With Bhoomi's lyrics, one can paint visions in their thoughts,
their souls and imagination while the music touches various
chords in the heart. The music is simple yet evokes profound
thoughts. Media has described this music to be extremely visual
and listeners across echo the same feelings.
Folk styles like baul, bhatiyali , moishaal, jhumur,saari gaan,
qawaali forms the inspiration for Bhoomi's musical expression.
Bhoomi uses a wide
range of acoustic instruments that include the thumbas, bongos,
dotara, djembe, drums, violin, flute, khanjira, mandolin, banjo, khamak,
matka, handi, guitar, castanets, tambourine, kanshar ghanta,
conch, resso, blues harp, pan flute, spring drum, steel drum,
melodica, blues harp, harmonium, piano, moorcing, ektara, recorders, tabla,
balalaika, dugdugi, dubki, edakkaii ,cowbells, chimes, dholak, khol, madol etc.
The blend of these
wide range of instruments contributes to the
atmosphere of a Bhoomi lyric.
Bhoomi is known to
play most of these instruments live on stage along with a whole
lot of sound effects, storm effect (Song Pocha Kaka from the
album Jatra Shuru) bird sounds (Song Doel Doley from the album
Udaan, Smriti from the album Paal Chhutechhe, Dustu Haowa from the
album Jatra Shuru) and train effects (Song Logen express from
the album Udaan), LIVE without using pre programmed sound from
the keyboard .
Bhoomi has this
unique feature of blending different styles of music. For
example, Bhoomi has used a rock and roll arrangement with a
typical bengali folk song (Rock and roll guitar playing for the
song Sohaag Chand, in the album Paal Chhutechhe) or even used
blues with a contemporary song (Song Bhasate Paarli Na from the
album Dekhtey Dekhtey) , reggae (Song Kande Sudhu Mon from the
album Jatra Shuru and Sonali Chander Alo from the album Udaan)
rap (Song Picchu Picchu from the album Udaan), Goan folk tune
(Song Kaam Sarse from the album Jatra Shuru), the famous lavani
rhythm of Maharashtra (Song Chandni Raatey from the album Dekhtey Dekhtey) the
typical 'toppa" inspired style of singing (Song
Logen express from
the album Udaan), Irish folk form (Song Tori Baorey in the
album Udaan) and many such explorations where the blend and the
brew seems ideal for the sound that is quintessentially BHOOMI .