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Discography

Solo Albums

 

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Abstract Point Of View (2001)

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Abstract Point of View was released in December 2001 through Gnarly Geezer Records (an independent label founded in the late 1990s by guitarist Allan Holdsworth) and on September 21, 2004 through Lion Music.

Tracklisting

01.      Through the Passage of Time – 12:44 min
02.      Maze – 4:53 min
03.      Prophet – 6:56 min
04.      Don’t Let Your Spirit Die – 5:30 min
05.      Last Summer – 4:46 min
06.      Why? – 10:28 min

Credits

Faraz Anwar: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drums Sequencing
Fahad Khan: Drums on Last Summer
Mekaal Hassan: Mixing / Mastering
Jamal Mustafa: Engineering

 

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Untitled (2004) – Internet Release

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Recorded in 1995-96, the album was shelved until Mizraabianz.com (Fan site of Mizraab) released it in 2004. Faraz was 16 years when he recorded this album at his home studio.

Tracklisting

01.      Roshni – 4:58 min
02.      Lost in Spain – 2:27 min
03.      Aankhon Main – 4:21 min
04.      Invasion – 5:35 min
05.      Where Am I? – 4:54 min
06.      Heart of Darkness – 5:28 min
07.      Strong Believe – 2:42 min
08.      No Where to Go – 5:50 min
09.      Don’t Know – 6:32 min
10.      Reason – 3:57 min
11.      Show Me The Way – 5:30 min

Credits

Faraz Anwar: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drums Sequencing

 

Mizraab

(Progressive Rock / Metal)

Mizraab (“a plectrum made by hand from a continuous strand of iron used to strike the strings of the sitar”) is a progressive rock and metal band from Pakistan, formed in 1997. Founded by vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter, Faraz Anwar. The band have been influential on many contemporary musical artists, and have gained a large cult following despite garnering little radio or music video airplay.

 

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Mazi Haal Mustaqbil (2004)

Mazi Haal Mustaqbil (2004)

Mazi Haal Mustaqbil by Mizraab was released after more than 3 years of struggle in order to release the album. Mizraab finally managed to release Pakistan’s first metal Urdu album in 2004. This album is considered by many to be the heaviest album released to date in Pakistan, both musically and lyrically.

Tracklisting

01.      Mayusee – 9:11 min
02.      Panchi – 6:32 min
03.      Worldeterne – 2:06 min
04.      Meri Terhan – 4:24 min
05.      Janay Main – 5:58 min
06.      Insaan – 6:40 min
07.      Aag – 5:43 min
08.      Kitni Sadian – 6:33 min
09.      Muntazir – 5:23 min
10.      Akhir Kyun – 7:18 min
11.       Kuch Hai – 6:35 min
12.      Izhaar – 3:28 min

Credits

Faraz Anwar: Vocals., Guitars, Drums Sequencing
Khalid Khan: Bass

 

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Panchi (1999)

Panchi (1999)

Panchi was the Debut album by Mizraab which is considered by many to be the first Progressive Rock album in Pakistan is a touching and dark portrait of the shattered dreams and betrayal of the urban youth of Pakistan.

Tracklisting

01.      Panchi – 5:38 min
02.      Mayusee – 6:26 min
03.      Kahani – 5:01 min
04.      Sahil – 5:51 min
05.      Ishq – 4:56 min
06.      Murshid – 5:41 min
07.      Tu Kareeb Hai – 5:26 min
08.      Agay Berho – 5:09 min
09.      Nami – 5:27 min

Credits

Faraz Anwar: Lead Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Khalid Khan: Bass Guitars
Akhtar Qayyum: Percussion’s
Irfan Ahmad: Drums
Adnan Ahmed: Lyrics

 

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Aag Alive (2013) – Internet Release

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Recorded back in 2007 for Aag Tv’s “Aag Alive” show. This was one of the major performances by Mizraab featuring 3 Guitarists. Mixed and Mastered by Faraz Anwar, the audios were released in the form of an album on the Internet by Mizraabianz.com.

