Queen – Music Review

An abridged version of the review first appeared here http://www.timeoutmumbai.net/music/cd-review/album-review-queen Amit Trivedi teams up with the lyricst Anvita Dutt to give us the music of Phantom films’ Kangna Ranaut - Raj Kumar Rao starrer Queen. True to the film’s theme, London Thumakda starts in Punajbi celebration mood and Labh janjua doesn’t miss a single beat … Continue reading Queen – Music Review

Somrass – Pankaj Awasthi – Review…almost!

Pankaj Awasthi is one of the strongest voices we have in our music scene. Some of his previous work can be found here, here and here. His characteristic shiver in the loud alaaps pierce right through your soul. Do try to catch up on some of his work if you have time. You can listen to this album here … Continue reading Somrass – Pankaj Awasthi – Review…almost!

Aiyyaa – Meezik review!

Wakda - Excellent Morchang starts the song with the mridangam joining in later and superb nadaswaram leading the way for Amit Trivedi (who is now joined by the keyboards as well, by the way). A song talking about the ‘inevitable’. The song has a leisurely pace occassionally lifted by nasaswaram and a lot of tabla and … Continue reading Aiyyaa – Meezik review!

Gangs of Wasseypur 2 – Music review

1. Chicha ledar - The song starts with that familiar sound that all the people who lived near a cotton extracting/beating shop would easily identify. (Those huge sitar-like eqipuments) and then with appropriate ‘building up’ the song launches into a constant beat arrangement and in comes Durga!. Backed by extremely good lyrics the song grabs … Continue reading Gangs of Wasseypur 2 – Music review

CokeStudio at MTV – Season 2, Episode 1

Saathi Salaam - Ustad (yes I would address him as 'Ustad'. So what if MTV doesn't?) Sawan khan shakes and stirs the soul with a captivating start to this composition and Clinton quietly makes space for himself alongside the Ustad and delivers what is easily the most powerful song of this episode. The coordination, music … Continue reading CokeStudio at MTV – Season 2, Episode 1

ik Bagal mein chand hoga – Lyrics – Gangs of WasseyPur

Self explanatory 🙂 इक बगल में चाँद होगा, इक बगल में रोटियां,  इक बगल में नींद होगी, इक बगल में लोरियां,  हम चाँद पे रोटी की चादर डालकर सो जायेंगे,  और नींद से कह देंगे लोरी कल सुनाने आयेंगे.  इक बगल में खनखनाती सीपियाँ हो जाएँगी,  इक बगल में कुछ रुलाती सिसकियाँ हो जाएँगी,  हम सीपियों में … Continue reading ik Bagal mein chand hoga – Lyrics – Gangs of WasseyPur

Music review – Irshaad – Rekha Bharadwaj and Sudeep Banerjee

Long back, when MagnaSound records was a music company famous for giving out plastic cases for the audio cassettes and that 'extra sweet' recording, came an artist with his debut Album 'Phir Bhi'. His name is Sudeep banerjee. If you haven't heard that album, trust me you are missing a lot. After nearly 10 years … Continue reading Music review – Irshaad – Rekha Bharadwaj and Sudeep Banerjee

Rockstar – Music review

This post first appeared here - http://bit.ly/moifightclub In the times of ‘gone with the click’ I cannot remember the last time when the curiosity of a music score being released was even half as it was for the soundtrack of ‘Rockstar’. Guilt is my witness as I shamelessly searched all the ‘shady’ sites to catch hold … Continue reading Rockstar – Music review