Saptak Remastered Edition

by Mekaal Hasan Band

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Eastern melody and mysticism seamlessly melds with the sophisticated textures of jazz, the grandeur of rock and and the rhythms of funk and r’n’b in 'Saptak', Mekaal Hasan Band’s second studio album, released originally in January 2010 and reissued in 2017 as a remastered edition on Dfs Records

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released July 15, 2017

Mekaal Hasan- Guitars
Javed Bashir- Vocals
Mohammad Ahsan Papu- Flutes
Amir Azhar- Bass
John Louis Pinto- Drums
Pete Lockett-Drums and Multi-Percussion on Track 11
Mike Mondesir- Bass on Track 11

All songs written and arranged by Mekaal Hasan Band

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered ar Digital Fidelity Studios, Lahore, Pakistan

Produced by Mekaal Hasan for Dfs Records

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Mekaal Hasan Band Lahore, Pakistan

The only Indo-Pak band of it's kind featuring the best contemporary musicians from both India and Pakistan!

Mekaal Hasan Band (MHB) was formed in 2000 by guitarist/composer Mekaal Hasan.The music that MHB plays is a progressive mix between the traditional melodic sensibility of the East and the harmonic sophistication of the West.
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Track Name: Chal Bulleya
O’ Bulleh Shah let’s go there
Where everyone is blind
Where no one recognizes our caste
(or race, or family name)
And where no one believes in us
Self-obsession and indifference will tear
you apart like spun cotton or a lamb to
the slaughter
Listen to Bhagat Kabir, Bulleha, both
situations are not desirable
Bulleh Shah is happiest when people mingle
and eat to their heart’s content
O Bulleh, just love your God and ignore
the chidings
When they say you are an infidel,
say “Yes I am one”
Track Name: Bandeya
The world and all it contains is mortal
There is no salvation without compliance
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Status and wealth will not help
Only good deeds will prevail here and
In the hereafter
Your sins will wear you down
And haunt you till the end
The worldly pleasures they are but temporary.
Track Name: Ranjha
Day & night pining for Ranjha (my beloved)
I myself have become Ranjha
You should call me Dhido* Ranjha
No more should I be called Heer.
I am Ranjha and Ranjha's me
No difference remains
I have ceased to exist
He lives in me. He believes in me
O maiden, throw away the white apparel
And put on the Sufi's garb
A blemish is so evident on white but
Never on black
O Bulleh! Take me to Takht Hazara**
For me here there is neither hope, comfort
Or support.
*Dhido was Ranja's real name. Ranjha was the caste, but that's the name that endured
** Takht Hazara was Ranjha's home
Track Name: Jhok Ranjhan
I want to travel to my beloved's abode
Can someone please accompany me?
Am I to travel all alone
My beloved (Ranjha) is my only healer
Only he is aware of my pain
Yet it seems he doesn't think it necessary
To answer my prayers
Alas, no remedy is at hand.
I want to travel to my beloved's abode
Can someone please accompany me?
But I must travel all alone.
Track Name: Sanwal
O my beloved!
Please come to me
Listen! Can't you hear the wailing
of my soul?
I am forlorn. I am torn
My beloved is nowhere to be found
I have no way of going to him
O my beloved,
Please come to me
Can't you hear me wailing?
Desolate am I
Hanging aimlessly. Neither here nor there
I have lost everything. I have lost it all
O my beloved!
Please come to me.
Track Name: Waris Shah
I implore Waris Shah, to speak from
His grave and add a new page to
His book of love
Arise, O friend of the
Afflicted; arise and see the state of
Punjab, corpses strewn on fields and
The Chenab flowing with blood
I implore Waris Shah, to speak from
His grave and add a new page to
His book of love
The flute that was tuned to love is lost
And all have forgotten the ways of love
And humanity
I implore Waris Shah, to speak from
His grave and add a new page to
His book of love
Blood has rained on the soil; the
Graves ooze with blood, the princesses'
Of love now weep in graveyards
Today all have become Quaidos*
Thieves of love and beauty
Where can we find another one like
Waris Shah to write about this calamity?
Waris Shah! I implore you. Speak from your grave and add a new page to your book of love

*Quaido, a maternal uncle of Heer in "Heer Ranjha" the love epic written by Waris Shah, is the villain who betrays the lovers.
Track Name: Andholan
There is no peace without you
I am in agony over memories of you
I spend the nights counting the stars
Your absence pains my heart
And brings suffering to my being
There is no peace without you
I am in agony over memories of you.
Track Name: Mahi
You are my beloved
You are my life and you are my love
My world exists because of you
You are my peace of mind
You are my beloved
You are in every breath I take
How can I ever forget you my love?
My heart flutters with the very mention
Of your name
You are my beloved
Without you there is no life, only desolation
With you comes spring
With you comes joy and happiness