404 – Error not Found: Music Review (Imaad Shah)

The album starts with Imaad Shah-Suman Shridhar sung Kya Dekh Raha hai be. The song has some strange music as well as lyrics but somehow it does sound interesting. Suman Shridhar especially sounds quite confident in the way she sings here, a little too much, which sounds deliberate as the song is like that only. A nice experiment.

The next song Aisa hi hai is a soft, slightly philosophical solo by Imaad Shah. Masterji, koi nayi cheez sikhane do and phati purani chitthiyon, is desh ki pachchis mittiyon are lyrics that, in a way, touch you. Strange. Lovely.

Psycho Baba is again strange, but less so and a bit more intriguing. While the arrangements in the song are nice, I didn’t find the composition as good as in the earlier two songs. Try you can though.

For the next song It’s all in the Mind, Imaad comes up with Rachel Verghese, who starts the song somewhere between the matrix-y music of the song, almost in a way that the song sounds more like an instrumental piece. Not bad, but not too enticing either.

Chal Soch le, is again sung by Imaad himself. The song, which uses more of Indian instruments, reminds me of songs in Shyam Benegal’s movies. Also, Imaad’s voice which sounds somewhere between Naseer’s voice and Mohit Chauhan’s soothing voice, suits the song well. Liked it again, though the instruments sound a bit too high on the voice.

The last track, 404 Theme, which is sung by Caralisa and Imaad, is a little haunting one but doesn’t have much to it.

Overall, 404 is something to look for if you believe in experimenting with music. The album has some nice and some ok songs, especially Aisa hi hai among the former.

लेखक: Harshit

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