Monday, July 11, 2016

Music Review (Kannada): Kotigobba 2

Music Review (Kannada): Kotigobba 2
Music Composer: Imman D

Kotigobba's title track is the mishmash of heard before rhythms with mid-eastern tinge in the interludes while Imman continues to pack the song with punchy percussion elements and Vijay Prakash effortless rendition keeps the song listenable till it lasts. Saaluthillave is the typical Ilayaraja'esque melody which Imman aces like a pro in his umpteen Tamil albums and in his Kannada debut also, Imman nails it with fantastic support from Shreya Goshal and Vijay Prakash. Imman spruces up the interludes with his brilliant string sections and jubilant Kazoos solos. Hunna Hunna is a tedious listen except for the beautiful nadhaswaram solo in the second interlude while Jithin Raj and Shashaa Tripati's vocals alone unable to salvage this mediocre tune. Parapancha Neene's start has an uncanny resemblance with Oru Kootu Kiliyaga, however Shankar Mahadevan along with Imman's ambient arrangements make this melancholy piece works to certain extent. Imman ends the soundtrack on a high with Jazzy piece Hello mister and although there is nothing extraordinary to offer both in terms of orchestration and tune, Neeti Mohan's wonderful lively rendition makes this one fantastic listen in the album.

Verdict: Imman's Kannada debut is a minimum guarantee one filled with the composer's familiar soundscape and superlative singers across the album make this one enjoyable partially.

My rating:7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Saaluthillave, Parapancha Neene, Hello Mister

P.S You can listen to the soundtrack in Saavn.