Wednesday December 28, 2016

The Story Now (Music review), Indipop – Papon

Posted by Karthik

There is enough flamboyance in the way Papon delivers the reggae’ish Loving A Dream; and then there is Kalyan Baruah’s superb guitar too. Tapas Roy’s mandolin and Sameer Chiplunkar’s accordion create the old-world charm of Kahin na kahin with Papon breezing through the languorous melody. Saahil is interesting for the wav’y orchestration Papon assembles, particularly ID Rao’s sax, though the tune is generic carnivalesque. Aerii sakhi morae, the album’s best, sees Papon modernizing Amir Khusro’s qawali into a lovely pop-jazz ghazal, with spirited guitar by Manasqam Mahanta. Papon’s second album is a relatively milder effort compared to the superlative debut.

Keywords: Papon, The Story Now

PS: Review of Papon’s debut album, The Story So Far.

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