Balamuralikrishna / Gems of Thyagaraja
Album: Gems of Thyagaraja   Collection:World
Artist:Balamuralikrishna   Added:Apr 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-07-26 Pull Date: 2004-09-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 26 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 1
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 15, 2014: Aporeia
Kanugonu Sowkyamu
4. Dec 02, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Bhajana Seyave
2. Mar 28, 2005: It's different
Kanugonu Sowkyamu
5. Sep 23, 2004: Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Kanugonu Sowkyamu
3. Dec 15, 2004: Bigger than Bollywood
Inthakannaanandam Emi
6. Sep 01, 2004: Bigger than Bollywood
Bhajana Seyave

Album Review
Mamta Sinha
Reviewed 2004-06-19
Balamuralikrishan is the foremost exponent of Carnatic music. He has great voice control and has rich vocals needing nothing but basic musical accompaniments. That is not to undermine the violin performance in this album. The violin decorates the vocals superbly. The lyrics are by the greatest South Indian poet, Thyagaraja celebrating spiritual life. The album puts one in a reflective mood. The track order on the CD cover are incorrect.

Track 1 [14:11]: Velvety vocals, wonderfully accompanied by the instruments. What he sings is repeated by the violin and mridangam at around the 9th min.. Wonderful!

Track 2[10:39]: Starts with a beautiful slow alaap. Mid tempo and holds the same tempo throughout. A typical Carnatic track.

Track 3[5:19]: Vocals, mridangam interleaved beautifully.

Track 4[23:31]: Long preparatory piece leading to the song. Again the violin subtly enhances the effect. Mridangam joins in the 6th minute and the tempo picks up. Ends in a faster combination.

Track 5[5:11]: Similar to #2. Fast mridangam. Typical Carnatic.

Track Listing
1. Inthakannaanandam Emi   3. Kanugonu Sowkyamu
2. Raama Neeyeda   4. Evari Maata
  5. Bhajana Seyave