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Chithra, K.S. / K.S. Chithra
Album:K.S. Chithra Collection:World
Artist:Chithra, K.S. Added:03/2012
Label:Finders Keepers 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-17 Pull Date:2012-05-19 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:13 May6 May22 Apr15 Apr8 Apr
Airplays:11111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 30, 2012:New World Disorder
Hey Maina Feat. Malaysia Vasudevan, Nethu Oruthara Feat. Ilaiyaraaja
4.May 26, 2012:New World Disorder
Nethu Oruthara Feat. Ilaiyaraaja
2.Jun 23, 2012:New World Disorder
Rathiri Thookam Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
5.May 12, 2012:New World Disorder
Chitthirai Maasatthu Feat. Malaysia Vasudevan
3.Jun 02, 2012:New World Disorder
Rathiri Thookam Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
6.May 05, 2012:New World Disorder
Hey Maina Feat. Malaysia Vasudevan

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-03-15 
K.S. Chithra
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/15/12
South Indian female vocalist with some pretty odd songwriters (and an impossibly pure and expressive ultra-sonically high voice). Ranges from Bollywood to… I dunno what – complete strangeness. Definitely inventive mixtures of influences, Eastern and Western. If this stuff didn’t exist, you couldn’t make it up.
Pretty sure it’s all in Tamil. Doubt there’s FCCs…
1. 0:41 seems to start about 5 seconds late, all chimes. Pretty.
2. 4:29 ***syndrum intro, then uptempo funky 80’s-ish groove, high female vocals. Very upbeat, poppy… Goes swingy-Indian-trad periodically. Whew!
3. 4:38 *starts with Indian religious chanting and orchestral bit, midtempo swingy with swooping vocals. Pretty and mellow. Old-school Bollywood-y.
4. 4:24 ***odd hollow bonks intro, then downtempo march with flutes and electronics. Gets an odd loping groove with fake birds. Pretty profoundly odd!
5. 4:07 **pretty, trad flute intro, then midtempo Bollywood, lovely vocal duet, and some freaky instrument solos.
6. 4:40 ***processed vocals, then slinky funky pop with crazy bass, bouncy and groovy.
7. 4:59 **male wailing intro, pause for applause, then what seems to be a very fraught vocal battle with very dramatic cinematic music. There are certainly some serious vocal gymnastics on both sides…
8. 5:04 *romantic tinkly piano, then syncopated electronic beats… vocal duet, clearly romantic. Aw. Sweet. Would be pretty boring, frankly, but the musical composition is pretty unique. Ends with cackles (!?)
9. 4:24 ***upbeat and chirpy cross between 60’s pop and Indian trad folk. Yummy goodness. Super extreme grooviness, too.
10. 4:49 *****get down with the funky… violins? GNARLY. I mean to say….damn! I’m speechless.
11. 4:28 ****odd vocal and synth duet intro, bouncy spy movie romp with percussion and an odd mash of sweet and strange instrumental elements. Ends abruptly.
12. 5:11 **pretty flute and vocal chorus, midtempo, swingy and very relaxed. Closer to Indian folk/festival than Western pop. Mostly…
13. 4:17 *uptempo alt-pop with odd bass undertone, but mostly rather “normal” fimli music sound.
14. 4:32 **breathy solo vocal intro, then chimes and flute trills, downtempo relaxed loping groove with acoustic guitar and synth. And Indian handdrums. Another odd mashup – there’s a surprise!
15. 4:23 ****midtempo, slightly ominous (or jaunty?) electronic groove with lots of odd bits. Fine vocal duet, GREAT music sound.
16. 4:22 ***na na na vocal duet, midtempo sitar/synth pop mashup.
17. 4:33 ***lovely trad vocal intro, then midtempo pop/spy/groovy/funky something. Twangy something, sax – I give up, I can’t break down all the elements.

Track Listing
1.Indha Vennila 9.Sikkunnu Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
2.Yaaro Sonnaangalaam 10.Hey Maina Feat. Malaysia Vasudevan
3.Vandadhe 11.Rathiri Thookam Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
4.Chitthirai Maasatthu Feat. Malaysia Vasudevan 12.Oru Pooncholai Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
5.Manjai Ndhi Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam 13.Pon Maaney Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
6.Kaiyodu Ennai 14.Poojaikettha Feat. Gangai Amaran
7.Vaa Veliye Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam 15.Nethu Oruthara Feat. Ilaiyaraaja
8.Oh My Love Feat. Malaysia Vasudevan 16.Kankaililey Feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
 17.Velli Kizhamai Feat. Ilaiyaraaja