Vaidyanathan, Kunnakudi / Vaulting with the Strings
Album: Vaulting with the Strings   Collection:World
Artist:Vaidyanathan, Kunnakudi   Added:Apr 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-23 Pull Date: 2004-10-25 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 1 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 14, 2005: It's different
Ninnu Kori
4. Mar 30, 2005: It's different
Maanasa Sancharare
2. Apr 02, 2005: It's different
Raghuvamsa Sudhambudi Chandr
5. Sep 11, 2004: music that doesn't hurt
Ninnu Kori
3. Apr 02, 2005: Its Different
Raghuvamsa Sudhambudi Chandr
6. Sep 04, 2004: Under the Sheltering Sky
Ninnu Kori

Album Review
Manoneet Singh
Reviewed 2004-08-05
Vaidyanathan plays the hell out of his violin, and he is accompanied here by an able fleet of musicians on a variety of classical percussive instruments such as mridangam (two-sided drum), kanjira (tambourine), and gatham (earthern pot). While this is South Indian classical music at its purest, its beauty and richness will not be lost on anyone with the least trace of hearing.

Track 1: Warmup piece for the musicians. I’m dazzled already.

Track 2: Traditonal devotional raga, redolent with native colors. Fascinating improv starting at 10:30.

Track 3: More festive piece, uptempo and playful

Track 4: Another devotional composition, Brighter and fatser than #2

Track 7: Impatient and entreating as it begins,
then the climax which blew my socks away…

Track Listing
1. Ninnu Kori   5. Ramabhiraama
2. Entarani   6. Maanasa Sancharare
3. Raghuvamsa Sudhambudi Chandr   7. Jhothumu Thodapiya
4. Marugelara   8. Vinayakuni