Saturday December 20, 2014

The Music Room (Music review), Indipop – Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh

Posted by Karthik

Sonu’s vocals rock Saiyyan bina, an eclectic concoction laid over chaste Hindi lyrics, that ends on a scintillating note! Paane chala‘s addictively simple tune gets better as it progresses, though the digital additions to Sonu’s voice jars. Khamaka‘s flamboyant sound is fantastic and Sonu manages the oddly flowing lyrics in his versatile voice beautifully. Walida (written by Shruti Pathak) makes Rajasthani sound mesmerizing, thanks to amazing percussion from Bickram. Spyder-man suffers due to terrible lyrics (by Sonu himself), but the tune and flashy Broadway style sound is immensely captivating. Tumhi the mere has a sufi-style hypnotic sound, and Sonu’s voice delivers the requisite despondence to bring the song alive. Laila ko hara do is the album’s best, a catchy tune that takes crazy turns and lyrics that stay (Laila ko hara do!), besides immense punch from Sonu’s voice and the orchestration! The Music Room is proof of what two talented composers can do when they are unshackled from a film or a script! The duo, singer Sonu Nigam and percussionist Bickram Ghosh have decent music to their credit (Jal; ignoring their debut Sooper Se Ooper, in context), but it is in this album they truly soar and produce a whopper!

Keywords: The Music Room, Sonu Nigam, Bickram Ghosh, 200, #200



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