The official soundtrack for the movie Love Mein Ghum is finally out which carries compositions from several artists, locally and internationally; M. Arshad, Najat Ali, Waqar Ali, Hunterz (UK), and Ravi Bal (UK).
Not only that, it comprises names such as Ali Zafar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Kailash Kher, Shreya Goshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan in the vocals department – which only adds up into the overall expectations of the album. (more…)
After the ennoble “Khuda Kay Liye”, critically acclaimed director-producer Shoaib Mansoor is all set to release his forthcoming flick entitled “Bol” that has the Pakistani heart-throb Atif Aslam in it as a lead actor.
And apart from Atif as musician and actor, the ones who have contributed in the music of Bol are: Sajjad Ali,...
Ali Zafar Holding Jhoom Album Cover Image Courtesy : Ali Zafar's Twitter
The Immediate phrase which comes in mind with the name of Ali Zafar is “Prince of Pop” but this one time “Prince of Pop” has proved that he has much calibre in him than just being associated with the genre “Pop”. Jhoom -An much awaited album of Ali Zafar ever since he revealed that he is going to surprise his fans with something different. And he manages to do it with elan !!
The album kicks off with the title track “Jhoom” which is based on eastern classical beats. And listening to it for first time can make one associate the track with the rustic setting. Basically the song can be referred as a traditional love song. And to top it all we have Ali Zafar’s vocals which doesn’t fail to impress one at all. Overall the song succeeds in giving a soothing effect on the senses. (more…)
I went through a video where Zaain UL Abideen visited a school! The video was titled “People’s Comments”. Well, that’s a lot of love Zaain has fetched from his listeners! Students were going on all crazy. Going crazy for your favorite is like affected with absent-ism now a days, if you attend concerts that is!
For those of you who don’t know much about Zaain Ul Abideen, he is not new to the industry. His album, by the way, isÂ ‘New’. Apart from “Zeal”, Zaain has sung couple of OSTs and some Jingles too. But we are going to talk about the Album in the later part of the post.
So, what does Zaain’s Album “Zeal” include?
Puch Mera Kya Naam
Zaain officialy released “Zeal” couple of days back.
The Album has Slow songs, Semi-Classical, Unplugged Versions and a total Hip-Hop track. This makes the album what we call balanced. Variety of sounds and instruments are used in the Album. I mean not just strumming the G-Chord in the whole song and ending it the same way! Thank goodness! My favorite is “Chue Chue” by the way because I am listening it for quite a while now. (more…)
Annie’s new album Kya Yehi Piyar Hai delivers a whopping punch… of disappointing mediocrity
By Amina Baig
Artist: Annie Khalid
Album: Kya Yehi Piyar Hai*
In the wake of listening to Annie Khalid’s new album, Kya Yehi Piyar Hai (KYPH), all one is left with is a toothache. And can you imagine what something that causes a toothache is like? Quite terrible. The other thing one is left with is a desperate scrambling for one’s brain cells. Whatever remains of them, that is. You must wonder if KYPH is as bad as all that. Please let me assure you that it is.
The album opens with the title track, ‘Kya Yehi Piyar Hai’, a fairly okay song. ‘KYPH’the song is all about the achings of a new love and the questions that go with it. This is the first single off KYPH and its video was released on TV not too long ago too. Yes the lyrics are trite at first listen and the tune is catchy, though nowhere as much as the infamous ‘Mahiya’ but after listening to the entire album, this is easily the best song in retrospect. The album closes off with a trance-ish version of ‘KYPH’ so this song makes its way into your subconscious, however begrudgingly you allow it to. (more…)
The two brothers Maaz and Sheeraz both born in Quetta have been creating shock waves as they experiment a new tune on the Pakistani population for a long time. However it is after a lengthy wait of 2 years that their first album has finally been released.
