Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ajab Si ( Om Shanti Om a.k.a OSO) instrumental version

I havent been an ardent hindi music buff though i used to listen to RD.Burman , Kishore kumar , Md Rafi songs and few other hit songs which has managed to break the hindi-tamil barrier. Recently i have been captivated by an absolutely mesmerizing, petal-soft, romantic track 'Ajab Si' from OSO. Right from the first notes, the soft beats and caressing guitar strings strike chord after which one gets to hear a rather serene 'Aankhon Mein Teri' which turns out to be an extremely soulful hear. On hearing it initially, it has the sheer 'different' factor due to which it takes some time to follow the composition. But once you have heard it closely with lights switched off and no interference around you, 'Aankhon Mein Teri' turns out to be an irresistible piece of melody that lingers on for hours. The Biggest factor which adds depth and feel to the song is the voice of K.K. who showcases once again that he is one of the most versatile singer be it in kollywood or bollywood. With soft titillating rhythm arrangements ,KK’s mellifluously driven vocals matched intelligibly with squashy violin, piano and synthesizers notes this song truely has made me hum it again and again. So i have tried to do an instrumental version of this song on a karaoke platform which was available. i have not used heavy lead instruments as it will disrupt the melody of the song and have instead gone for light string arrangement layered on dreamy bells .Please hear this song and Cherish it with graceful poise on enchanting romantic evening and feel its squishy sentimental breeze… Soulful!.
here is the link
for mp3 download for youtube version

Monday, May 5, 2008


Recent trend seems to be doing remixes of old songs, especially old superstar songs. For long i had been wanting to do one of these remixes. It was eluding me. Finally i made it a point this time to do it. Everyone seems to do a remix of yesteryear "kuthu" song nowadays, so for a change i took a melody song of our own superstar rajinikanth and have given it a party feel. I was inspired to take up this song when i went to a concert by padmabhushan DR.K.J.Yesudas and Chinnakuyil Chithra recently. He had sung this song so effortlessly along with Chitra though the original version was with S.Janaki. Composed to tune by the legendary IR this song is based on the ragam kalyani (IR had given so many superhits in kalyani like janani janani, amma endrazhaikkadha (rajni -yesudas combo again), and recent katrilvarum geethame ) this song was a folky number. Another speciality about this song was the usage of WAH GUITAR as starting and in interlude with gives it a reggae feel (I think IR was the first to use it in indian cinema). I have not composed anything on my own here. I have just tried to reuse the same orchestration used by the composer, as practically i dont like fiddling with the melodies created by legendary composers. I have tried to give this song an entirely a different feel. Kindly hear this song and post your valuble comments and if u like it please download it

here is the link ( updated)