Sunday, May 9, 2010

Audio of Konkani film 'Black' to be released at Easter

Audio of 'Black' to be released at Easter

By Gasper Crasto

Kuwait March 30, 2010: Music is the most beautiful form of arts, and when music is entwined with words, it becomes a perfect melody. The association between a popular film and emotion is a long-established part of the lore of Indian cinema, for filmmakers and fans alike. Running alongside this, and indeed long preceding it, is an equally entrenched association between lyrics, music and emotion.

Right from the first Konkani film 'Sukhi Koni' made in 1949 to films like Mogacho Anvddo, Amchem Noxib, Nirmon, Boglant, Bhuierantlo Munis, Mog ani Moipas, Padri, etc, songs have assumed a much more prominent role in the soundtrack and sound design of feature films. Like their classical precursors, soundtracks, based on a collage of songs, play a vital role in amplifying and inflecting the much desired touching significance to films.

Winner of Best Singer Kala Academy Award in 1989, Braz Rodrigues popularly known as Braz de Parra holds credits for writing the lyrics of 'Black Nhesop Atanchem Fashion' - the first Konkani E-Cinema. The audio album of the movie premiered back in 2007 will be released in Goa at Easter. The album by T-Bush Films will be marketed by Manfa Music.

Many people argue about the importance of lyrics or wordings in songs. Many are staunchly in the 'lyrics rule' corner, while many claim to never pay attention to them, saying that they don't really think lyrics impact their appreciation so long as the voice itself is pleasant.
But in Konkani songs, if the words of a song or voice of the vocalist irritate, chances are that the music isn't going to win the audience over on its own. And if the music is derivative or uninspired, the lyricist is going to have a hard time saving the day all by his lonesome in the critical land that is the ears of the audience.
In analyzing the lyrics of BLACK it is all too easy to drift into an analysis which focuses on the characters as well as persona of the cast. To analyze the lyrics per se is rather like examining a film's script. There is nothing wrong so long as we don't confuse an artiste with the film and the song-as-performed.
A singer the singer and lyricist Braz says, "Not all of my songs can be classified as awesome; I have quieter and other comedy songs too. I always try to have melodious songs; the melodies can then be combined with different styles of singing or with any other style. 'Rau rau, kiteak voit go dhanvon' is a good example of an original and brilliant work combining melodies with drums and danceable beat riffs."
T-Bush has tried to find the right harmony for the songs by fitting the melodies with the most appropriate music rhythm and style. The benchmark was probably set by T-Bush in acquiring a masterpiece of different techniques of musicianship. T-Bush himself has sung a song which is one of the prime background soundtracks of BLACK.
All the songs in the movie are quite unique. The soundtracks are sung by lead actress of BLACK Gracy Morais, Comedian Philip, T-Bush and Maggie. Norman Cardozo has breathed life into the lyrics. Most of the tracks are high on emotions interspersed with Goan musical arrangements that give the songs an exclusive feel.

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