Monday, April 17, 2017

Music Review (Tamil): Maayavan

Music Review (Tamil): Maayavan
Music Composer: Ghibran

Mella Mella has the strains of Adhe Kangal especially in Shwetha Subram's vocals, however Ghibran spruces up with the layered orchestration dominated by keys and synth programming while Balaji's killer violin solo in the second interlude is the killer highlight in the song. Shwetha Subram and Abhishek accompanied by vocal harmonies ably handled the lovely melody Maya Masthava is a highly irritating techno kuthu where Marana Gaana Viji's autotuned vocals irk a lot even though the tune is passable one from the composer.The only exciting element in the 3 minutes song is the tune in the second half and sparsely interesting sounds occasionally.

Ghibran returns back in a splendid form with Bodhai Poo where the impressive arrangements highlighted by violin solos again and exciting mix of sounds throughout the sound. Ghibran spruced up the haunting soundscape with the thumping percussions in the second interlude while Sharanya Gopinath impresses with her highly styled rendition. Ghibran scores easily with the background score of the album and the 13 instrumental pieces offer the unique soundscape required for the thriller. The exceptional sounds in the Maya's touch, wonderful strings sections in the wrath of Maya with aptly placed pauses, Subhani's guitar strums in decoding the mystery and adrenaline pumping flush and rush are the picks of the lot.

Verdict: Ghibran's magnificent OST pieces trump the vocal tracks and the composer offers perfect soundscape required for the thriller. 

My Rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Mella Mella, Bodhai Poo