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Play That Beat Mr Raja Vol 1 – Selected Oddities From The Tamil Film Industry 1984 to 1991

LP (Item 544263) Cartilage (UK), 1980s — Condition: New Copy
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Totally great – an amazing collection of music from the Tamil Film Industry in India – also known as Kollywood in some circles, and home to sounds that are quite different from more familiar Bollywood modes! The styles here are great – often a lot more offbeat and less straight pop than you'd know from more familiar Indian soundtracks – still done with the mix of a playback singer and composer, but often set to weird rhythms that bring in some nice touches from the 80s – used in ways that are pretty great and groovy overall! There's less of the full-on dance numbers at some points – and with the use of electronics, we'd almost be tempted to call some of this stuff more arty or new wave-styled Indian film music at times – especially on the two very moogy numbers included. The package is great – with notes on the music, scene, and singers – and titles include "Vikram Vikram", "Passing Out Parade (part 1)", "Love Theme", "Raaja Rajathi", and "Chittu Kuruvi" by Illaiyaraaja; "Cola Cola Coca Cola" by Shankar Ganesh, and "Nallavan Nallavan" by Hamsalekha,  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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