Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New York Nagram ...and SOK


How many times can you hear a song over and over again till you are not tired if it ?
5 times, 10 times, 20 times, 30 times, never ....

The song 'New York Nagram' from the album Sillunu Oru Kaadhal probably for me falls into the last category. Everything about the song ....its music, its lyrics, the vocals by Rahman is absolutely perfect. The humming at the start, the strumming of the guitar, the beats and then the vocals, Rahmans voice breaks through and the magic starts .....I probably have no words to describe this song ..hear it to experience it .....blessed am I ....really really blessed am I :-)



The album itself ....is an awesome one :
1) Title track - Jillunu Oru Kaadhal by Tanvi - with its amazing Jazz and Blues feel is one of the best I have ever heard.

2) Kummi Adi - An amazing dance number with beats the probably will force u to get up an dance. Again, the choice of vocals in this song are amazing - how does Rahman know who will sound good for a song ...how does the man know when to stop a particular singer and get the next one started ....a perfect demonstration of playing with voices, in this song ...this one was the one which initially got me hooked onto this album ...

3) Munbae Vaa - What can you say about a romantic song, that has Shreya Ghosal and Naresh Iyer in them and music by Rahman ....it has to be fabulous and sure it is .....again ....beautiful interludes with vocalists doing the 'Rangoli Bit' ....stunning ..piece .....

The remaining songs ...they are situational ones, wonderful orchestrations in each of them ..


The wait now for the movie .....

Today - 15th August is India's independence day .....wishes to everyone

-A

2 comments:

Sushma said...

Absolutely agree with you. Liked NY Nagaram whenI first heard the samples. Mind blowing stuff. Did you get to see the SOK Special?

Music Fan said...

hey ace...

good review on SOK... great music by thalaivar after a long break...