Music Review: Irandam Ulaga Porin Kadaisi Gundu
Album: Irandam Ulaga Porin Kadaisi Gundu Composer: Tenma
Music Review: Athiyan Athirai’s debut film Irandam Ulaga Porin Kadaisi Gundu has independent musician Tenma make his debut with a six-song soundscape - which bursts with originality.
The experimental album begins with the breeze Maavuliyo Maavuli, sung by Shweta Mohan. The song plays all the right notes, accompanied by Tenma's voice and EDM rhythms. Then comes Nilamellam, an accelerated number provided by K Chitrasenan, Arivu, Win Muthu and Ezhumalai. Vignesh Ishwar's voice represents a beautiful portrait of a son's relationship with his father in Neduvazhi. Acoustic rhythms keep the core of the song intact.
Thalaimurai, which is perhaps the only song that represents everything that the movie represents, is represented by two women, with completely different vocal textures. Shaktishree Gopalan and Chinnaponnu evoke a world of peace, yearning to release violence and war. Fierce keys complement the accelerated number. Irul Vaanam, is a romantic soliloquy that is pleasantly interpreted by Subiksha Rangarajan. The famous folk singer of Chinna Macha, Senthil Ganesh, injects his characteristic energy into Iruchi, which makes brilliant use of harmonium and Nadaswaram.
It is clear from Tenma's rich sound landscape that is designed to flow organically with the film's narrative rather than stand out as individual pieces.