Archive for September, 2017

Monday September 11, 2017 19:13

Tarak (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Ba baro‘s energetic rhythm and Vyasa Raj’s enthusiastic singing keeps it in good stead, though the tune is standard-issue. In Sanje hothu, Arjun infuses Thyagaraja’s Swara raaga sudha in Sankarabharanam-raaga seamlessly to create a lovely melody handled fabulously by Indu Nagraj. Besides Armaan Malik and Shreya Ghoshal’s presence, Mathadu nee also has a very-Bollywood sound […]

Minunundae mullapolae is an effortless winner. Ashwin concocts an expansive and immensely likeable soundscape led by guitar and strings. Karthik delivers the dreamy melody in his impeccable style even as it is noteworthy for its unusual structure sans any familiar pattern! The song’s other version, with a more electronic sound, is decidedly slower, handled beautifully […]

Saturday September 9, 2017 18:47

Spyder (Music review), Telugu – Harris Jayaraj

Despite all the kitchen-sink level cliches in Boom boom, the sound remains alluring, thanks to the fantastic brass he incorporates along with Nikhita Gandhi’s vocals. Ciciliya ciciliya too is a fairly good listen, with a lively melody, accentuated with Harris’ pet sounds, including gibberish chorus from exotic islands. Haricharan is dependably good handling the vocals, […]

Thursday September 7, 2017 19:10

Sathya (Music review), Tamil – Simon K. King

There’s something distinctly Harris Jayaraj about Kadhal Project, but Simon improvises to bring his unique stamp, with his own funky keyboard and Vasanth David’s drums. Keerthana Vaidyanathan, and Benny Dayal, in particular, blaze through the swanky vocals. Kalyani’s part in Yavvana is extraordinarily beautiful, but Yazin’s abrupt Yavvana hook demands time to get used to. […]

Thursday September 7, 2017 18:30

Karuppan (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Karuva karuva payale is Imman regurgitating his stock, but between Shankar Mahadevan and Shashaa Tirupati, the energetic melody really comes alive, amidst brilliant work by Chennai Strings Section. It’s hard not to like Usure given the soaring Charukesi base and Ananya Bhat’s beautiful rendition, but the raaga use, with limited novelty, also makes it too […]

Nee paarkum and Neenda naal has one wondering why Vidyasagar even went out of circulation in Tamil! The melodies are instantly appealing and the gracefully understated orchestration beautifully compliments Sathyaprakash, Karthik and Shweta Mohan’s excellent singing in both songs. But the answer to the first sentence’s wonder could be in Achukku buchukku! It is no […]

Sunday September 3, 2017 21:37

Milliblog’s Top Recent Listens – August 2017

Single Saavn playlist of (almost) all the songs (missing songs: Simran’s Baras Ja, all 4 songs from Velipadinte Pusthakam, 3 songs from Mugulu Nage and Chintamani by Raman & Jirka) Hindi Sweet tera drama, Nazm and Bairaagi – Bareilly Ki Barfi (Tanishk Bagchi, Arko, Samira Koppikar) Laagi na choote, Chandralekha and Bandook meri laila – […]

Yelugula teraley has the lilt and serene sound of the North East, with natural sounds thrown in to amplify the melody. Shaktisree Gopalan is in stupendous form, with Pramod Umapathi’s flute giving her superb company. Neevalaney is Karthik’s show, in a melody that seems tailor-made for him. Vivek’s Catharsis band-mates, Phani Teja’s carnatic synth (a […]

Gaaz yeta go has an incredible hook by Bhagyshree Abhyankar, Pranjali Barve and Amita Ghugari, and Bela Shende’s lead compliments the gorgeous melody perfectly. Tujyasathi‘s energetic Marathi-EDM mix—with a dash of Omkar Dhumal’s Sanai—is endearing, with excellent singing by Jasraj and Aanandi Joshi. Bhushan Chitnis’ splendid guitaring props the exquisite melody of Virlya kevha in […]

Both Rocket Saiyyan and Laddoo are adequately raucous and perfectly fit the resurgent ‘Bharat’ focused films and music that have been doing really well recently. Kankad is a great listen too, particularly Shashaa’s highly tuneful antara with a gentle, underlying pathos. Where Tanishk-Vayu score is in Kanha! The Bhimpalasi-raaga based melody gets a stunningly beautiful […]

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