about this phase of my life, and how music also eventually made me meet some of my very good friends.

Like everyone else, I have had my quarter life crisis, my own relationship and career issues. I have had times when nothing was going right. These strong emotions can be felt in my songs.

I have met someone very special now who has been a strong supporting pillar, an inspiration, a cushion I could count on when I fall. The album closes with "Receding" which concludes this chapter, this phase. I feel I've overcome some of my doubts and I'm hopeful that together we will reverse the mighty tide ahead of us.

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released March 30, 2018

Takar Nabam : Composer, Guitars, keys, Vocals
Steve Peter : Bass
Aveleon Giles Vaz : Drums

Song arrangements by Takar Nabam, Aveleon Vaz and Steve Peter
Produced by Takar Nabam

GUEST ARTISTS :

Ritwik De : Synth (Made me believe, Into the pool, Tonight's Screen), Organ (Melodrama), Additional guitar layer (Receding)
Smiti Malik : backing vocals (Independent Route, Made me believe, Tonight's Screen, Melodrama)

AUDIO PRODUCTION :

Recorded and mixed by Ritwik De, Amartya Ghosh, Amar Pandey at Ghar Ka Studios (New Delhi, India)

Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio, Nashville, TN

OTHERS :

Artwork by Hage Nobin


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Takar Nabam New Delhi, India

Takar Nabam is a Delhi based guitarist, singer-songwriter.
Born in Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Takar was gifted his first guitar, on the condition that he could not let his academics take a back seat.

He released his first solo album "Same sky" in 2016. He is releasing his second album "This Home, That Home" in March, 2018, which is more driven towards the rock sound.
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Track Name: Independent Route
days were still,
a storm brewed over this hill,
with no hand to hold and a light to guide,
found a shelter only to hide,
your custodian presence so rare,
yet I never ceased to care,
some passed, some remained,
you were always on my mind as I walked this independent route,

Independent route, to the older and newer places
Independent route, I'll never forget those faces

back and forth this home, that home
like a pendulum I've moved to and fro,
tears and smiles like sides of a coin
tossed and caught by hands but mine
this whistling wind, it whispered my name
door had opened like an invitation
I didn't but it did find me, so I walked this independent route

Independent route, to the older and newer places
Independent route, I'll never forget those faces

oh I could count them all,
with them came music and only stark silence once they left
Track Name: Surfer
first day we met
I sensed a mild tremor,
a smile with a hint of shyness, your fragrance so fine,
Your face, your body, now in my minds museum
girl you are so fine, felt the tremor all night

a wave engulfed me entirely
Oh, I missed the smell of this sea
the salt, the breeze, the rare lightning,
like a rising wave slamming ashore, but I've survived, I'm a surfer

another alley, another time,
but the same fragrance,
I felt the tremor in me even harder,
you were right behind,
our game of looking online
came to an end
oh, so early
drowned ourselves in river beer,
time to take you home

a wave engulfed me entirely
Oh, I missed the smell of this sea
the salt, the breeze, the rare lightning,
like a rising wave slamming ashore, but I've survived, I'm a surfer
Track Name: Into the pool
There's a beat in the air,
the trees, they are dancing,
shedding leaves, they seem to feel no pain,
they know this rhythm,
saw it coming, and it's coming again,
for you and me, we've been waiting
waiting to break the ice, make it spill
maybe take a dip inside and gauge if it's true,
if it's true, we can take it through,
as we keep on waiting,

the sun is fading
Fading.....
and If it's true, we can take it through,
so let's jump into the pool

I held them firmly, but the hands were slippery,
they came, they left, the fire never sufficed,
the sun had been gazing slyly
through curtains so cloudy
a smiling face turned into one that mocked me,
then you came, but the room wasn't open,
you said it wasn't easy
yet you got in casually
then the sun came up out of its routine bath from the sea,
Shining but will soon fading

Fading.....
and If it's true, we can take it through,
let's jump into the pool
Track Name: Made me believe
Wrung out the left overs,
cold and stale,
he stood there like a stubborn nail,
knocked clear and loud,
saw a reflection in his eye,
twas deep and dark,
a reminder of the days gone by,

there came a spark,
there came a spark

One became two,
twas even and true,
she found the key to unlock a stream of poetry,

a broken shield,
every word, every action into this closed field,
comforted like a cushion, pricked like a needle,
when it pricked, songs and words bled,
us, like rum and coke,
it's going down to keep me warm on this wintry night

there came a spark,
there came a spark

One became two,
twas even and true,
she found the key to unlock a stream of poetry

how come you landed on my arms,
While I hung on a cloud of doubt,
like I've found my other better half,
how come this all came about

One became two,
twas even and true,
she found the key to unlock a stream of poetry
Track Name: Tonight's Screen
Tonight, I feel so weak
Like a branch about to break in two

never been so hard to get through

in the morning we were strong,
with noon the wind came along,
the evening, it was serene
there was storm on tonight's screen

tonight, there's a stillness outside
It's contagious, it's growing in me

I'm like a lost ship in a sea

in the morning we were strong,
with noon the wind came along,
the evening, it was serene
there was storm on tonight's screen
Track Name: Melodrama
a rope with a stone tied on the other end, its thrown into an ocean,
the smell of salt, the heavy air, it's all fading, my ship is sinking
buoyancy acting very minimally,
a stone that once had shone, now it's burnt
a layer so thick and black,
it's only much heavier
I'm losing my grip over you

the stage we created,
our roles had complemented,
now, I'm the only lasting character,
but I'm waiting for your return to resume this fine melodrama

wipe off the board
lets make it shine,
start afresh, but the scratch is too fine
words, pictures, sketches, erased but only from the board,
stone and the surface,
they struck and kissed so hard
there was fire, but it didn't last
the storm was growing fast
so I came inside this home we once made, there were cracks on the wall picked up the broken pieces tried to put it back

the stage we created,
our roles had complemented,
now, I'm the only lasting character,
but I'm waiting for your return to resume this fine melodrama

a rope with a stone tied on the other end, its thrown into an ocean...
Track Name: Receding
times when the wind blew, smell that lingered on,
started to fade as the wind slowed,
times when I said 1,2,3
you said 3,2,1
wrongs that had piled up

the colossal bottom of an iceberg
it pulls you down, yet it keeps you afloat

times when the clouds grew darker after a long and sunny spell,
it relieved me, yet I'd wished to see the light that healed me,
I was looking for an answer in a pond,
imperfect reflection, imperfect self

ripples distorting ever so freely,
never so still and it changes consistently,
wind returned, faster and heavier

I begged for another chance, survived and mended my way,
not that route again,
voice echoed in my mind "who am I?
Can I not take that route and fight it out on my own ?"

alchemist in me was awoken,
urge to remake the sword
keep me ready, battle it out like nobody
it was me versus me,
Only I've been the obstacle,

now it's you and me versus me
I'm only much more ready
with you by my side,
we'll reverse this mighty tide

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