Been away from Swarasthaanam for a very long time now..Hope to stay, sing and continue to post going forward. Posting a couple of originals that I did in 2012 to start with..Hope you enjoy what you hear, and thanks for listening!
Original music, lyrics and arrangement: Vijay Krishna
Lead Vocals: George Kuruvilla and Meera Manohar
Original music, lyrics and arrangement: Swamy Kitcha
Lead Vocals: Unnikrishnan & Meera Manohar
Recorded this a couple of months ago, then let it just sit there due to various things happening around me. Guess, can’t find a more befitting time to post this, with one of the master balladiers of Hindi folk music breathing his last. A genre that I truly connect with, well, atleast more often than not— the bluesy, sad numbers…….
Dimple’s brilliant portrayal in this movie bagged her a national award.
I was particularly intrigued by this movie where she’s considered a ‘female weeper/mourner’.
Thanks for tuning in...
Originally sung by: Lata Mangeshkar
Original music by: Bhupen Hazarika
Lead and mix: Meera
Track courtesy: Sangeeta Sutar. Thank you :)
My 4th original work with Bala, a good friend and a very talented composer! Pradip Somasundaran and I have tried to breathe life into this piece of music. To enhance your listening experience, I have attached a write up here which we would suggest that you read before you listen to the song. We believe it will most probably enhance your listening experience!
Thanks Bala for the opportunity, it’s always a unique experience working with you :) And here’s wishing you and Uma a wonderful anniversary!
As you wander past those aromatic, green Neem trees, the gorgeous, magical mist is right there, in front of you, beckoning you! It’s surreal yet compelling, so surreal, it makes you forget yourself. There’s just something about it that makes you want to touch it, and experience it in all its glory. This surreal reality touches you akin to how the gentle vibrations of musical notes would. Those notes, that you have been looking for all your life, or, have you? Don’t those gentle vibrations stir you deep down somewhere, tug at your very existence, in ways that you can never, ever express?
And, as you pass a clearing, you finally see something that lures you. You know it’s there, yet you can’t see it! Are those musical swaras? You don’t know, but whatever it is, you can sense it strongly. The excitement, and ambivalence of having just sensed it leaves you wanting for more, and your curiosity gently pushes you further.
As your legs fail to stop, the vibrations drifting alongside the gentle, calm breeze touches you in innumerable, yet unexplainable ways. You feel the vibrations, their frequencies, their harmonics……. So, which of those vibrations touches you the most, or is it a permutation combination of all of them, resulting in a complex progression? You have no clue, and as you go deeper and deeper, uncertainty invites you, to keep treading that path, to look for that part of you that has made you walk this far!
The mist finally dissipates, and you see those footprints clearly for the first time. You stop dead in your tracks, you look around….Is there someone to whom those footprints could belong? You try calling out, but all you hear is a reflection of yourself, your own voice! You look up, and one of deep realization hits you beyond imagination. The footprints belong to the great, legendary Saint Tyagaraja, whose eternal love for music is inside you, this very moment, right here, in this surreal yet irresistible place….
Friend, you just discovered the footprints of the one and only Tyagaraja! Hail Tyagaraja!
Song: Discovering the footprints of Tyagaraja Vocals: Pradip Somasundaran & Meera Manohar Mastering: Sunny@Staticwave Music: Balamurali Balu
I have great pleasure in introducing a really talented, budding composer, Sachin Balu from Kannur, Kerala. He is all of 19 years old, and hails from a family of musicians and this is first ever original composition. His brother Roshan Balu is just about making a mark in Bollywood!
Thanks Sachin, for the opportunity, look forward to more of your works.
This song is in Malayalam, and is about lost love and memories. I envisioned this as someone singing while looking at or feeling the rain. Did this way back in March, and glad to see it finally posted here on my blog… Hope you all enjoy this one :)
Lyrics: Sajeev. K
Original Music, Orchestration and Arrangement: Sachin Balu
Originally sung by: Meera
then mazha noolu kiniyum sukham
oru maatra koodi pakarnnu tharu njan avasaanamonnuranguvan.
poya sandhya than poo manam
korthu kettunnoren manam
greeshma raavili yaathrayil
nin kaLthala naadam orthidaam (Anuraagavarsholsavam)
ee nilavum ee kinaavum
pinnee kulirmara chaayayum
aathma sagara thirakalal
nin nertha punchiri poovukal….(Anuraagavarsholsavam)
An original composed, sung and mixed within a day’s time. Was done to support the effort to raise more awareness in the anti corruption movement. This was released on Aug 24th to support the fast that was happening, and was posted on FB. Some press releases on this original song: