Wednesday, April 12, 2006

AIBI Audio

Yuvan Shankar Raja's definitely on a roll these days with two excellent albums, Pattiyal and Pudhuppettai, back-to-back. Azhagaai Irukkiraai Bayamaai Irukkiradhu's soundtrack sees him continuing his good run. It is an interesting album that is once again geared towards listeners who prefer some variety in their songs. It will appeal more to people who are looking for something other than the traditional 2 duets-1 pathos-1 melody-2 duppanguthu - kinda albums.

1. Kanave Kalaigiradhe...
This is the kind of melancholic, soulful number that Yuvan does best. Like most such songs, it is a slow number interrupted by bouts of high pitches. The song is very catchy and had me humming the tune after a couple of listens. But his singing is really horrible. There are places where his voice actually seems to break and inspite of the high pitches, it is completely monotonous and lacks energy. To make things worse, his pronunciation is horrid as always.

2. Ilaiyudhir Kaalam...
Yuvan goes into experimentation mode here. The song starts off as a fun group song(with the lyrics making it sound like a song sung by a lady Tarzan!) before slowing down with the kind of music that accompanies royalty. The couple of lines that start with Pulli Maanin... remind me strongly of Karka Karka... from Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.

3. Kaadhalai...
Possibly the song with the most number of singers ever, this number seems to have a bit of everything. There's some radio DJ stuff, there's 70's twist music, there's some hardcore duppanguthu, there's some folk singing, there's a bit of an old song and there's a lot of talking. All that doesn't blend together too smoothly though. So the number is more interesting than catchy.

4. Odivaa Kaadhale...
A very interesting male duet that very short and makes us want more. While we've heard songs and their remixes, this presents them both in the same song! Starts off as a melodious number(sung by Karthik) and then turns into its own remix(sung by Yuvan) with a faster pace and heavier beats. Unfortunately its over almost as soon as it begins.

5. Orampo Nainaa...
Another interesting number that alternates between fast and slow music in surprising ways. This is almost an instrumental piece with a little singing between long instrumental segments. The music ranges from jazz to sax to twist music while the tune of the song itself is closer to duppanguthu. Naturally, it makes for a very unique(and very listenable) blend.

6 Comments:

At 8:27 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

As big a fan of Yuvan that I might be, I still can not digest him singing the 'Kanave kalaigiradhe' song. Beautiful & instantly catchy song spoilt by Yuvan's singing. But like you said, its a very novel album and great to see that Yuvan is experimenting more often with such unconvetional albums. First, we had Pudhupettai and now we have AIBI. Yuvan is going places!!!

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Kaps said...

i think yuvan is trying to cut costs by singing more songs.

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous ram said...

havent listened to this...but BB, why did u not write an audio-review of Vetaiyaadu?
very disappointing...:((
idhey oru Rajni padam-naa utturpeengalaa?!
cha cha cha cha cha cha, ena pazhakkamidhu!

 
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Sorry to post this off topic

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Sandhya said...

haha actually i read an interview tht YSR doesn't really like singign his own songs... but the directors request and feel tht YSR should sing the songs bcos they like his raw voice.....

really interesting album this one... different type of tunes and everything.... YSR has done it again!

oh and how can it remind u of karka karka from vettaiadu V ? they both nearly got released at the same time ... so really no chance of either of them copying from each other...

 
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