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Hailing from the highlands of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rahim Saranjam Khan is a self-taught musician. Lacking support for wanting to make a career out of music, Rahim faced several obstacles in his pursuit of becoming a musician. Nonetheless, committed to his dream and learning only through books, instructional videos and personal experimentation, Rahim taught himself how to play the guitar, piano, harmonium and melodeon and later received vocal training from Ustad Mehfooz Khokar. He has now established himself as the founding member of the band JUM and as a vocalist for the band Above; Rahim is Ufone Uth Records 2.0 final artist.
Rahim takes his inspiration from a wide musical repertoire ranging from the now iconic bands of the Seventies to traditional classical musicians like Javed Bashir and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.. Rahim’s personal musical preference is mostly dominated by Rock and Blues. Performing his original composition ‘Afsoos’, which is an adaptation of the work of Ahmed Faraz, Rahim will be accompanied by the talented Rakae Jamil on Sitar and Bradley D’Souza on Bass guitar.
Commenting on becoming a musician and his experience at the Ufone Uth Records 2.0 platform Rahim said: “It was quite difficult for me personally to choose a musical career as it is not easily accepted amongst my family. But with my determination to follow my dreams, I am committed to making unforgettable original music for everyone to enjoy. I am confident that with the help of Ufone Uth Records 2.0 team and guest musicians like Rakae and Bradley our country’s true colours and potential will be brought to light.”
Ufone Uth Records 2.0 introduces //orangenoise with Episode 6. Watch and download the sixth episode of Uth Records. Check out the gallery below for the photos.
Photo Courtesy: Kohi Marri
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Karachi based band, //orangenoise features four talented musicians: Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey on bass and vocals, Danial Hyatt on drums, Faizan Reidinger on synths and guitar with vocals by Talha Asim Wynne, who also plays the guitar. The four musicians came together in the summer of 2010 to form //Orangenoise and haven’t looked back since. Having performed regularly in the city of Karachi within the underground music scene, their popularity has been on a steady rise.
The four band members come from a varied musical background. Daniel Arthur previously played for a thrash band called Messiah, Talha has experience of jamming in live shows while Faizan and Danial Hyatt are both also part of the band Mole. The band has been inspired by musicians and bands such as Tool, Porcupine Tree, Billy Sheehan, Boards of Canada and Pink Floyd, to name just a select few. Courtesy of Ufone Uth Records, they now have a platform to express their own brand of music to the nation – ‘chappalgrazers’ – as they call it themselves.
At Ufone Uth Records 2.0, the band performs their song “Chaser.” On the inspiration behind the song //Orangenoise said “social situations are the biggest inspiration behind the song’s lyrics.” With Chaser, they aim to highlight superficiality in society today and how the gap between one’s pretensions and one’s inner self is constantly widening. Chaser is the band’s original composition and they have worked on it with one of Pakistan’s biggest drumming icons’ and music producer, Louis J Pinto aka Gumby.