"music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life" -Beethoven

Friday, November 27, 2009

Nejukul Peidhidum

In my profession there are 2 words that are very important, "logic" and "rationale" akin to "disease" and "cure" for doctors; having said that its only logical that after having recorded "En Iniya Pen Nilave" I had to do this song since in the movie Vaaranam Aayiram "En Iniya Pen Nilave" is sung by Surya as a prelude to this song. Anyway, I wanted to do a karaoke of this song and was looking for a pretext and/or a opportune moment. Harris Jeyraj does very few movies every year and though some of his songs sound very similar he has a great sense for melody and understands the pulse of today's youth. This is one of his catchy number gently sung by Hariharan.

The different thing about this karaoke is that there are several humming, chorus & interjections that it gave me an opportunity to understand the basics of voice mixing. My older daughter provided me support in a small way by lending her voice in one place which I thought came out well.

I hope you enjoy this karaoke and as always provide you feedback / comment.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

En Iniya Pen Nilave

I don't think you'll hear me sing too many Jesudas songs, but there are millions of his fans who wouldn't believe if you tell them there are other singers as well (you know what I mean). However, one of my favorite Jesudas song is from this movie "Modu Pani" with Prathap Pothan and Late Shobha in lead roles. Besides Jesudas's voice, the greatness of this song is its simplicity. In those years when very little technology was prevalent, Illayaraja had to entirely rely on his brilliance when it came to handling / mixing instruments. The melody of this song and its cinematography was just too good.

I think I have made a decent attempt in bringing back memories for some of you and I hope to continue doing the same with few other forth coming songs.

As always, enjoy and please leave your comments.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pani Vizhum Malar Vanam

By now millions of people would have sung this song as a karaoke, on a stage, in their bathrooms...just amazing song! As I had mentioned in one of my earlier blogs, Illayaraja is very kind to certain producer / director wherein music in their films stand out. One such director who happens to be that lucky person is yesteryear Producer-director Sridhar. Most of the songs in his movies become a superhit and end up being chart busters composed by none other than our "Mr. Raja".

This song brings back memories from 80s wherein this was one of my favorite solo number that I very often sang in various competitions (and won as well!). Easy on the ears with a feet tapping rhythm. While this movie Ninaivellam Nithya didn't turn out to be a hit, it introduced actor Gemini Ganesan's daughter Jiji as co-star opposite to Karthik (another actor Muthuraman's son).

Once again as it has happened before, I am not too very impressed with the karaoke track that I was able to get to perform this song, but have made my attempt with what I got.

Enjoy and please comment.

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