You can read previous episode reviews by clicking the episode numbers here - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Illallah starts with a an alaap so good, I went back to it several times. The calm start makes us buy into the song and how about those lovely set of vocalists? Easily one of the … Continue reading Cokestudio11 Episode 6
Review Cokestudio Explorer here and Episode 1 here Runaway - starts with Gul Mohammad (on Sarangi and NOT israj) and in a contrasting touch, Krewella steal the pace from a near paused mood to a breezy pop like song that is immensely enjoyable. What I felt was a bit too early in the song is when Riaz Qadri and … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 2
It is hard for me to get excited about most of the music which is coming out these days. 2014-fication of music on Indian scene happened much before achche din of 2014. Long time ago when social media wasn’t about getting employment/assignments through ‘liking’ and ‘retweeting’, we used to have a good set of music … Continue reading CokeStudio Explorer – 2018
If you are among those 4 people who follow this blog, then you must already know what I feel about Cokestudio Pakistan. It is time for season 11 but before that the new producers (Ever so wonderful Ali Hamza and the man I would put all my money on - Zohaib Kazi) have done something … Continue reading CokeStudio PAKISTAN – Explorer Ahoy!
Review links for previous episodes of CokeStudio10 - 1,2,3,4 Sab Maya hai - Sanwal has a powerful voice and you will not waste a second in the song to realise this. While Ataullah's voice is the one with deep rooted traditional touches, Sanwal comes up fluid, more contemporary and with fabulous command. Obviously the old song was re-imagined … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 5
You can read my thoughts on Episode 1 here and Episode 2 here. Lal Meri pat - Gulzar sahab says 'whenever Abida Parveen sings and calls out to the lord, the lord must think - yes this is a voice filled with devotion'. Similarly, I feel that whenever lord reads or thinks it must happen in Arieb Azhar's … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 3
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