Friday, November 17, 2006

Guru ...

The promos were great, the song bits were great and now the album, its as good as it can get.

Just 4 hrs since I laid my hands on this album and I guess I have been hearing it in a loop ever since ....

'Tere Bina' takes you to a world where you have rarely been - specially Rahman's voice ....and the vocal interludes and the lyrics. The orchestration so simple and yet so wonderful - each instrument has its own stellar role to play. Just reinforces my belief, that I am blessed to born in the age of probably the greatest ever musician.

'Aye Hairathe' - Its a long time since I heard Hariharan's voice blending so much into a song and making it heavenly. Yet again, just simple orchestration but the rythm, lyrics and again the genious of Rahman sparkles in this song.

'Barso Re' - Probably the fastest number in the album and its a joy. Rahman brings back the flute in this album - and there cudn't be a happier person to hear it than me :-). A typical Rahmanic fast peppy number this with great rythm beats - yet again the vocal interludes are amazing.

'Jaage Hain' - Want some inspration - want a song to lift ur spirits when you are down ? Want some wonderful orchestration ? Want a great song ? This is the one for u .....Rahman's voice yet again ...breaks into the song at around 3:00 mins into the song ....(before which is just music)

'Mayya' - An arabi or a turkish mix song ....this song is currently rising up by charts (will update this space later). Its a wonderful number nevertheless.

'Ek Lo Ek Muft' - Bappi Lahiri has sung this situational song pretty well. Rahman's music is experimental but is awesome. The instruments used in this song again puzzle me. I am hearing sounds which I can't even associate to any instrument I have heard before.

'Jaage Hain' - This song also is in the process of rising up on my charts (will update this space later).

Somehow I feel that the previous associations of Rahman and Mani Ratnam have been probably in a different league (better ?), but its still early days to comment (hardly 4 hrs since I laid my hands on this album). And I may very well eat my words soon. Its growing like the beanstalk in Mr. jack's story , the music ...the thrill ...

Rahman ...yet another album ...yet another winner ....and at the end of the day, the winner is yet again Music and music crazy fans like me.

The wait now for the movie ....

-A

5 comments:

Music Fan said...

I started listening to the album at 8.30 this morning and have not stopped listening to it yet .. almost 12 hours.... beautiful songs... especially hairathe and tere bina... if you are interested, the lady who sang tere bina (chinmayi) writes a blog (if you already do not know)... she wrote about her experience singing this song... read it here
chinmayisripada.blogspot.com

by the way ...good review....

Sushma said...

Loving it totally. Neat review. Hoping it becomes a hit, so the music won't be forgotten.

Truly Rahmantic said...

Hey, liked the review buddy. I too love this album very much. I'm curious, since you live in San Francisco, where do you buy the CDs of such albums. I know there are a lot of shops in Fremont and placec. I personally live in San Jose and there are shops here too. I go SF once in awhile but have never seen an Indian Music shop there. Well, anyways, it was nice reading your blog dude, take care.

Sudarshan L S said...
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Sudarshan L S said...

A great album, and a great review! Btw, do you play the flute?