Friday, 2 April 2010

Jaanejaan dhundhta phir raha


From the film Jawani Diwani R.D Burman and Kishore Kumar play Jaanejaan dhundhta phir raha which is for me one of the most beautiful things I've heard in a very long time. I've had yet another of those moments, sitting back head in hands at what was blaring out of the speakers. To some, Bollywood soundtrack music strikes no chord and i think jars a lot of people but to others, it's one of the most exciting, passionate, creative forms of music that has ever existed. Whether you're into Bollywood sounds or not i would seriously recommend giving this record a chance. It has a charm that i haven't heard matched, sure there is some beautiful stuff some brilliant experimental funked out psychy stuff but for me, this record has everything i ever want on any record. Almost Billy Strange strings with the trademark rolling Burman beat, the vocals leave me breathless, the arrangement is fucking beautiful, it's a complete song, you forget bits exist until they come in again sounding better than you remembered them. When he returns to the original vocal line, it hits you so hard. Big wow. Perhaps this song doesn't do much for you but for me it is everything i've ever wanted.. Enjoy...

And here is the brilliant video, couldn't publish this post without having the video!By the way i WILL be ripping off that delayed flute.

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