Friday March 14, 2014

Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (Music review), Tamil – Sean Roldan

Posted by Karthik

Shut up! Vaaya moodu! Pesadhe is a thoroughly entertaining melange of famously hilarious film dialogs and an equally corny tune to go with it. Navin’s bass dominates Kadhal ara onnu vizhundhuchu, but Josh Markraj’s electric guitar and Sean’s and Shakthishree Gopalan’s vocals make a superb impact too in the funky tune. Alaap Raju seems unusually broken in Udaigiren udaigiren even as the Madras String Quartet rules over the song, while they do an even better job in Maatraparavai, with the strings arranged by Kalyani Nair to impressive effect, and Pradeep and Kalyani doing an especially good job with their vocals. Maarten Visser’s sax is scintillating in Beedhiya kelappa jazz theme, aptly aided by Praveen Sparsh’s percussion, while there is heavy – in a good way – Santhosh Narayan influence in The Sound of Silence – Dubstep Symphony. The soundtrack’s best is Podhum nee and its companion instrumental piece, Mr Fixit Theme, both with Chennai Strings performing brilliantly, and Haricharan in magical form in the spritely tune in the former that seems to be an intelligently modern play on an MGR-style retro tune. Sean Roldan aka R Raghavendra’s musical debut is as eclectic and interesting as the man’s diverse musical sensibilities!

Keywords: Sean Roldan, R Raghavendra, Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, 200, #200



  • Say Something

    Lot of bit songs and instrumental pieces… but a fresh album nevertheless. Not so very satisfying.

    Think i got a handle on Milliblog –

    100 words – Ignore (Naan Sigappu Manidhan, Race Gurram, Ettuthikkum Madhayaanai… are all far below average in spite of the enthusiastic tone of the reviews)

    200 – I can listen a couple of times[some can be exception, for example – Cuckoo – that i listened several times – and will remain one of the very good soundtracks this year]

    300 & above – Good

    And of course, not to trust when it comes to albums like Highway. Since when finding something good has become so difficult? *sigh*

    Still, Milliblog is my primary source..! Would have missed so many without..!

  • bukowskinerd

    Wow, this is really good stuff. Well deserved #200 IMHO.
    Love the whole funky feel that the whole album carries, which is really a rarity. Defo someone to watch out for, Sean Roldan.

  • Sriram

    A really good tamil album after Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah. I listen to Kadhal Arai Onnu everyday!!

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