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Music to Muse

Ok, you’ve never read music reviews over here! I admit I’m not good at them. I love songs, whoever sings pretty decently, I make them sing, record it and listen to it from my mobile endlessly. But I always have felt I have no say in the matter coz my ‘sound engineer’ hubby and his friends always seem to be speaking French and Latin when it comes to songs. I wonder, do you have to know soo much to enjoy music? Frankly I know nothing, just the tune and often the lyrics transport me to another world – and I always enjoy the journey.

Songs like ‘kanakamunthiri’ and ‘oru chempaneer pooviruthu’ songs make me wonder! if I have fallen in love all over again? or I’m just in love with songs. No matter how fast the life gets those few minutes, I slow down.

Off late there hadn’t been much of mallu tunes which I could tell brought me the same feel. Tamil yes, kankal irandaal. Malayalam – i had to sit and choose! Or rather wait till someone pointed their fingers, but I don’t call that ‘falling in love’. The falling comes when you trip across something.

Kannolam (PLUS 2 movie) was one tune I tripped on off late. Now I meant to write this at least a month before, so the term off late is relative here. It was a tune that took me back to my teens – dreams, romance and smiles. Something I would love to play while I watch the first shower kiss the earth, while I stop for the first rose of spring…while I watch the dew drops of the dawn on my window pane and I think of writing…(errr ebys name!!!!. – see wat marriage does to u!)

For this melody, is just that – freshness, romance and a young tender heart. The tune doesn’t let you stand far and gaze, it just takes your heart on a swirl to those days, those moments you had held close.

This song made me decide..Im gonna review all the songs in this album (Plus 2) so here goes the rest!

Manjaadi & Vellaaram –   tunes to sway myself..shake a leg..enjoyy..but at the same time which carries throughout the soul of music that keralites keep close to their heart. It is probably one for the newbies to snap, tap and dance. It is perhaps with its rap mix something that connects the “yo” crowd of today, but the song doesn’t leave the simplicity loving kerala soul behind and move into a meaningless chaos that some modern music gets into.

Thaane male – is like a breeze that comforts a crying soul. Heard best when you feel the demonized realities chase you to darkness and you soo badly want to sleep in the laps of fairies who will carefully wake you to the saffron hues of a lovely morning – devoid of those tears. Sometimes that’s what you want songs to do! At least that’s what I desire.  When I feel the going gets tough, I wish to crawl in a corner with soft melodies as though I expect them to comfort me, to caress me and this one actually did that!

Thaamara kkaatte – is again a melody, the likes of 90’s which still stays beside you and pakalilla raavilla by jassie gift – gifts you what you expect from jassie! Tap, step and pep!

Loved the album as a whole. As I said, far from being a scholar…im not even a school kid in music. But then I love songs which appeal to me and these from Plus 2 movie certainly did!


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  1. Oh ya, this is a good album in malayalam after a very long time. But how come no mention of vidhu Prataps Puthumakalaayi ? Kannolam is my pic of the album, karthik sounds magical, doesnt he? I did mention Plus 2 in my latest V-tunes too ! 😀

    Comment by vimmuuu | August 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. !!yeah it was a gr8 coincidence! even i was surprised seing itunes! “Opposite minds think alike??????” surprising 😛
    and haan even im cnfused of puthumakalaayi…infact its pretty long tht i had intended to write ths post and guess i missed it…veendum poyi thiranju kettu nokkanam!

    Comment by verbivorehere | August 5, 2010 | Reply

  3. V-tunes !!! dont confuse it with some fruits byproduct ! 😀

    Comment by Vimmuuu | August 5, 2010 | Reply

    • lol! r u 24*7 n blogs??

      Comment by verbivorehere | August 5, 2010 | Reply

      • no, 6 hours I sleep ! 😀

        Btw, check out Lolalolamaayi from Naayakan; you will like it for sure ! 😀

        Comment by Vimmuuu | August 5, 2010

      • checked lolamaayi 🙂 liked it 🙂

        Comment by verbivorehere | August 6, 2010

  4. Goes over my head 😀

    Comment by Smita | August 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. ROFLLLLLLL Smita!!! i just cant stop laughing 😛 thanks for taking the effort though 😛 😛

    @vimmuuu – to b very feeling “”””elated”””!!! first time in my life…someone ‘who knows music’ talks to me as though i ‘understand’ music..eby’s like ‘ivalu thaalam kottiyal kothukukalkku of them..they knw the thaalam and thy can escape..with me..they never knw!!! :P’

    Comment by verbivorehere | August 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. How are you verbi??? How is ur kiddo??

    I don’t have great knowledge about Malayalam songs.. 😦

    Kangal Irandal is a nice song… 🙂

    Comment by kanagu | August 6, 2010 | Reply

  7. @ kanagu – LOL guess i shudve kept a disclaimer for non-mallus
    im fine..yeah i love kankal irandaal!

    Comment by verbivorehere | August 7, 2010 | Reply

  8. I dnt hv any idea abt Malayalam nos. other than those Whimmuuu recommends 😛
    But agree what u hv to say abt music 🙂 Y all the technicalities to like it:) We cn fall in love with just Music no 🙂

    Comment by Swaram | August 9, 2010 | Reply

  9. @yeah u can..thts wat i was ma hubby nd his ‘music field’ friends keep talking abt ‘anu ..pallavi..jathi.swaram’ who knws 😉 perhaps they r just chattng abt gal friends in ths pretext!

    Comment by verbivorehere | August 10, 2010 | Reply

  10. LOL! I cant understand the technicalities.. infact i feel bored by technicalities.. but i adore few songs.. esp kangal irandal.. though tamil is not my strong point 🙂

    Comment by Winnie the Poohi | August 21, 2010 | Reply

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