Monday, November 10, 2014

Music Review (Tamil) : Anegan

Music Review (Tamil) : Anegan
Music Composer: Harris Jayaraj

      Anegan opens up with Aathadi Aathadi relaxing folkish composition using minimal orchestration native ghatam, lilting guitar at the start with lovely dosage of strings and piano. Singers Abhay Jodhpur, Dhanush, Tippu and especially Bavatharini takes the spotlight with their vocals in this soothing composition and Harris adorned this with his usual gibberish in the course of the song despite song leaves the strong reminisce of Innum konjam Neram from Maryan. Dhanush, Marana Gana Viji and Naveen Madhav's energetic rustic vocals delivered the Madras Kuthu track Danga Maari Oothari effectively and Rokesh's hilarious lyrics is instantly catchy. Harris usage of Trumpet and Nadhaswaram in the second interlude is a nice additional touch. This is one of the few songs where dhanush excels in singing.

       Harris came back to his repertoire of melodies with Thodu Vaanam which is interesting in parts like catchy chorus along with certain nifty touches by Hariharan. Soft rock with hip hop elements in the second interlude deserves the special mention however sombre tune is a drwaback. Roja Kadale flows with trance rhythmic composition sprightly sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Chinmayi supported by Sunidhi Chauhan. Harris confined to his dominion without any experimentation except for slight tabla fusion results in passable melody. Deivangal Ingae again replete with Harris touches all over the song with slight infusion of veena (or guitar riffs sounds like veena) and Sriram Parthasarathy delivers his part splendidly. YOLO (You only live once) upbeat compostion with medley of instruments like drums, trumpet, rhythmic beats etc  with the help of line of singers Shail Hada, Ramya NSK, Richard and Vicky achieved the intent of the song. Youthful compostion overall.

Verdict: Overall, Harris delivers the listenable album despite the deja-vu flavours in the melodies. However the album is not a humdrum material like his recent albums.

Pick of the Album: Danga Maari Oothari, Aathadi Aathadi, Thodu Vaanam

My rating:7.5/10

You can listen to the songs here.