Published on May 30th, 2012 | by Saroj0
Talking Strings: When instruments talk [Album Review]
“Talking Strings” is an instrumental fusion album by Sitarist Sita Maiya Rajchal.
The album contains all together 8 tracks. The album is composed by Joogle Dangol. Joogle Dangol is a known name in Nepali Music Industry. He has been engaged in music field for last 20 years and has composed nearly 500 songs and arranged more than 2000 songs.
Talking Strings is a fusion of typical classical music with modern touch. Starting at the age of 8, Sita Maiya Rajchal has been practicing music for last 27 years. Like her father, Krishna Bahadur Rajchal, Sita Maiya Rajchal is a musical eclectic experimenting with the forms different those of classical music, going even further than on her previous album “Parampara”. “Talking Strings” is her second album.
The Sitar work is integral to supporting work by Guitar, Flute, Saprano, Murchunga, Percussion, Esraj, Tabla, Dhime, Madal, and Khin. This is the kind of album you put on to hear the warmth of Sitar. The focus is on melodic meaning and the songs have the movement and story lines within them.
The interplay of flute and sitar is especially nice on “Together” and “The Hidden Love”. The melodies are hummable. The song “Shubharambha” has a great melody of course leading by Sitar and followed by guitar. Dancing Roses is a medium fast beat number again with nice melody. It makes you feel like dancing with its rhythm. The songs like City, Flash Back and Revolution are good but they seem lengthy and fail to keep you glued throughout.
As a whole the album is good. The songs like Shubharambha, Together, The Hidden Love and Dancing Roses are pleasant. They bound the listeners with their melody. Their melodies are catchy and memorable. The duo Sitarist Sita Maiya Rajchal and composer Joogle Dangol have done a great job. If you are fond of instrumental and fusion music then this album would be worthy of your music collection.
The CD of the musical album was jointly inaugurated by His Excellency Jayant Prasad, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, and Mr Prachanda Malla, Vice-chancellor of Nepal Academy of Music and Drama, at a function in the auditorium of Nepal Tourism Board on 16 May 2012.
The album is produced by Sangamshruti and is marketed by KMC.
Here we include audio clips of Shubharambha by Sita Maiya Rajchal. Listen to this clips, and for sure you will buy the album to get the full relaxation.