A few days ago, I started off doing the artist/album recommendation on my blog. This time, I recommend the artist, Sakthi Ravitharan.
I stumbled upon her debut album a few months ago. I found the sounds refreshingly original and authentic and instantly downloaded the tracks from iTunes. However, it's only recently that I got to hear the songs in a repeat mode.
I was blown away by her talent and creativity to fuse two of her areas of strength - Carnatic and Western classical music. Embar Kannan, Keith Peters, and Sai Shravanam brilliantly accompanied her on violin, bass guitar, and the keys respectively.
My picks are the tracks named 'My first memory' that has traces of Srothasvini raagam, and 'Just you and me' that has traces of Mohanakalyani raagam. I also loved the brilliant harmony with a subtle violin in the background of 'Eyes will meet'.
Do buy the album here.
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