"Music has and also is the key to unlock the Heart-Door of the Supreme."
"Let us not try to understand music with our mind. Let us not even try to feel it with our heart. Let us simply and spontaneously allow the music-bird to fly in our heart-sky. While flying, it will unconditionally reveal to us what it has and what it is. What it has, is Immortality's message. What it is, is Eternity's passage."
SOS is a musical call like the awakening of Self, deep in thought, a thought that is bound to spell and spread, throughout society some day, at some point in time...by someone! Why Silence of Souls? SOS believes “Silence” for a musician is as analogous as is the blank canvas to a painter. The same way a awaken person would know he is not the mind or the body but something more subtle; we call it Soul. We believe that this journey from Silence to Music; and back to silence, is a complete cycle that SOS experiences and shares. SOS believes music is where ever there is feeling and a person is able to connect to his inner self i.e. the true being. For SOS, Music (which purely is a gift from Past lives or divine) is just a way of expressing ourselves. The journey and music of SOS is driven from external turmoil, chaos, frustration, negativity to inner peace and at last but not the least of silence of Souls. The Music SOS created, evolved with the imprints of individual band members' experience, and the driving force for the music, Band compositions came from spirituality, social-political issues of the society, which knowingly or unknowingly affected our mindset, though surprisingly the Soul (purity) remains unaffected.
Due to untimely loss of their youngest band memeber(Vignesh), band members put a halt on the musical journey they were having together. Eldest member of the band(Vimlesh) moved to mountains for more deep search towards self.
Band has produced 2 EP and 20+ songs are written so far. Individual musical journey of band members is still continued with their inner pace of life.
Streams of the SOS confluence:
Vimlesh (Vimal): Vocals, Keys, Guitars, Flutes and MIDI arrangements
A raw musician, has had no formal musical training but started identifying musical notes as a child at Himalayas’ hill village, while climbing on trees and looking after his cattle, harvesting his fields , his music shows that influence. An admirer of Indian classical music, can understand classic rock, blues, and country music.
Influenced by mystic's from sufi traditions mainly Kabir, Guru Nanak, Rumi, also has a deep impact of J. Krishnamurti's teachings, his music and lifestyle reflects this impact and trying to make free himself with music. He also believe in free form of music, performing spontaneously, without any preparations or practice.
Presently made SOS meditation center his adobe in Himalayas, living in isolation and enjoying music of inner self and observing silence of his soul.
Amit : Vocals, Guitars and Tabla
He had an Indian classical education, and is well trained Tabla player, with a flavor for highly motivated Alternative /Progressive/ Psychedelic Rock influence on Guitars and played music in the UK with with the band - "Ferangs" produced a popular album with UK Musicians
A soul which was on the right path. The youngest member of the band, was a trained Guitar player and had worked with many Studios, bands, reputed projects in Delhi, Chennai at a young age. He was having influences of contemporary Rock, POP and Electronic Music
Saurabh(Shubhi) : Drums
A trained drummer and a simple person, he has a heavy influence of contemporary JAZZ, Rock and POP music over his playing, and couple that with a dash of Indian music.
Band's External Links-
SOS Meditation Center Concerts
Each time we hear soulful music, we get inspiration and delight. In the twinkling of an eye, music can elevate our consciousness. But if we also pray and meditate, then we are undoubtedly more illumined and fulfilled than a music-lover who is not consciously leading a spiritual life. Each spiritual musician is consciously spreading God's light on earth. God is the cosmic Player, the eternal Player, and we are His instruments. But there comes a time in the process of our evolution when we feel that we have become totally one with Him. At that time, we are no longer instruments; we ourselves are musicians, divine musicians. It is the Supreme who makes the proper instrument. Then, it is He who inspires the player to play properly.
Many musicians and creative people feel deep connection with supreme forces inside their mind body and soul through their creativity. Many of them get transformed into different dimensions of spiritual life. SOS Meditation center invites and requests all musicians from universe to come here, live here, play, create soulful music here. You may not have a large audience here, but your music shall be listen by yourself, by nature, by supreme power. You will feel strong connection to yourself and will enjoy the inner silence of your souls.