I hope you're doing fine. Just wanted to
point out some
your review of the album Duur by Strings.
Strings was formed by four boys in 1989 and they didn't release just one
single Sar Kiye Ye Pahar, but two albums (in
1990 and 1992 respectively)
before retiring to their studies. In their first album, the sound was more
synthesized and the guitar was seldom brought to the forefront. The second
album saw their musical style change a little and the electric guitar was
used throughout the album. This second album delivered their first real hit
called Sar kiye ye pahar and made a name for them around the globe as the
video for the song was aired on MTV Asia back then.
Bilal does not play the keyboards, he plays the guitar and does have
vocal credit on the album. The synths on Duur were played by a guy named
Faizi and the guitars were played by session players, namely Shalim Xavier
The one-song wonder from Pakistan you mentioned is not Jahangir Khan,
his correct name is Hassan Jahangir.
Well, that about covers it. About the foot-tapping beats, the blame goes to
the record labels here in Pakistan, as they want a highly marketable album
that will appeal to the masses. If an album doesn't emit the sound of
'cha-ching', then there's really no deal for the artist at all. Music is
overshadowed by business here and I guess that's the case everywhere these
days. Take care and keep on writing!
NFDC journal is back
Film Development Corporation has resumed publication of its cinema
quarterly Cinema In India. The second issue is out -- a
special on this years's Indian Panorama selection.
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Mathadana was a great piece of work by T N Seetharam and co. Thanks for putting it up for web readers ...
It is a sad state of affairs, as you have correctly written in your article, A poet lost among scholars.
Devasthanam authorities need to be more proactive in their
effort to popularise the pearls of wisdom and the devotion of saint
Annamacharya. I am sure there are a great number of people who would
love to understand the translations of his great works. TTD should
make an effort to publish all his kritis with raga in English and
all the southern languages, to facilitate Karnatak music
students, and all the devotees of Venkateshwara Swamy.
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