Composer Rex Vijayan doubles up as singer in Neelaakaasham that is very much associative with the man’s regular line of composing – an arrangement replete with paraphernalia of strings beautifully melded together. Particularly liked that Chinese violin sound. Riding on Suchith Suresan’s powerful vocals, the racy Doore Doore goes very well with the theme of the movie. The orchestration is once again trademark Rex, particularly the employment of mandolin. The composer gives the best of the soundtrack to folk fusion band Pathayam’s vocalist Saju Srinivas. With a sublime melody that is brilliantly arranged by Rex (is that Tao Issaro on percussion?) and well delivered by Saju, Neerpalunkukal is instant win! Ami Hitmajare is as lovely as a Baul song gets, presented in its pristine form with no apaprent contribution from Rex. No artist credits on the soundcloud channel though. Thaazhvaaram too makes for a good listen albeit not as much as its counterparts, courtesy a staid pop-based arrangement. An arrangement with its occasional highs, like the kids’ chorus, that flute towards the end and of course an instrument the composer never seems to fail with – mandolin. And Rex introduces another indie artist here as the vocalist, thrash metal band The Down Troddence’s keyboardist/backing vocalist Sushin Shyam, who does a fab job on his part.
Neelaakaasham Pacha Kadal Chuvanna Bhoomi. Rex Vijayan adds another well-made score to his fast growing repertoire.
Music Aloud Rating: 7.5/10
Top Recos: Neerpalunkukal, Neelaakaasham, Doore Doore