Archive for the ‘Malayalam OST’ Category

Amrutam Gamaya sisters’ Veerangana has a conventional Kerala folk fusion sound and it is their spirited vocals that keeps the song charming. Anitha Shaiq’s Mappila pattu sound in Melakey is rhythmic and engaging and sung well by Shweta Mohan. M Jayachandran opens his set with Oru vela; he sings and retains the charms of an […]

The pleasant Aaradyam would make Ilayaraja proud! Bijibal gets Vishnu Kurup and Shilpa Raju to sing a delightful duet where every line takes on interestingly unusual forks, backed by lovely violin and flute led interludes. Orayiram flows beautifully amidst sounds of a road trip, riding on Najim Arshad’s fantastic singing. Chuvadukal‘s generic energetic and background’ish […]

Sunday August 6, 2017 16:01

E (Music review), Malayalam – Rahul Raj

Pranavaakaram is a magnificent showcase of singer Saritha Ram’s range. She handles Rahul Raj’s almost-Vidyasagar’ish Nattakurinji raaga fusion impeccably. Divayanam is a lovely listen too. While Rahul himself does the vocal heavy-lifting here amidst easily likeable EDM mixed with the occasional semi-classical phrases, Sunitha Sarathy joins in too, mid-way. Arupathu maram‘s energetic pace and earthy […]

Jayachandran’s melody in Neelambal nilavodu is beautifully ghazal-like—with a lovely smattering of santoor—and makes a sweeping use of Karaharapriya Darbari Kanada raga that gives Shreya Ghoshal incredible scope to excel. Jayachandran has a winner in Rakkadalala too! The Middle Eastern/Arabic music adds to the exotica value, but the melody is vintage Ilayaraja level, particularly the […]

Bijibal ropes Oorali Band for Nottam; the song’s guitar base is vibrant but though the vocals go haywire. Martin’s short solo, Thummaru thu sounds like an incidental addition. Ikkaliveettil‘s delightfully pleasant melody gains immensely from Jayachandran’s vocals and Bijibal’s perky rhythm and the pallavi’s beautifully folk’ish and complex flow! The repetitive instrumental phrase in Kooduthurannu […]

Maangappoolu is trademark-Bijibal; gentle, retro-sounding melody with quaint strings. Bijibal turns things on its head with Kada thala kola; funky folk percussion on top of an energetic tune sung by Sannidanandhan. Oruthari aasha‘s inventive fusion mixes classical music with pulsating rock, but it borders on parody. Thrissooru‘s spritely sound is, at best, medley’ish and Venne […]

Mazha paadum‘s melody is highly tuneful. Deepak’s choice of singers, Aravind Venugopal and the film’s leading lady, Aparna Balamurali amply help the song, while Deepak’s soft and pleasant orchestration takes on a lovely strings-led high in the anupallavi. Karthik is the soul of Oru nokku, a likeable ballad of sorts, while Aaro kude has a […]

Vineeth Srinivasan invests a lot in Janah meri janah, a wonderfully calming melody by Hesham. The song’s reprise sees Adheef Muhammed’s expression of the same melody in a lovely new light. Roopa Revathi’s violin stands out in both versions. Engane padendu njan is an outstanding semi-classical melody beautifully rendered by Jayachandran and Manjari, with nuanced […]

The Dulquer Nivin Fahad song is a one-trick pony that rides on a simple pop tune that Gopi usually composes in his sleep. The Kalyanam song is no patch on Gopi’s earlier Mangalyam song from Bangalore Days. The title song seems to be composed by Gopi’s auto-tuning machine that listened to some random 80s one-hit […]

The Mahashay Paean (Bham Bham Siva) starts off with Murali Gopi’s frenzied devotional call and blazes off in a grand mix of pulsating rhythms, a chant-like structure, and Sivaranjani raaga. Murali’s diction strikes an odd note, though. Naiharva (credited as Nayee harvaa) is the complete opposite, with an ambient, minimal sound – apt for Kabir’s […]

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