Archive for May 14th, 2014

Sriram Parthasarathy’s pleasant voice seems perfect for the lovely melody of Tholaivil irukkum, with Imman’s Ilayaraja’ish sound, and nifty touches like that santoor. Imman’s arrangement is phenomenal in Nenje nenje and Harshdeep Kaur’s vocals adds amazing value to the Charukesi’ish tune. Yaro yaro‘s tune, in comparison, is a bit jaded but Imman’s strings-based orchestration and […]

Wednesday May 14, 2014 20:15

Manam (Music review), Telugu – Anup Rubens

Piyo piyo re is perfectly foot-tapping, with a catchy hook. Arijit Singh rules Telugu too, after conquering Hindi, with Kanulanu thaake – Anup hands him an excellent melody tailor-made for his voice. Chinni chinni aasalu has a strong Hindi whiff, and the pleasant tune works easily, spearheaded by Ashwin’s fabulous vocals. Haricharan’s sonorous voice makes […]

Wednesday May 14, 2014 08:29

Million Dollar Arm (Music review), A R Rahman

Rang De Basanti’s left-over Makhna and let-us-obviously-fuse-Punjabi-and-rap Million Dollar Dream are intermittently engaging, thanks to the vocalists – Sukhwinder and Iggy Azalea, respectively. KT Tunstall and Rahman’s We Could Be Kings is however coherent and rhythmic, with fantastic vocals by both. Ditto with Taa taa tai – frenetic sitar complementing Rahman’s energetic call-out. Keep The […]

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