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Sunday January 7, 2018 18:34

Tagaru (Music review), Kannada – Charan Raj

‘Folk Marley’ Anthony Daasan’s spirited rendition lifts Tagaru banthu tagaru as much as Charan’s highly infectious sound that effortlessly descends into pulsating kuthu at times. Mental ho jawa is a curiously interesting concoction! Charan blends a lot of things into a heady mix – Ananya Bhat’s Mental ho jawa hook, a semi-classical or faux-classical anupallavi […]

Wednesday December 27, 2017 18:58

Mayaanadhi (Music review), Malayalam – Rex Vijayan

Rex Vijayan and Neha S Nair’s vocals effortlessly sweep through the pleasant synth riff in Uyirin nadhiye, while Arun Suradhaa’s Dilruba sneaks in beautifully in the interlude. Neha, in particular, in her portions, is extraordinary, breathing life into an intimate, almost conversational verse. Rex goes completely Indian in Mizhiyil. It’s almost Rahman’ish when Neha’s humming […]

Wednesday December 20, 2017 19:11

Agnyaathavaasi (Music review), Telugu – Anirudh

Dhaga dhaga maney, with its searing guitar backdrop (Prasanna, Rex Vijayan and Keba Jeremiah) and Anirudh’s vocal-cord busting singing is a pulsating listen! The classical guitar interludes and Anirudh’s work on the keyboard, in particular, significantly amps up the song. Baitikochi chuste is playful Anirudh at his best! The song is breezy and highly engaging, […]

Tuesday December 5, 2017 18:53

Chamak (Music review), Kannada – Judah Sandhy

In Kush kush, Judah’s electronic mix is incredibly cool, with an addictive, sedate lilt. Sanjith Hegde, sounding a bit like Sid Sriram, is terrific! Judah also adds in Indian sounds for Deeksha Ramakrishna’s entry and this adds to the song’s allure. Nee nanna olavu is no different! Judah pulls off a lush, thoroughly engaging melody, […]

Wednesday November 29, 2017 20:08

Malli Raava (Music review), Telugu – Shravan

Shravan builds the title song really well! He shifts the pitch to differentiate the male (sung by himself) and female (reprise, sung by Sunitha Upadrashta) versions, to accommodate the euphoric high-pitched phrase mid-way. Shravan’s vocal range isn’t entirely able to handle it, but the changed pitch helps Sunitha. The strings in the background, added layer […]

Kukkotti kunaatti moves seamlessly from the child’s perspective—Praniti’s delightfully innocent “Aala marathula yeraadhey, maangaya parikkaadhey; maanga marathula yeraadhey, thengaaya parikkaadhey“—to the duo singing about the child herself. It’s a package that works wonderfully with imaginative vocal harmonies and sparkling Ukelele, violin, viola and cello. Oothakkaadu Venkata Subbaiyer and Ray Charles go to a bar and […]

Wednesday September 27, 2017 20:23

Parava (Music review), Malayalam – Rex Vijayan

Nenjil nenjil‘s prelude, with that digitally processed child singing snatches of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s iconic song is an intriguing misdirection to what comes next! Rex’s tune has a dreamy quality with imaginative, consistently thrumming background. Ormakal has Dulquer singing on a cool Gangsta rhythm (amplified in Imran Intro and significantly spruced up in The […]

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 […]

Saturday August 26, 2017 11:20

Simran (Music review), Hindi – Sachin-Jigar

Lagdi hai thaai maps perfectly to the enthusiasm and liveliness of Queen’s London Thumakda, with Gujarati zest replacing Punjabi zaniness. Jonita Gandhi and Guru Randhawa rock the rendition that has a breathless, foot-tapping appeal. Jonita’s closing drunk-drawl is a lovely touch! Sunidhi Chauhan is easily and absolutely the star of Pinjra tod ke that starts […]

Friday August 25, 2017 06:58

Arjun Reddy (Music review), Telugu – Radhan

Nikitha Gandhi breezes through the whispery and pleasant Dhooram effortlessly, along with that lilting guitar base. Radhan makes particularly lovely use of the chorus that takes up almost the last 50 seconds and ends the song beautifully. Telisiney na nuvvey and Emitemitemo see Radhan channeling his inner Amit Trivedi! Both the songs offer compelling and […]

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