Tracklisting

01.      Ujalon Main – 4:43 Min
02.      Meri Terhan – 13:04 Min
03.      Insaan – 7:25 Min
04.      Kitni Saadian (Unplugged) – 4:28 Min
05.      Dil Dil Pakistan – 2:33 Min
06.      Panchi – 9:04 Min
07.      Izhar – 5:20 Min

Credits

Faraz Anwar: Lead Vocals & Guitars
Shahzad Naseem: Rhythm Guitars
Rahail Siddiqui: Bass Guitar
Faraz Ahmed: Rhythm Guitars
Irfan Charlie: Drums

 

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Unplugged (2012) – Internet Release

unpluggeddiscMizraab performed Unplugged for the first time ever. It is exclusively a digital download live album, released by Mizraabianz.com on 1st January 2012. The album included recordings from the band’s live performances at the V-Sel Outlet in April, 2011.

Tracklisting

01.      Meri Terhan (Unplugged) – 8:52 min
02.      Woh Aur Main (Unplugged) – 5:43 min
03.      Panchi (Unplugged) – 7:33 min
04.      Ujalon Main (Unplugged) – 4:25 min
05.      Kitni Saadian (Unplugged) – 7:09 min
06.      Izhar (Unplugged) – 5:21 min

Credits

Faraz Anwar: Vocals & Lead Guitars
Muhammad Muzammil: Rhythm Guitars
Ferdinand Goveas: Bass Guitar
Irfan Charlie: Drums

 

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Live & Rare (2010) – Internet Release

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Recorded for “Playing it Live”, the album was released on the Internet by Mizraabianz.com on 1st January 2010 for the Mizraab fans.

Tracklisting

01.      Meri Terhan – 9:05 min
02.      Insaan – 7:06 min
03.      Aag – 7:08 min
04.      Izhar – 3:32 min
05.      Ujalon Main – 4:27 min
06.      Panchi – 8:02 min

Credits

Faraz Anwar: Lead Vocals & Guitars
Shahzad Naseem: Rhythm Guitars
Rahail Siddiqui: Bass Guitar
Irfan Ahmed: Drums

 

Dusk

(Doom / Death / Progressive Metal)

The originator of the entire metal movement around Pakistan was Dusk. The band consisted of two members, Faraz Anwar on the guitars & Babar Shaikh. Dusk initiated in 1995 and mastered in death black metal. “South Asia’s heaviest export” by Greek Zine (M.Invader ’96), was one of the titles given to these 2 individuals who together made music in its true sense. Casketize, Dusk’s first demo tape, released in June 1995, introduced raw/chaotic death black metal to Pakistan for the first time. The second masterpiece, Where Dreams Bleed, was a promo-tape released in the middle months of the year 1996. With time Dusk started experimenting, which lead to their transition from death black metal to gothic/doom metal. This cleared the way for the release of their first debut full-length album My Infinite Nature Alone, which was released by Hibernia Records (Portugal).

 

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Jahilia (2003)

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The expression of Jahilia was set to path at the B93 Studios Karachi (Faraz Anwar’s Studio) during middle months of the year 2002, engineered by Anjum and produced by Dusk. Jahilia is as abstract as the wind itself. It is the light that one could always see, absorb, relate to, but never could become. Ignorance, self-indulgence, absence, could be past definitions given to this terminology.

Tracklisting

01.      Attachments – 2:03 min
02.      Hidden From Senses – 5:07 min
03.      Jahilia Calling – 4:41min
04.      The Subdued Light – 8:14min
05.      Night Bulb Angel – 5:41 min
06.      As Pain Becomes Liquid – 4:37 min
07.      Decadent Little Girl – 6:55 min

Credits

All tracks composed, arranged, sequenced and performed by Dusk
Faraz Anwer: All Instrumentation, Layer Processing and Theology.
Babar Shaikh: Gray Expression and Thought Convergence.
Shahzad (Shahi) Hassan: Mastering

 

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My Infinite Nature Alone (1999)

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Published by Hibernia Productions in December 1999.

Tracklisting

01.      Ars Moriendi – 1:30 min
02.      Returning To Pathos – 10:53min
03.      Forty Seasons From Now – 7:42 min
04.      Await – 4:56 min
05.      Chairscuro – 3:57 min
06.      Fortress Of Solitude – 8:58 min
07.      Still Black And White – 2:58 min
08.      Beautiful Unfortunate – 1:16 min