Tuesday June 2, 2015

54321 (Music review), Tamil – Joshua Sridhar

Posted by Karthik

Nenjamae en nenjamae has a steady, thrumming rhythm and a easily likeable low-key melody that Haricharan and Harini deliver admirably well, complete with really nice semi-classic portions in the interludes. Mayil thogayin sounds distinctly like Dharan Kumar’s compositions, but it’s whispery melody works thanks to Ranina Reddy’s vocals. The song’s instrumental version makes the Dharan connect even more obvious! The title song‘s techno sound is understated and in sync with the ambient tune, with Haricharan and Ramya NSK handling the call-and-response style tune impressively. Vengeance theme ends the soundtrack on a musically ominous note. Good soundtrack from the underrated Joshua!

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  • Sai Charan

    Ah, finally someone who also thinks Joshua Sridhar is underrated. This guy is mighty talented ( more than GVP and the current toast Anirudh). He should have been scoring for more films going by the fact that his first outing Kadhal was also musically well received by the audience. I would love to engage in a discuss on his career graph. Some of the tracks from his albums like ‘Yuvan’ and ‘Appavi’ are wayyyy better than today’s songs in terms of both the melody and arrangement. The final product is also so well produced. Sadly no one i know have even heard about these albums. I would love to have an analysis on his career, or atleast some of his albums from you. His work in kannada is also astounding. Take this song for instance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRaiV1CuOB4

    This is my favourite kannada song (of whatever I’ve heard). The use of electric guitars and the synth beats merge seamlessly with the melody to give it a rich, urban-funky blues feel. And when I’m talking about electric guitars, I doubt if anyone else post 2000 continues to use it for the urban, bluesy sound it gives. This Anirudh, and gvp bring in the distortion and make it sound like a rock song (wannabe rock) instead. Rahman used it a lot in Boys and in the bgm of Ayutha ezhuthu but not much after that. Santy is the best in town now, but even his emphasis is a lot on the bass and acoustic guitars. Anyway, I would just go on and on about Joshua Sridhar. If you find time to reply to my comment, please do. This guy really deserves a discussion and I hope you will be happy to engage in one 🙂

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