Archive for the ‘Malayalam OST’ Category

Ethetho‘s oh-so-gentle melody makes it a great listen, particularly in Vaisakh C Madhav’s vocals (as also Anju Joseph’s female version) where he sings as if the tune is brittle, amidst a beautiful flute phrase! Vaadaathe sounds like Shaan Rahman’s material! Good vocal harmony, barring that rap part. Vineeth Srinivasan is hilarious in singing his sorry […]

Thaniye is markedly old-fashioned, but Chithra’s incredible handling of the indulgent melody—with a tinge of pathos—is the song’s highlight. Hrudayavaathil is Mejo attempting a Harris Jayaraj’ish song and in Vineeth and Jyotsna’s dependable singing, it is spunky and likeable. On the other hand, it’s Rahman in Aromale – Chinmayi’s singing is fantastic and so is […]

Arun Muraleedharan starts with Varminnal, wonderfully energetic number, delivered brilliantly by Haricharan. The composer layers it with a nice semi-classical touch that works well with the pop’ish sound. Shakthisree Gopalan holds Ilamai with her commanding vocals, backed by minimal guitar. Arun’s last, Enthanu mone is also his most inventive – vibrant and almost Santhosh Narayanan’ish, […]

The profusion of atmospheric sounds in Ayalathe is both disconcerting and alluring! Shreekumar Vakkiyil’s involved vocals sit on top of Prashant’s lively, impromptu’ish backdrop! The three traditional songs, sung by Angamaly Pranchi, are incredibly natural, more so because of the brass-band orchestration – the approach being similar to composer Balabarathy’s string of gaana songs used […]

Onnurangi‘s frothy melody is Bijibal’s trademark, particularly that complex anupallavi, and of course, the interludes and backgrounds. Lovely listen, thanks also to Vineeth Srinivasan’s fantastic singing. The sweeping melody extends to Paripparakkum kili too, with a thoroughly enjoyable waltz’y backdrop and especially fantastic interludes, besides brilliant vocals by Sangeetha Sreekanth. Bijibal produces a funky kuthu […]

Penne penne has a nice enough tune, but it’s Vishnu’s spartan orchestration that really engages. The guitar+ghatam mix is particularly alluring, as is the high-pitched outtakes and the mid-way tune shift. The composer sings Sumbharani too confidently, aided by a funky piano-led sound and a likeable jazzy edge to the tune. Pranayamanithu‘s sweeping Kerala-Muslim sound […]

Haricharan literally powers Lailakame with his vocals. Rahul’s tune is pleasant enough, and predictable enough, hitting the high notes impressively, and it is in Haricharan’s singing that the song gets a real high. Sushin Shyam’s Thambiraan is atmospheric and haunting, with soaring vocals by Vipin Raveendran. Sushin layers it with absolutely spooky piano backdrop. It’s […]

Nokki nokki is good old Vidyasagar – the kind with a tune that reminds one of Ilayaraja, with Vidyasagar’s own nuances added. The anupallavi’s rhythm takes too simplistic a route, but the bridge back to the pallavi is rather neat. Neelakasham, the soundtrack’s best, is even better, evoking pleasant memories of Vidyasagar’s classic, Thankathinkal, from […]

Jeevitham ithu has a pleasant—albeit rather generic—sound that borders on EDM, and Najim Arshad handles it well. Kadha parayana flows even better, with a nice pop-ghazal-sufi mix-like sound, really well sung by Rijisha and Aalaap Raju. Roopa Revathy’s vocals is phenomenal in Olangal moodum, a moody, somber and sparsely orchestrated lullaby where her singing, and […]

Saturday November 26, 2016 17:19

Ore Mukham (Music review), Malayalam – Bijibal

Madhu Balakrishnan seems to be the perfect Yesudas-alternative for the whiff of retro in Aarum – the singer evokes so much of yesteryears’ melodic coolth, backed by Bijibal’s engagingly complex tune and gorgeous strings. The title song has a completely different sound, one that is thankfully short, but also aptly background’ish. The soundtrack ends on […]

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