Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The vibrant colours of music!!!!!!!!

Music has a rejuvenating effect most of the times... It just revitalizes your soul and makes you fall in love with everything around you. This is exactly what Harris Jeyaraj's songs from the Tamil movie "Vaaranam Aayiram" will do to you. I have always wondered how people create music. It’s such a divine thing …creating something out of the world.. It has always amazed me. Ever since I have known music….

The entire album has a whole lot of surprises in it. The seven songs in it, which has seven different shades and moods, just will make you feel “WOWED”. I am astonished by Naresh’s and Prashanthini’s “Mundhinam” and don’t get the right to words to explain the magic in Sudha ragunathan’s voice when she sings “Anul Mele”. I kinda missed Bombay Jayashri singing to Harris’ tune. But yes, Sudha will never let you down.. The added surprise element is Shruti Hassan rending her husky voice to “Adiye kolluthey” . Came across many reviews on the song which said it is a flick from “Alaipayuthe” song “Ententrum punnage”..but whatever little I have known of music I feel it is just the rhythm and the tune as it is very original. There is this gentle rock music touch to most of them and Harris has done a wonderful job of blending various genres…

“Vaaranam Aayiram” is an awesome come back of my favourite composer after some disappointments we all had of late. This is just him, the creator of original feel fresh music. With all his favourite instruments..Sax, Violin, Veena, Drums, Mouth organ and not to forget the guitar interludes… It has given me a million reasons to smile and just has changed the entire thought process where I started my day sulking and the moment the songs were on there was a drastic change of mood. Well.. that says it all. This is the “BEFORE” and “AFTER” effect and it’s a soothing feeling all of you out there will experience

“Vaaranam Aayiram” is so full of colours and life. Am all ears when I look forward to “Yodha-II”- sequel of the Malayalam film “Yodha” (1993) for which Rahman himself gave music for. Am sure you are just gonna create magic again in that… Keep composing…a million other songs from you we await… keep amazing us…


“There are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.”

Friday, September 12, 2008

Encyclopedia "Musica" :)..!!!!!

Yes..this one goes for him... my "Encyclopedia musica" aka Karthik; the amazing blogger..the amazing music freak and the even more amazing individual..

Karthik has always amazed me…there were times when I used to just sit and wonder with my eyes wide open..How does he manage doing all that he is doing… Innovating with his clients and positioning them 24*7.. 365 days....managing two wonderful blogs..
http://www.itwofs.com/ and http://www.milliblog.com/ .. being patient enough to listen to those never ending conversations about music..Fuzon..Mejo ettan ..Paru.. and be a great family person…etc etc. The list seems to grow every day …

Having done an MBA under a French university called ENPC.. he has a lot of stories of Cochin(where his college was located) to say..which am yet to hear… all the fond memories and some ‘deadly’ ones too ..lol..in his own language :) I used to kind of dread checking his blog ‘itwofs’- which is exclusively for plagiarism in Indian film music industry where many of my idols in music broke.. don’t know when I just got addicted to that… all those “downloading” our very own music directors have done and been praised for… just can’t take it off my mind..

All those wonderful things that happened after I have known you..the very reason behind me creating a blog.. after deleting a blog which I used to write many years before in one of my weird moods ..lol. The person behind me now reviving a long cherished dream..Thanks a million for all those songs :)
Someone who taught me how this life is too short for all the sulking..all the cribbing..all the tears and all the negativity… he has always said “ We have just one life…just make the most of it… you want to sing..go sing..you want to compeer…go compeer…” all that which injected a lot of positivity in me… will be forever grateful to him for all that he has said and done.. Thank you for all your inspiring and assuring words. It gave me the strength to persevere and I learnt that Life's not just about staying on your feet. It's about getting up when you fall..

Wishing you Ganga akka and Advay all the luck …happiness and peace in the world..you are my guide in music and I thank my stars for having led me to you…

“ Those who danced were thought quite insane by those who could not hear the music..."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tabeer...Musically high!!!

It will make you feel content..smile..laugh..cry.. fall in love..detach..attach..revive memories...all that... TABEER- Shafqat Amanat Ali's solo musical album has hit my senses hard.... where in I just refuse to stop playing them all... all the nine songs in the album :) Just could not wait for tomorrow to jot down my thoughts... Thanks again to Karthik, the amazing one :) and his equally amazing blog
Time and again I thank my abundance for having led me to people like him :) whom I respect and adore like family

“Tabeer” as the meaning of the word suggests- is an interpretation of dreams….I believe it happens at times with all of us when the meaning of the dream suddenly becomes clear and you know what it was trying to convey…It happens to you…It happens to me.. A feeling that can’t be comprehended by words...

It is unbelievably brilliant!!! Where Shafqat takes music to a different level.. breath taking rendition of tunes.. taking care of the minute details..and the mesmerizing BGM... It's just astonishing a compilation.. :) just will make your mind wander through the unknown heights and depths.. where you don't have to weigh thoughts nor emotions...It takes you out of the actual.. makes you wonder who you are.. for what and where to..

"Tabeer" is musically high.. where all your senses will be tuned into the music and you get a feeling of " Deja vu " may be :) like what I am feeling this very moment.. so very real so very original..Shafqat's voice is all of that :) and he never ceases to amaze me.. every time he sings... Rohi...Naina and Khairheyan De Naal just will mesmerize you....

Somewhere inside I still miss him being a part of Fuzon.. but yes would wish him all the success in the world and a million more songs to come his way... Shafqat- the blessed one!!! Stay like this forever.... your music is soulful..it expresses those emotions that cannot be put into words..yet can't remain silent...
The best of all... http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nCySUTZd4

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything... The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains…”