Monday, July 20, 2009

What I am listening to now...

Well, the opinions are subjective (bias/prejudice warning!)


S.NoArtistAlbumTitleMy comments
1MaragadhamaniAzhaganSaadhi Malli Poocharame...Very simple song - but the appeal is in the simplicity. Also, the lyrics are beautiful - கடுகைப்போல் உனதுள்ளம் இருக்கக்கூடாது. கடலைப்போல் விரிந்ததாய் இருக்கட்டும்!
2BharathibArathiyAr pAdalgaLKakkai Chiraginiley...Bharathiiiiiiii. His brilliance is what has caused just the utterance of the word "kakkai chiraginilE" to associate with this song. Another thing to note is that he chose this to be the first phrase instead of anything else. The man saw God in everything! "I feel you when I let my hand in fire!"
3BharathibArathiyAr pAdalgaLAcchamillai Acchamillai...When he says, do not fear when the sky falls on your head, there is very little to comment isn't it? The nerves steel when you hear "பிச்சை வாங்கி உண்ணும் வாழ்க்கை வந்துவிட்ட போதிலும்..."
4BharathibArathiyAr pAdalgaLEthanai Kodi Inbam...This song shows that Bharathi is deeply aware of the goal of a spiritual process. In essence, he says, this world, the "other world" - everything is so psychedelic!
5Harris JeyarajbhImAsiRu pArvaiyAlE...HJ impresses with his glossololia style openings. He seems to have a continuous supply. Another thing he is quite good is presenting (masquerading) a western song in native format
6rahmAnBombayPoovukkenna...What an outrageous presentation! Wonder if MR was expecting this from ARR when he gave him the situation. The song carries six-seven years of story with it. In the end, when it hits the crescendo, with the chorus, tabla and flute - totally outlandish, yet strikes home very closely!
7vidyAsAgarchan-thiramukiaththiththOm...Don't ask why, but this song is proof that there is a Creator (aka, atheists are wrong!)
8Ravi ShankarChants of IndiaMangalamWierd coincidence, I decided to put this song on my playlist. I then later heard this in a very sacred setting as well. "Sarva mangalam bhavathu bhavathu bhavathu" - Kudos to this culture!
9vidyAsAgarchan-thiramuki - pinnaniFinal Confrontation...Makes me want to watch the movie again. Makes me wonder, our composers are equally at ease with native music as well as Hollywood style music!
10Ravi ShankarChants of IndiaMahaa Mrityunjaya"Sacred" button on!
11Harris JeyarajchellamEARiya uthadugaL...Very peppy. Very direct lyrics! But somehow doesn't cause any discomfort. The first interlude violin pieces are awesome (kudos for not using synthesizers)
12iLaiyarAjAChinna GounderAndha Vaanatha...Now a classic. I love IR's voice :). I remember the impact this caused when watching with the video. It's now beaten to death, yet still survives!
13iLaiyarAjAChinnavarPadagottum Pattamma...I love the effortlessness with which IR pulled an excitingly pepply, but native song out of his hat. The first interlude, you can see, he literally toys with the notes.

4 comments:

Ramsi said...

Thanks for reminding me about the Achamillai song...been a while. So raaga-lae thedi kandu pidithaen. 'Bharathiyaarin Kanavu meippada vendum' album-lae Srihari paadi irundhadhu kaettaen. 4 line-kku maelae kaetka mudiyalai... Bharathiyin indhap paattai paadumbothum ullae thee kozhundhu vittu eriya vendum..ippadi sopplaangi maadhiri paadaraangalaennu varuthamaa irundhadhu. Can you suggest some place in the net where I can hear this song in the right way?

Deepak said...

I hope the singer doesn't get to read your comment.

Deepak said...

I hope the singer doesn't get to read your comment.

Ramsi said...

Thanks for reminding me about the Achamillai song...been a while. So raaga-lae thedi kandu pidithaen. 'Bharathiyaarin Kanavu meippada vendum' album-lae Srihari paadi irundhadhu kaettaen. 4 line-kku maelae kaetka mudiyalai... Bharathiyin indhap paattai paadumbothum ullae thee kozhundhu vittu eriya vendum..ippadi sopplaangi maadhiri paadaraangalaennu varuthamaa irundhadhu. Can you suggest some place in the net where I can hear this song in the right way?

 
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