MC Weekly Music Round Up : Week 23
Govind Menon led Thaikkudam Bridge’s latest album Namah is the must- listen this week while Darbar’s first single undeniably rules the charts.
Namah: Thaikkudam bridge: Kanne: Kanne is in lines with the band's earlier Navarasam and the guitar riffs with the progressive rock arrangements is a spellbinding listen. Thaiikkudam bridge roped in Avial fame Anandraj Benjamin Paul to croon this energetic track along with Vipin lal. Inside my head in collaboration with the German drummer Marco Minnemann which released as a video two years ago is an immersive haunting listen from the band. The tune reaches a crescendo with the hard rock portions crooned brilliantly by Anish Krishnan.
Darbar (Tamil): Anirudh : Chumma Kizhi: If Marana mass is an extension to Raman Aandalum Ravanan Aandalum, then Chumma Kizhi turns out to be an inspiration from Ennoda Raasi Nalla Raasi. But the song didn't work despite SPB's singing and the percussion-heavy track turns out to be an average track and Vivek's lyrics doesn't help either.
Kalidas (Tamil): Vishal Chandrasekhar: Mazhai: Vishal Chandrasekhar experiments in Kalidas with an interesting mix of Classical and Jazz tracks. The pick of the album is definitely Sudha Raghunathan's brilliant Mazhai and Thamarai's lyrics add beauty to the semi-classical tune especially with the lines 'Muruvalgal Tharaamaal Muthamida Vaaramal yengavaithu Ponadhu enna'. Sharanya Gopinath aces the jazzy exhilarating Meraki Nenjam effectually.
Bhagyanagara Veedullo Gammathu (Telugu): Saketh Komanduri: Vethiki: Vethiki Vethiki's rhythm and the mood has an uncanny similarity to the Ilayaraja's Ekkada Ekkada from Ladies Tailor. Though the tune is lovely one, Sri Harsha Emani's lyrics irks a lot.
Amrutharamam (Telugu): NS Prasu: Tholakari Chinukula: NS Prasu's relatively unknown album Amrutharamam shaping out to be an engaging album from the composer. After Chinmayi's Naalo Neevey last week, Tholakari Chinukula crooned by Aditi Bhavaraju also turns out to be a pleasant melody backed by neat arrangements.
Dhanusu Rasi Neyargale (Tamil): Ghibran: Yaaru Mela: Ghibran is in fine form in the celebratory song Yaaru Mela. Sowmiya Mahadevan is fabulous with her rendition and the Charanam tune makes one to easily fall in love with the song while Karky's casual banter lyrics blend well with the carefree tone of the song.
Adithya Varma (Tamil); Radhan: Nenjukulle: Adithya Varma team releases the final song of the soundtrack Nenjukulae and this one too is a reused track from the original album. The soulful track with the vocals of Shweta Mohan alone work magically as in the original and, unfortunately, Radhan's stupendous album didn't gain much traction in Tamil.
Pick of the Week: Kanne, Mazhai, Yaaru Mela