26 July 2005

The Contender is Back!

Listening to Rahman's latest offering Anbe Aaruyire off hand i can say this for sure.The rest of the so called musicians vidyasagar {a notable exception}, yuvan shankar raja etc etc are just worthless pedestrians.The orchestration range and the mixing combined with some stunning rythms is sure to blow the listener away !
Listen closely to feel the underlying melody folks.This is not an album that will catch on to you at the first listening, nor is this an album which you will discard after a few days !
Listen to the title song sung by Rahman himself and SPB's voice in that thavudhu song ! Does anyone need to say anything about SPB anymore ?
Watch this space for a detailed review of the songs sometime around
K.Shyam

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 6:46 PM

3 Comments

  1. Blogger Somu posted at Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 7:52:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    You forgot to mention the fact that two songs have the same tune and sound completely different. I think that's another innovation in this album.

    Am sure you would cover that in your review.
  2. Blogger Smyta posted at Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 9:52:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Somu:

    Very intresting observation you have here.

    A few things...

    The songs you are talking about(I am guessing What I think are the ones you were talking about)

    There is a considerable difference in the tonal differences in these songs that some people just cant hear. The pitch and the timbre of the beats are the key stuff that makes you distinguish the difference.

    Electronic mixing cn develop unique sounds to coordinate same tunes on different processing levels of acoustic audiblity.

    So like we can see a colour image and distinguish it as WARM or BRIGHT or LIVELY ..you can distinguish the same tune in different scales. Tones and overtones are caused by the resonance effect these beats cause.

    If you talk to a professional musician , he would be clearly telling you the beats in these two songs are warm and mellow (or)bright and clear .

    So typically , IMHO, what Rehman has tried to do is repeat at each lug , keeping an uniform pressure and distance, creating identical tones(moreso seemingly identical tones). Easy distinguishing of the two songs as I mentioned earlier comes with the power created by the resonance effects on the tones and overtones of the beats.

    Hope this doesnt seem like a whole lot of rubbish. It may be for several reasons. One of them could be that I am yet to graduate my course on Musical and Theatre Arts.

    :-)

    Grab an ear training software. You will see the face-off of Rahman!:p

    Smiles etc.,

    Smyta
  3. Blogger Smyta posted at Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 10:17:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Somu,

    For the musically inclined, here is an opensource software that can get you some real intresting experiences on computational music fundas that music-gurus like Rahman wield on the go!

    Goto the following link-

    http://www.tuneblocks.com/

    And check on Impromptu software. I used it as a part of my course and it is awesome.

    Smiles etc.,

    Smyta

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