Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Music Review(Kannada): Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu

Music Review(Kannada): Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu
Music Composer: Charan Raj 

Naa E Sanjage, wonderful laid back jazz song rendered fabulously by Siddhanth and the Charan Raj's arrangements is mindblowing, an inventive jazz fusion of Raman Iyer's wind instrument with Sitar and Tabla. Especially Loved the harmonious piece between wind instrument and Sitar. Sharanya Gopinath, another fabulous singer brings out the charm with her vocals and the effect remains intact as in the male version. Job Kurian. the brilliant singer who I wish should sing and compose lot more delivered with ease in the techno-laden track Komala Henne and the addictive charanam portions. Deepak Paramashivan's sarangi is another icing on the cake to the fabulous lead singer rendition. The Malayalam feel in the song is inevitable due to the singer's vocals which one mostly associated with Malayalam songs. The soundtrack turns much better in the another great melody Ranga Bhoomia where Sandeep Vasishta's flute throws us back into yesteryear melodies. Nelson Kumar's string arrangements, Deepak Paramashivan's Veena adequately support this pleasant song. Haricharan seems to be getting awesome compositions in all south Indian languages back to back and the singer aces this also in his own style. Katheyondu Shuruvaide's highlight is the stellar violin solos by Aneesh Violin Vidyashankar and Balesh's Shehnai. Arun Kamath and Sparsha BK sounds apt in this enticing duet complementing the fabulous arrangements with the sargams in the midway and towards the end.

Ayo Maaya is another intriguingly arranged soundtrack and particularly loved the eerie Inchara Rao's rendition along with the background sounds. The song has some fabulous mixing in the arrangements with brass instruments and guitar. Charan Raj brought Masala Coffee fame Sooraj Santosh on board to deliver the classically oriented song Aley Moodathe and the singer aces the tune with his nuanced rendition. Once again Charan Raj's arrangements are top notch with Prakash Hegde's flute stealing the show. Sooraj's rendition and the serene arrangements make this one blissful listen in the soundtrack. Gasi Gumma is the kickass song in the soundtrack and the song is awesomest in an every aspect from coarse vocals of Charanraj or sinister touch to the tune as well as arrangements. Particularly loved the way the transition happens from Praveen Mathias's Guitar to Narendra H N's Veena. Mouna Mouna is the only weak link in an otherwise wonderful album and strictly because of the more awesomeness in the remaining tracks make this one little enjoyable.

Verdict: Absolutely mindblowing, experimental mainstream soundtrack released this year. Charan Raj delivered eclectic soundtrack in Kannada and the beauty of the soundtrack lies in the way the composer incorporated both western and Indian instruments in almost all the songs. Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu is undeniably the best soundtrack released this year so far. 

My rating: 9/10

Pick of the Album: Just listen to the whole album. You won't regret it.

P.S. Best albums in Kannada (at least from the time I started following Kannada music) has Rakshith Shetty in the crew. Ulidavaru Kandante and now GBSM.

You can listen to the soundtrack in the movie's Official site.