Astronomer's Dilemma

Bodhisattya Pal - Astronomer's Dilemma
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Based on 33 ratings
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January 20, 2021 / Release Date
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Indian indie artist Bodhisattya Pal shows glimpses of great artistic talent in his new EP. Like many artists, however, his EP also shows many signs of growing pains as he experiments with different sounds, languages, and even genres.

While the production and singing could be improved at times, it didn't stop me from appreciating the melodies, lyrics and concept of the album. The concept is an astronomer who has to make a choice between chasing his dreams or finding comfort in stability ... read more
Bodhisattya Pal offers up a very interesting EP of several odd sounds that shouldn't work, but kind of do

Astronomer's Dilemma is an eclectic mix of a singer-songwriter guitar and vocals with Trap/Electronic beats with some Hindustani influence thrown in for flavour.

This particular style is most obvious on the first 2 tracks, Threshold Limit and Rocket of Your Dream. It's here that the main problem presents itself though, the mixing. The percussion on these 2 tracks is way to far forward and ... read more
This is definitely interesting. I think the first 2 tracks are the worst, and I didn’t love to trap beat on it, felt extremely out of place. But Pitch Black Sky is really good and beyond that it’s alright, but something that’s 11 minutes shouldn’t feel like it goes on for half an hour. I’ll come back to this but on first listen I’m not sure how much there is to say about this.
FAVORITE TRACK: The Last Longing

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Rocket of Your Dream

The production on this really just ruins the projects. The vocals aren't my favorite either. I think at times there is promise though in the instrumentals and the lyrics are nice, it's just the vocals are not great.

Sorry man I just really don't like this.
I do my best to accept invitations from AOTY members to preview a recording. Regardless of the genre, style et al., I give the recording a listen. Often I take notes. Sometimes the music is so distorted I find it intolerable and remove the sound from my room. @BodhisattyaPal invited me to listen to Astronomer's Dilemma and listen I have. Bravo for taking on this creative endeavor. I don't feel you need to apologize for songs sung in a language other than English. While I enjoyed the percussive ... read more
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Track List

  1. Threshold Limit
  2. Rocket of Your Dream
  3. Pitch Black Sky
  4. Had the Spring Arrived There?
  5. The Last Longing
  6. Turning into Cosmic Dust
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Added on: January 15, 2021