Sunday December 4, 2016

Kirik Party (Music review), Kannada – Ajaneesh Loknath

Posted by Karthik

Vijay Prakash’s superb vocals and Ajaneesh’s playful chorus parts add to Belageddu‘s frothy, likeable feel. In Katheyonda helide and Thirboki jeevana, Rakshit’s nostalgic lyrics stand out; the former has a mostly predictable rock-infused tune, but the latter’s bouyant jazz feel is solid fun. Katheyonda’s Farewell version, sung by Ajaneesh himself, offers a more pensive variant of the ebullient tune that’s equally engaging. For Neenire saniha, Ajaneesh layers lovely interludes and a really tuneful anupallavi, while Shreya Ghoshal rocks, as usual. Last Bench Party‘s foot-tapping, street-smart tune and sing-along’ish lyrics work smoothly. Neecha sullu sutho naalige is the Kalippu equivalent of Kirik Party, adding more ammunition to the Premam-comparison, complete with angry Yakshagana rhythms and grungy vocals by Vasishta N Simha. Vasuki Vaibhav’s Kaagadada doniyalli brings back Ajaneesh’s Ulidavaru Kandante form! The melody is intense and sweeping, and the orchestration, layered with sax and guitar, is truly fantastic! Ajaneesh recreates C.Ashwath’s Thoogu manchadalli koothu into a highly tuneful and ethereal sounding short piece sung fabulously by Sangeetha Ravindranath. The soundtrack’s best is Hey Who Are You?, a joyous and funky ode to Hamsalekha’s music from the 90s; immensely catchy, and nostalgic! Ajaneesh Loknath hits the bullseye again with his brilliant music!

Keywords: Kirik Party, Ajaneesh Loknath, 200, #200

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