Empty Spaces' second music album "Abol Tabol" from Kaleidoscope Entertainment is a
double CD album featuring select poems from Sukumar Ray's Abol
Tabol put to music, and also includes an original audio drama
The satirical and humorous audio drama included in the album
introduces a very special character named "Burjoa-da", reminiscent
of iconic Bengali literary characters such as the likes of
"Teni-da" or "Ghona-da". "Burjoa-da", with his characteristic
satirical wit and humour strings together the entire album
interlacing it with eight of Sukumar Ray's iconic poems from 'Abol
Tabol' put to music.
As with all Bengali's around the world, poems from Abol Tabol are
deeply rooted at the heart of Bengali culture and putting these
poems to music with a mixture of traditional and contemporary
musical compositions Empty Spaces has attempted to make this
legendary work more appealing to wider audiences and age groups.
Notwithstanding the creative genius behind Ray's 'Abol Tabol',
Empty Spaces expects that putting music to these poems will result
in greater appeal for the listener and prompt him/her towards
further honing his interest towards Sukumar Ray's life and his
creative masterpieces, thus promoting and rejuvenating interest
for Bengali literature especially for the newer generation of
Bengalis around the world.
With Jibon Britto, or 'The Cycle of Life', Empty Spaces puts
to form human beings' eternal journey through the loop of
ambition, achievement, deprivation, self-realization and finally
enrichment, with Empty Spaces' post-modern lyrical themes and
wholesome musical ensembles
The album is a first of it's kind for being the first Indian album
to be released under a Creative Commons license, and the first
Bengali concept album.