The main track of the massively popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ is arguably one of today’s most famous pieces of musical composition.
Even folks who have not seen the series recognizes its title track, officially called the ‘Main Title’or OST. This may be why a huge number of professional and amateur musicians have covered this track using a variety of instruments, selecting their preferable music genre.
There is a legion of GOT fans in Pakistan too. Hence a few Pakistani musical acts have attempted their own covers of the ‘Main Title’.
Sachal Studios is the latest name to join this list. And the Sachal Studios’ Pakistani version of the Game of Thrones OST surely deserves a view followed by a review.
Sachal Studios is a Lahore-based orchestra mainly playing jazz and jazz-inspired original songs and covers. Izzat Majeed and Mushtaq Soofi, were the first personals to initiate the project. The goal behind the establishment of Sachal Studios was to pull the local musicians out of relative popularity and obscurity. The founders are willing to revive the local music scene, according to its Facebook page.
Sachal Studios, A Class Apart !
“Sachal Studios was born to produce the music of melody, acoustic harmony and rhythms that rock the heart. Izzat Majeed and Mushtaq Soofi, essentially together were able to produce the music they had interest in, hoping it would also be adored by others.”
When They Decide To Work On The Famous Game Of Thrones Title Track
In their latest cover, the musicians at Sachal Studios retain the original sound track (OST) of Game of Thrones. However, they utilize both Eastern and Western instruments setting up the orchestra. This gives a distinct Pakistani sound to the track.
The track starts off with a musician playing the chung (jaw harp). Ace flutist Baqir Abbas plays the bansuri, or flute. Moreover, the flute, along with the shehnai and the cello take center stage in this version.
The cover is a beautiful adaptation of the well-known tune as the musicians at Sachal Studios manage to strike a perfect balance between the Western and Eastern sounds, while maintaining the original aesthetics.
However, These are just some of the reasons why this Pakistani version of the GOT main track deserves kudos.