My Musical Lensography 5 by Sangeet Acharya Chandrachur Mukherjee
Why still the Old melodies over rule?
Old is Gold.
Current professional Lyricists and Composers (of course barring a few )in Tollywood and Bollywood are not exactly coming up with new touches. Words, Rhythms and Melodies are like loops.
Leaving aside the traditional 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 and 2/4 Rhythm patterns, which are since ages now are over used to the last threshold brim.
Uneven metering such as on 7/8, 5/8, 9/8,11/8, compositions are almost obsolete and extinct in commercial music scene for decades.
Music Variation is dead. Music Quality has deteriorated and turned into an unreachable Mirage.
Most of these Songs and Tunes are repetitive, monotonous, less appealing, in one word missing its Vibrancy.
Composers, Scorers and Music Arrangers are more into tonal experimentations than these roots.
Too much implementation of artificial tones such as VSTI (Virtual Studio Technology Instruments) is worth mentioning.
Totally, the feel of a session acoustic instrumentalist and the instrument is numbed.
Usage of Antheras is a diplomatic auto tuner which is being used for perfect pitch tuning for vocalists. Hampering the Continuity fluency not to mention the Artistes command.
Antheras in addition to that is also used in commercial regional songs as a trivial Ghosty portamento tone of a vocalist (Especially found in ‘Item Numbers’ of a film).
We have got all gifts of science. Using them all even after Waltzing to Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Salsa, Samba, Rhumba, Reggae etc. can’t we pull back the old Melody trend by trying to compose Songs on Indian Folk music and Indian Raagas too?