All Night Long brings forth music that is new to many Pakistani ears. So far one of the only forms of music produced in Pakistan that Pakistanis can dance to is Bhangra but the valuable addition of this album proves that there is clearly scope for dance albums in Pakistan. Since Pakistani radio channels are very actively playing dance and remix songs this album has many prospects. (more…)
Finally, Kaavish Band’s most awaited Album is OUT. I have got my hand on the album and just ripping to the best available quality for my pc ( and for yours too *lol* ) . The album was scheduled to hit the markets in 2008 first and now 2010 is giving us the gift of this album. Come on, lets discover this great album. I want to give you a very first glimpse of Gunkali. Later on, you will be reading more reviews by prominent & great music analysts(in which most of them will be paid, so you better enjoy this un-biased review first to know some details about the album *lol* ).
The album starts with the track “Dekho yeh Chand Taray” which is a melodious yet rocking track because you hear guitaring of Omran & drumming of Gumby in it.I personally loved this track. Gumby did the drumming for the each & every track of the album and I am surprised to know that for one track he is credited as a guitarist as well :S (Gumby bhai ab khud band bana ker na beth jana) . Another amazing fact i want to share is that the former band member Raheel is not mentioned or credited for any track. (to bhai kis liye rakha tha usay band mein itna arsay )
Anyhow, I should stop joking now & come to the actual band members Jaffer Zaidi & Maaz Maudood. Jaffer is really very strong on his vocals and you will find his voice more mature,stable & professional this time. Kaavish’s Gunkali is more inclined towards Classical genre and most of the tracks are very unique in its nature. This album is very different in a way because from the last few months we have been listening more Rock,Soft Rock and Pop Music Albums. This stuff is definitely released for a Change!!! Lets wait & see how this album makes its space.
Let me talk about Maaz Maudood who has done vocals, backing vocals, guitaring and has also written lyrics for some tracks. But, after reading the credits on the album cover & listening to the complete album I observed that Jaffer’s lead role is definitely dominating (though it shoud be) but Maaz’s contribution couldn’t be come on front. Nothing to worry about as it happens and i learnt from the Movie Rock on that Lead Vocalist is the front men of the band and he is given the most attention. This is the only problem which sometimes create problem & ultimately Break-Up *lol* just sharing a thought. Dont have any bad intention towards the band. May they live & continue their work forever (lo bus)
You can also find some compositions & lyrics by our great legend Nayyara Noor in the album. If you remember She has done a track “ek aur jahan mumkin hai” with his son Jaffer Zaidi as well. Its just awesome track and a must download (request us for the track if you want)
Some Predictions about Gunkali:
The band came into the scene with its track bachpan & its very powerful conceptual video. After that there was a very lively track released by them and video also appeared of it & the track was “Choti Khushiyan” which is unfortunately not included in this album. After that another video of a slow track “Tere Pyar Mein” released and I couldn’t watch the complete video as of yet.
This album will be more popular among the serious music listeners. Kaavish has not yet attracted the masses (though they hit the mainstream with Bachpan’s video, but i guess they had been faded away). But their new video “Moray Sayyan” again features some prominent actors like Faisal Qureshi & Samina Pirzida ( the concept is again very “conceptual” as it is very difficult to understand the video in the first go)
One thing is for sure Kaavish is not here to target Youth who are crazy about similar young musicians. Young guys & girls are listening more Rock & Soft Rock music these days, this album might not attract them because space is already filled with Atif Aslam,Hadiqa Kiyani, Jal, Call & Roxen. If it attracts the young music listeners between age group of 16-25 , it can be the most successful album of the year. But, you might have got the idea that its a serious album with some sweet, melodious & classical songs.We will have to wait & see whether it breaks the ice or not.Its a fact that Despite the contribution by Rock Duo Omran & Gumby in the album, it still dominates with a classical touch.
I rate the album 8/10 for the first go. Now i will check how & whether it works on me in the upcoming days or not.
Check out complete album promo here:
Good News for Downloaders : The Album has already started sharing on torrents, so go & get your copy if you are not in Pakistan.
For Pakistani Music Listeners : I would ask you to please buy the album & support the artist. I also dont support every artist and you may get an idea from the fact that Kaavish’s Gunkali is the 3rd album I bought in my life *buhahahaha – bhai can’t afford it*.Â So please if you can afford BUY THE ALBUM.