CokeStudio10 Episode 2

You can read my thoughts on Episode 1 here Tinak Dhin - by Ali Hamza, Ali Sethi & Waqar Ehsin start things off with such a promise that you feel the studio will come down on its knees and then try to do floor snake dance but call it confused composition or the unnecessary addition of Waqar, the song … Continue reading CokeStudio10 Episode 2

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CokeStudio10 – Episode 01

So the 10th season has started, You can read some posts on older seasons by clicking the numbers below, didn't want to put all of them here though. Seasons - 5, 6, 6 (part 2), 7, 8, 9 Allah hu akbar - Shuja Haider has not only composed this brilliantly structured composition but has penned … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 01

CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

and the featured artists line up is online! check it here ---> http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/season10/artists.html?WT.cl=1&WT.mn=Artists I hope the cynic in me is wrong. There has been too much 'buzz' even before the teaser is out and when that happens it normally means the show would be self absorbed and self indulgent. I hope I am wrong. Cannot. Wait. … Continue reading CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

Chann Kitthan Translation

Ali Sethi's magnificent tribute to this golden classic was released some days ago and thanks to a dear friend for pointing me to this. Haunting -  is probably an understatement but then that's what Ali Sethi does - Always making us miss the correct word to describe what we feel because his singing lies somewhere … Continue reading Chann Kitthan Translation

CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1

Sasu Mangay - Naseebo lal and Umair Jaswal are in their elements in Sasu Mangay. I for one was so relieved to see Umair focussing on singing and not his distracting theatrics, and I quite liked his part. While I absolutely loved the way  Mahotarma Naseebo lends the colour of Rajasthan to the song,  what stood … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1

CokeStudio Season 8 Episode 3 #CokeStudio8

You can read the Episode 1 review here and Episode 2 review here Man Amadeh am - Gul and Atif give us a folk-pop-routine fused song which is brilliant in bits but cacophonous in the rest. I would have loved a slightly subtle arrangement in the middle portions of the song. Absolutely loved the way … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 8 Episode 3 #CokeStudio8

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – O.S.T. Review

The latest offering by Mira nair features various artists and the album has as many as 14 tracks. The album starts with Kangna,a traditional qawaali performed wonderfully by Fareed ayaz and Abu Muhammad. The accentuated bass towards the end remind us that this is for a Film and not performed for anything else. Although the … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist – O.S.T. Review