Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mandhara Cheppundo - Dasharatham (1989)

Here's one of my very few full song karaoke recordings - this one from back in June 2013. The original song is just such a pleasure to listen to both in terms of music and lyrics, and also in scenes that make up the visual part of it. Simple yet immensely melodious tune - in a way only Johnson master can create. My singing could barely match up to M. G. Sreekumar's vocals from the original. Anyway, for what it is worth, here it is.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


A random creation using GarageBand on the iPhone. Started with beat and then added a bass line, finishing off with the strings section including Bass and a Violin. I say, random because there was indeed no method to the madness that led to this piece of music. Just me trying out how to harmonize various sounds together - a harmony which may, in fact, be non-existent in the final product. Anyway, here it is - to listen to and like (I would hope), Dislike (Hope not) and/or comment.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Song - Mahalakshmi Kuranarasa Lahari by Thejasvi V

This is a Carnatic song Mahalakshmi Karunarasa Lahari rendered by my niece Thejasvi. Composed by Muthuswamy Dhikshithar by Ragam Madhava Manohari which is Janyaragam of Kharaharapriya, the 22nd Melakarta Ragam.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Song - Ennai Thaalaatta Varuvaala

This is my first attempt at singing a full length karaoke song. It is Ennai Thaalaatta Varuvaala from the movie Kaadhalukku Mariyaadhai, one of my all time favorites. I just love the interludes in this song; only the great Ilayaraja can give such beautiful music even in between stanzas. I say this because there was a time when the interlude music in Tamil film songs was rather simple and the very same music was repeated after each stanza. Ilayaraja sir came and changed all that and you know, when a composer has enjoyed composing a song, it really shows in the tune. Hope I can sing more of his melodies.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Song - Pirai Thedum - sung by my sister and me

Another song sung by my sister. I have done some supporting vocals too. The song is Pirai Thedum from the movie Mayakkam Enna.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Song - Mannipaaya

After a short break, here's another song. This time sung by my sister. The song is Mannipaaya from the movie Vinnai Thaandi Varuavaya. Originally recorded on my iPhone using Garageband for iOS, additional sound effects were added by me on the Mac version.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Song - Pookodiyin Punnagai

Third and last post for today. My version of another song Pookodiyin Punnagai from the movie Iruvar