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
Previous Episodes review here – 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Armaan - With the powerhouse performance in Khari neem in their bag, It was hardly a surprise to see Siege get another song. Alycia Dias gave them company this time round though. A resurrection of sorts of their old song, Siege is on the top … Continue reading #CokeStudio8 – Episode 7 Review
Previous Episode review here - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Ve Baneya is a song that is fused brilliantly with an old song of Reshma. All of us have a film song for which we have bought an entire album at some stage in our lives. Mulazim Hussain's part reminds you of that song. He is … Continue reading Review #CokeStudio8 Episode 6
Episode 1 review here, Episode 2 here, Episode 3 here Rabba Ho - Trust Strings of season 8 to have a million variation in a song that is less than 7 mins. So far it has worked and this song here is no different. Mulazim Hussain reminds me of Sonu nigam and with all the … Continue reading Review – CokeStudio Season 8, Episode 4 #CokeStudio8
Mujhe Ek baar - The wonderful Abbas Ali Khan who enthralled us in Phool Banro earlier this season returns with a modern ghazal treated somewhat too much. The qalaam is superlative but the overall track sounds overproduced. The singing is top class and I am in love with the element of finality with which this … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan – Season 7, Episode 5 – Review
Sunn Ve Balori - Meesha Shafi kick starts the episode with this song and the way it begins, you would be hard pressed to think if you have heard so much attitude off late in any song? It is not surprising because Omran Shafique is on Guitar with Ustad Tafu (who incidentally, composed the original … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 7, Episode 3 – Review
From converting simple button pusher into an almostareview sorts, Internet has helped us in more ways than one. Off late there have been too many links of superb musical experiments that have been passed along to everyone around me. This is my effort to put on record, which ones are my favorite. 1. Where it … Continue reading Oh Soundcloud! Hey Soundcloud!