Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kalyanji Anandji: Kasauti (1974)

A Kalyanji Anandji score, mid-70s; chances are it'll be a worthwhile listen. That was my reasoning when deciding to buy 'Kasauti', and I wasn't entirely wrong. Perhaps not one of their top, most memorable soundtracks, but it has a few good songs.There's the playful, rock'n'roll tinged 'Baby Ho Gayi Hain Jawan', with plenty of fun instrumental details if not the strongest of melodies. The same can

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rahul Dev Burman: The Train (1970) / Charanjit Singh: Instrumental Film Tunes (1973)

   Two oddities this time around: I mentioned earlier why the Gramophone Company of India didn't take kindly to Polydor releasing the soundtrack to 'The Train', and how they responded by putting out an EP of cover versions. Well, here it is. I imagine the release would have seemed redundant and even desperate at the time; the tracks do sound somewhat lacklustre, as if nobody involved really had

Friday, May 6, 2011

Still life on the 3rd floor

OK, so I know I've said that the Third Floor project is completed. And essentially it is. As proven over the last couple of weeks though, there'll still be a bit of activity; additional albums, new comments - it's kind of nice to keep this place alive, kicking, connected. Does that warrant a Facebook page? Yeah, why not… as good a place as any to keep people updated. Might even post the odd

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bhuvan-Hari: Chhuppa Chhuppi (1981)

This one had been on my radar since I first started getting into Bollywood soundtracks; for some reason it took forever to find. Three tracks (especially) makes it worthwhile: The infectious 'Aa Khelen Chhuppa-Chhuppi' (approx. 6:30 into the clip), 80s Bolly disco that for once has a proper, dance worthy, down and dirty groove; 'Aa Bahon Men Aa', more of the same only with more of a lounge