T.L. Mazumdar

T.L. Mazumdar

 Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, DEU
BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

''....uncompromising, adventurous, eerily moving and disturbingly beautiful ... 4.5 / 5.''----Rahul Basu: Facebook Review.

Biography

Press Quotes:

"...T.L.'s lyrics are introspective and autobiographical backed by lush keyboards and genre-defying bass-lines..reminds one of Brian Eno and at times Herbie Hancock..it's time to pay heed to these brilliant young performers in a world full of pop mediocrity.."

—  mind_the_gap, itunes review

"uncompromising, adventurous, eerily moving and disturbingly beautiful. 4.5 / 5.''" 

----Facebook Reviewer.

"''...true artist!''"

Y Ro ---Myspace.com

The various musical worlds Keyboardist, Composer and Singer-Songwriter T.L. Mazumdar travels in between are as extreme in their contrast as the cultural identity his life, one spent growing up in North-Africa, England, India and Germany has bestowed upon him. A professional musician since he was 17, T.L.'s musical journey is one that has blessed him with encounters with musical personalities who would rarely be seen sharing the same stage. A firm believer in the philosophy that there are only two kinds of music; authentic and from the heart and the rest, he has never been shy of exploring a vast palette of musical genres and cultures that often leave listeners a little confused about the words they should choose to describe his musical personality.

A summary of some of his musical activities in the recent past includes co-producing and performing a soundtrack for a theater piece for the FIFA cup 2006, playing with Grammy Award winning artist Nelly Furtado on Europe's most widely watched TV show 'Wetten Das', finishing a degree in Jazz-Piano performance, composing a soundtrack for a critically-acclaimed documentary film about 85 year-old German artist and 2nd World War survivor Edgar Schmandt and touring with Tabla Maestro Pt. Tanmoy Bose's (Ravi Shankar/Ustad amjad Ali Khan) World-Fusion outfit 'Taaltantra' last winter among others. All of this while finishing a second degree in Music Business/Production and releasing his debut album 'Four Walls V.2'.

The latter Feature's T.L. on all instruments except drums. The album, a complete DIY production was recorded in three different countries and features award-winning Swiss-Italian drummer Massimo Buonnano (David Fiuczynski, John Mayer) and was produced by T.L. as well. Only available as a digital download at first, popular demand led to a remasterd re-release of the album with new art work based on pictures from award-winning German Photographers' ziora.de. With only 200 copies for sale, this CD is available on cdbaby.com and at live concerts only.

T.L. Mazumdar. Traveller. Musician. At home and out of place anywhere.

Lyrics

Stay

Written By: T.L. Mazumdar

Stay.
Stay with me.
Stay by my side.
The way it's meant to be.
Fly.
Through these winds of change.
Take wings I don't have.
Come back inside of me.

My pride.
Is all Im left with here
Lost, defeated remains
Of a broken, distant dream.

''Once upon a time was a boy who grew up in different parts of the world.
He seems to think he's had a sad childhood—thats only an excuse.
He just watched too much American television, thats all.
And he ate too much,
And he drank too much,
And he smoked too much,
And he started growing kinda' sick..
His belly started growing bigger and bigger..
His dick disappeared!
He started having all these funny complexes about himself.
Once upon a time was a boy who never really grew up.''

Stay.
Stay with me.
Stay by my side.
On this road to destiny.
Fly.
Through these winds of change
Take wings I don't have,
Come back inside of me.

Home

Written By: T.L. Mazumdar

Home

All around were these wide-eyed people
There was a nip in the air
Sky was dark-blue with few stars shining
I was home to a foreign land.

Easy way out for you to judge me
But come and take a walk in my shoes
Come take a look and see how things feel
When you're home to a foreign land.
Home to a foreign land.

Home.
Do you not see the light in my eyes?
Home.
I believe I've seen through your disguise.

''..everywhere you are is home.''

Every step that I take will take me
Down that road we could simplify
With simple answers to questions we seek
When we're home to a foeign land.
Trying hard not to understand.

''...anywhere you go I go''

Just Fine

Written By: T.L. Mazumdar

Just Fine

One stroke at a time
Theres land ahead up somewhere along the line
Keep your head above the water
Keep breathing in and out
We'll be just fine.
Don't close those sleepy eyes
There's a way to go for nightfall
To settle in
This boat wasn't meant to sink
In this ocean so deep
Stay alive
We'll be just fine, just you and I .

