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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Krishna Nee Begane Baro - Remix

While I was working on my previous post, I had already started work on this one as well. It took me a little longer to finish it than I had originally planned. Krishna Nee Begane Baro is one of my all time favorite songs. The entire song is a description or "varnane (in Kannada)" of the beautiful & naughty kid Lord Krishna. The imagination and "varnane" of Krishna's beauty by the lyricist Vyasa Tirtha is just awesome. The lyrics is so genuine and fresh, such that, whenever I sing this, I always end up imagining the Lord in all his glory is standing in front of me. Music is conceived and composed by myself using loops in my Mixcraft soundboard software. Its possible strings / bass notes in some places may not be in sync, please remember its a novice attempt, using available loops.

The song was originally composed in raga Yaman Kalyani (like Pibare Rama Rasam). I took that base ingredients and created a fusion of sorts, and of-course added some of my own imagination to show how this little boy Krishna is not only dear to his mom but is our "Loka Rakshaka", wherein we chant his name every day during our morning, afternoon and evening prayers ("Sandhya Vandhanam") seeking his guidance and blessings.

Anyway, go ahead and enjoy my presentation and please leave your constructive comments.

If you would like to download this song RIGHT click here and "save target/link as" or LEFT click to play in your browser or mobile device.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pibare Rama Rasam - Remix

After a break for more than 12 months, here I am again with another blog post. But only this time, its different. Taking inspiration from my buddy Arul, I started to rekindle my dormant carnatic gene and spent some time in putting this song together.

A beautiful Sadhashiva Bramendra's Sanskrit composition originally set to raga Yaman Kalyani. Took the base ingredients from the original work and remixed it in my mixing software and added some of my very own creative juice to deliver this final product. Please note that this is my very 1st attempt in doing a remix.

Therefore, all experts out there, please reserve your judgement; though, any constructive criticism is always welcome.

 Meaning of the Lyrics

pibarE rAmarasam rasanE pibrE rAmarasam

janana maraNa bhaya shOka vidUram sakala shAstra nigamAgama sAram

shuddha paramahamsAshrama gItam shuka shaunaka kaushika mukha pItam
Drink the essence of the name of Rama, o tongue.

It will help you be far removed from the grief of the cycle of birth and death , it is the essence of all the religious treatises , the Vedas and sciences.

It is the pure song that paramahamsa (signature of poet) has taken refuge in, it is the same which has been drunk by sages like Shuka, Shaunaka and Kaushika.


If you would like to download this song RIGHT click here and "save target/link as" or LEFT click to play in your browser or mobile device.