Archive for January 22nd, 2018

Taufiq Qureshi’s gradual build-up in the percussion really kick-starts Tu paas hai beautifully. Shankar’s handling of Javed Akhtar’s lovely lines, by extending each line without a break is a neat touch before he opens the melody with the ‘Harpal yahi’ connection. There’s some fantastic guitar work for the interludes, even as Shankar’s tune for the […]

Athiradi is more posturing than a cohesive song, though that retro-style interlude (Vanmurai pazhi) is a nifty touch. Ditto with Yaar ivan – less of a ‘song’ and more background’ish. Mudhal murai is good at places – the anupallavi is really melodious and that nadaswaram-phrase is smart work by Yuvan, but something seems off, overall. […]

Raaja paatu is far away from any Ilaya’raja’ song, with lyrics sounding as free-flowing as the Tequila at the pub the song refers to. But the song is heady, with a spirited EDM sound. That ‘Raja’ paatu flavor actually appears in Kaadhoram, with a gorgeous melody at the center, built with a lovely ‘Puyal mazhai’ […]

Monday January 22, 2018 18:35

Mohini (Music review), Tamil – Vivek-Mervin

Hey is decent-enough R&B, though the English verse is cringe-inducing. Benny Dayal infuses a lot of life into Bomb Figure Lady (cringe, again!!) that’s passably catchy at best. Youtube La Melam‘s folk infusion and that nadaswaram base makes it much better than its otherwise poor form (the lyrics are atrocious!). Mohini’s Rage is the soundtrack’s […]

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