Following the huge success of the debut offering ‘Carved’, Lucid Recess – one of the top bands of the Northeast – recently released their second album, Engraved Invitation. The album was released by veteran musicians Utpal Barsaikia and JP Das at a simple ceremony in the Guwahati Press Club.
Undoubtedly one of the tightest outfits to have come out from the Northeast in recent times, the rise of Lucid Recess has been simply amazing. But their rise should mostly be credited to a lot of hard work and perseverance. Formed in 2004, the band is made up of two brothers – Siddharth and Amitabh Barooah – along with talented drummer Partha Boro.
The band’s new album, Engraved Invitation’, is supported by Rock Street Journal (RSJ) and ‘Grey and Saurian’. The album is a collection of 12 new songs that has been brought out in a highly professional manner. The first 1,000 copies of the special audition comes with a 20-page booklet, band poster and sticker in a handmade box. Talking about professionalism, Lucid Recess has been highly instrumental in ushering in the wave of professionalism in the region – be it their attitude towards music or even their penchant towards perfection.
The first and only band from Assam to have been selected for the prestigious Great Indian Rock Festival, organized by Rock Street Journal (RSJ), Lucid Recess has a number of firsts to its credit. The band was the first from Assam to have been selected for the Kingfisher Pub Rock Fest, which was held in the Indian cities of Bangalore, Kolkata, Shillong and Guwahati. The band became the first from the entire region to achieve a circulation figure of 42,000 for their album, when their debut album ‘Carved’ was distributed with the Rock Street Journal.
Besides being the only rock outfit from Assam to have won a award for best composition in a web portal competition, the band has also collaborated with professionals abroad while producing the videos for their album. The video of the song “Painstaking Obsession’ from ‘Carved’ was created and directed by Reuben Issae in United Kingdom with a cast comprising of postgraduate students of the University of Surrey in the UK.