Sunday, October 2, 2011

"End of Days" song and related animated video reviewed on Cosmic Jaam

The song and video titled " End of Days"by Kail Maheswaran  is currently on Cosmic JAAM at
It was reviewed and favorably critiqued by Lonnie McAfee , the review which can be found at the link above was:
An infectious beat and ominous hook carry a haunting and sonorous baritone vocal, both deeply sincere and ironic, over a sparse and mournful sonic landscape. Elements of Middle Eastern, Indian, Reggae and Hip-Hop music are diced and seasoned to perfection in this stylistic melting pot of musical lovemaking, while psychoactive textures and disquieting samples serve to give it that extra bite that will keep the listener coming back for seconds and perhaps thirds.
Overall, I'm very happy with the track–production value was great, loved the vocals… the meaty bassline held the mix together nicely, while the percussion was masterfully handled and gave it a danceable lightness. This is a band I would love to see live.
Being a bit of an After-Effects/digital production geek myself, I was extremely impressed with the accompanying video, with its alternating otherworldly and apocalyptic subject matter, its chaotic desperation, its juxtaposition of sorrowful and inflammatory imagery… certainly a rewarding watch. My only gripe is the brevity of the work–what could have easily mutated into a seven-minute jam epic was sadly truncated into some two-and-a-half minutes. All in all, however, this is an A+ work of art that I would gladly recommend to anybody with a passion for music....."
You can find more of Kail Maheswaran at
—Lonnie McAfee

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"End of Days" featured in Blue Lotus Review's Music Section

 " End of Days " a song written and produced by Kail Maheswaran , is being  featured in Blue Lotus Review's music section of the Fall 2011 issue it can be heard and viewed at : 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inclusion into the Diverse Arts Project Journal

The Diverse Arts Project included my composition " Urvashi's Dance " into its Fall 2011 Online Journal, it can be heard and found HERE .  They wrote :  ".... Kail Maheswaran is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer from Miami, Florida. Drawing on the rich diversity of music and culture he's encountered, his music is a fusion of many beautiful ethnic sounds and rhythms with the drive and power of the west.  ...... "

Saturday, September 17, 2011

SOMA performing at UPG's 3rd anniversary event

Tomorrow , Sunday Sept 18th, at Oleta  Park , North Miami, Florida  .. SOMA will  be playing around 12pm and throughout the event for Urban Paradise Guild's 3rd Anniversary of maintaining our natural habitat .. Music, BBQ , tree planting and other conservationist activities , event starts at 9:45 am till 5 pm  ..... 
location : Oleta Park  3400 N.E. 163rd Street North Miami, Florida 33160 , on Sunday, Sept 18th at 9:45am till 5pm
SOMA is a Worldbeat, Funk and Rock Duo out of Miami, Florida , for more info , music , and merchandise visit : 
Urban Paradise Guild
Our mission is to re-create native habitats in the Urban areas of Miami-Dade County, and to promote sustainable models for healthy living that safeguard, enhance and integrate the human and natural worlds for the benefit of both. Urban gardening and fruit trees are examples of the plant habitats that sustain humans. We do this too, because how can a place be Urban Paradise without great fruits & vegetables?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Soma's new release

Currently working on the follow up CD release to Soma's " First Takes at Last Call " which is available as a download here : First Takes at Last Call by Soma . The follow up CD tentatively titled "SOMA:Adventures in Drum n Bass "  is a collection of original songs captured live over a span of two years from several Miami, Fl venues . There will also be a few extended improvisational jams that showcase the creative interplay that could only be fueled by the adrenaline of being " in the moment " live in front of appreciative audiences. It's planned to be released this fall.....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Animated Music Video for " End of Days"

                                                     This is an animated video I created a few months back for my original song titled " End of Days ". It's a combination of animation and real time video. The song and video deal with the general idea of Armageddon from greed, war, and hate here on Earth . While the events of destruction are unfolding , the Annunaki  , or alien overseers are watching while mankind create their own hell .... or at least that was a the overall idea I was going for within a two and a half minute project  Lol