★ The Sound Of Wonder! Rare Electronic Pop From 1973-1980 ★

★ The Sound Of Wonder! Rare Electronic Pop From 1973-1980 ★

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A great selection of Lollywood singles collected and remastered from the original tapes. Several weird instruments like moog synthesizers, early synths, Farfisa organs and fuzz guitars provide lots of ‘twang’ sounds. Percussion follows the real Punjabi rhythms, which sound rather exotic in combination with the rest, but the producers didn’t mind mixing this with a little bit of casio and rhythm box drums now and then, while always keeping an exotic complexity in the songs. We hear some brass and pastiches of an occasional orchestral arrangement. Another returning instrument is the accordion, even if the focus on it is only sporadically. In Bollywood it was the sisters Asha Bhosle (with her husband composer R.Burman) & Lata Mangeshkar who dominated the scene, Pakistan had her own counter-part with singer Naheed Akhtar, and her husband M.Ashraf who, like Burman, produced very clever scores for her singing.  Naheed has these almost hysterically high pitches in her singing. Rather fun making Bollywood examples, playing with ideas from Western music a bit, in these Pakistani tracks some go perhaps even further into odd ideas.  We hear more than once examples of  playing with nonsensical vocals #3-“Karye Pyar” in that way is incredible in its fun-scatting, but I should also mention #9-“Na Main Chini Na Japani” with its muppet show harsh voice or “Tarazanite” male as the liner notes say, -comic-book like- : the singing duet here are once more a theatre on its own. And let me also not forget #5-“Dilbar Dilbara” which besides other exotic very switching elements has a great vocal improvisation with jungle noises, like a Pakistani idea of Yma Sumac : very enjoyable). The fact that English liners are used more often in the Punjabi language makes this music even more attractive and charming to our western points of view.

ThePsychedelicGomperThePsychedelicGomper Published on Apr 6, 2013


Track 1 – Dama Dam Mast Qalandr – M.Asraf feat. Ahmed Rushdi
Track 2 – Good News For You / M.Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 3 – Karye Pyar / Tafo feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 4 – Yeh Raat Jame Keya Keya / Kamal Ahmed feat. Noor Jehan
Track 5 – Dilbar Dilbara / M.Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 6 – I Am Very Sorry / Kamal Ahmed Feat. Noor Jehan
Track 7 – Main Hoon Play Boy / M.Asraf feat. A.Nayyar
Track 8 – Kad Ley Way / Tafo feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 9 – No Main Chini Na Japani / Tafo feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 10 – Society Girl / Nazir Ali feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 11 – Ho Jeth Ji Aaj Main / M.Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 12 – Mera Mehbob Hai / M.Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 13 – Meri Marzi Main Gaoon Gi / Misar Bazmi feat. Runa Laila
Track 14 – Life Hai Kuch Dinon Ki / M.Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar
Track 15 – Pyar Ka Koee Shola / M.Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar

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