Devotional songs with a difference
<36,2,,,,,,2>`Pranamamyaham,' an album of devotional songs brought out by Ram Music, tries to blend the conventional raga-based style of devotional music with modern orchestration.
Purists may dislike some of the background score with a romantic lilt.
But it may attract the young listener.
The lyrics by P. Ramakrishnan have been set to tune by Hari Krishnamurthy and R. P. Krishnan.
The songs have been sung by G. Venugopal, Vidhu Prathap and Sreevidya.
The instrumentalists include Hari (keyboards), Soundararajan (veena), Shyju (flute), Jayan (tabla), Hari (mridangam) and Suni (additional percussion).
The tracks have been mixed by B. S. Anil.
The album begins with invocations for blessings of Lord Ganesha, set to ragamalika (a series of ragas).
In all, there are eight songs in praise of different deities.
The composers have used popular ragas such as Revathi, Saraswathi, Hindolam, Bilahari and Desh.
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