''...the pictures are fading.
I have to admit, Im at an emotional distance from you
...so yeah, I'm at a distance.
..did nothing wrong
...this isn't working
...I'm a whore
Why?
...well I slept with a guy I met on a plane.''

One day at a time.
Baby-steps to freedom from memories
Keep your head above the water
Keep breathing in and out
Stay alive.
You, Me , Myself and I will be just fine.

Four Walls Part II (Background Score)

Written By: T.L. Mazumdar

Four Walls Part II (Background Score)

Where's the backround score to this movie..
There's oughta be an orchestra in here
Singing violins,
Weeping cellos..
Wrenching hearts with compassion.
Damn—I really shoulda worked on those abs
That guy in the movies looks so much sexier bundled up in a corner of his room, with his head up his sorry ass.
Where's the background score to this movie..
Where's that harp that plays the infinite Major Seventh Arpeggio
While the orchestra breaks into syrupy Lydian melodies...
This is where the lovely lady enters the scene
In emotional upheaval
Finally realising she's been a fool to have been so blind to the painfully obvious truth.
That she's here now—she's come to her senses.
And we live happily ever fucking after.
Where's the background score to this movie?
Howcome that blond Hollywood guy with the big biceps never gets laughed at for being a gutless wuss?
Hes the sensitive, new-age zen guy with no problems displaying true emotion huh?
Where's the background score to this movie?
The orchestra's supposed to be rocking by now.
The audience is on it's feet in euphoria.
The world just changed again—love has seen the light of victory against all odds.
(The orchestra's going wild—The American president 's on CNN already)
True love shall prevail!
Where's the background score to this movie?
Where's the background score to this movie?

I hear nothing.
There's just four walls in here.
Four walls.
And me.

PRAYER FOR AN EMBARASSED SOMNAMBULIST

Written By: T.L. MAZUMDAR


Take me through this sea of a desert
Come close my eyes so I can see
I have travelled mountains of my fantasy
In my search for miracles in ordinary.

Tie my hands
So I can reach out
For skies blue with violet mystery.
I'd cry at every smile she'd throw at me
Oh wake up,
She says to me.

Forgive me father for I have sinned
I have lost me to my sleep
Wouldnt hear you if you spoke.
The air I breathe is yesterdays
Tomorrows on my feet
Help me out and take me in between....

....the lines
On my palm
Speak of a story
Unveiling itself through course of time.
Would be easier if I could just believe
In this vast expanse of horse-shit all around me.

For every moment of silence.
For every long look at the wall.
For every time you refused to draw the line.
You've owed me answers since a lifetime now.
You've owed me answers since a lifetime now.
Now.
Now.
Now.

Forgive me father for I have sinned
I've lied to a degree.
To keep my conscience squeaky clean.
The air I breathe is yesterdays
Tomorrows on my feet
Help me out and take me in between.
Help me out and take me in between.

Help me out and take me in between (help me out...help me out)
Help me out and take me in between (help me out...help me out)
Help me out and take me in between.

You're A Reason

Written By: T.L. Mazumdar

I'm still trying to figure out
The things I keep doing wrong
Searching for my answers.

So easy and difficult
To stumble, trip and fall,
And bump my head against the wall.

I'm still trying to find my way
Each night and every day
Waiting for that moment.

I'm hoping you'll hang around
Long enough to hear this song
Cos' all I'm trying to say

Is you're a reason
I would put my pride at risk for all
You make me want to dive into this deep and scary ocean.

And I'm still trying to do it right
Fighting my bravest fight
One with no conclusions.

No promises, no guarantees,
No winner takes it all
No rules
No warning signs.

I feel like we're running out of words
which can help us out
Words can be so empty.

I'm scared that we'll turn around
Walk away before it's time
And that just feels so wrong.

Cos' you're a reason I would put my pride at risk for all.
You make me want to dive into this
Deep and scary ocean.

You're a reason
I would stand here naked and unarmed.
Defenceless with the single hope my faith will keep me standing.

I'm falling.
Falling.
Falling.
Falling.

Discography

'Four Walls (Memoirs Of A Pathetic Lover)' : 2008

'Four Walls V.2' : 2010 (remastered re-release).