i guess regular bloggers would have realised that i'm a part of a ARR-fan club. so we spend time (these days there is a lot of it) analysing the accoustics in ARR's music.
so i thought would just spend sometime blogging about RDB's music. it is quite-evident that the film is success (i kno people will give me the it has its flaws look but i'm not speaking about the flick so this would be a futile line of thought)
the music may well become 2006's biggest, dont really much of an expectation from KANK or even DON or Happy new-year or even Umrao Jaan. some folks may speak about Himmesh Reshamiya but i guess he dug his own grave by using the same base for all his songs, the monotony in his voice n cap hasnt really helped him much after the initial success.
so the thing about RDB is that for the first time ARR hasnt used the flute.the stress has been more on the mild instrumentation (roobaroo, tu bin bataye, khoon chala, luka chuppi) surprisingly ARR though not for the first time has used the guitar extensively.
one glance at the credits will tell you there was no big-shot singer (the usual voices in Bollywood) no Udit narayan or Alka (the latter has been conspicously missing in many of ARR's recent ones)no sonu nigam or shreya goshal not even Hariharan.
the reason the album breasthes freshness is because of Daler Mahendi,Aslam, Madhusree(SHE HAS BEEN SLOWLY MAKING HER MARK), Mohit(of Silk-route),Arr himself, Chitra n Naresh(this former SIES student is a real find, especially his wide range of compatibilty in Tamil n hindi) n ofcourse Lata Mangeshkar(after a long time, she is seen doing the aalaps n re-ga-re-ga-sa-pa-ma)
again every song is composed witha a different style be it the title(very Punjabiish) or Paathshaala(college-goin-break-free-types) or Tu Bin Bataye(romantic ballad) or Khalbali (mystic arabian) or Roobaroo(care-free) OR lukka-chuppi(emotional) or Lalkaar(revolutionary)
even more interesting is that noe of the songs are lip-sync types. no character sings the song all are in the background n thus have the power to bring alive the moments.
the use of instruments is not-typically Rahmanish
all the songs are rhythm-based even Paathshaala unlike Fanaa (from Yuva) is hummabl.
possibly the only other good music that can be expected is WATER(which i have but hasnt been publicly released) or CHAMKI by Shyam Benegal(again by ARR)
that is the only two flicks Arr is doin in Hindi this year, he is currently doin some real good-soulfuln as well as footapping Numbers in tamil n ofcourse the all-important Lord Of The Rings Musical premire which is nearing(again have listened to it n has the international feel with massive orchestras n very symphonish feeling)