Individuality : The first episode from Coke Studio season 2.
After watching the first episode there were a few things which came to the forefront and I ‘ve decided to share these with you.
The songs were ok, none up to the experience of the first seasons’ first episode.
The most major work was done on “Jal Pari ” which was completely renovated and put out as almost en entirely new song.
“Khamaaj” couldn’t have been more complacent with its treatment and with the lacklustre of shallums missing solo,things seemed to have been taken quite easily.
Other than the vocalists no one came to prominence, maybe that’s how the episode was set up
to be more vocal based, Javed , Shafqat, Atif, Ali Noor, simply can’t go wrong when it come to delivering vocals. All musicians had taken a backseat and played subduedly.
Gumby’s drumming did come out in Javeds “Aj Latha Naeeo” and the Rubab in Paimona.
Ali Hamzas Banjo did give Aik Alif a dimension but that too in a very hushy manner.
ASAD AHMED: A Decoration piece.
What purpose has he been included for in the house band, is still yet to show. From the first episode , I don’t think there was any requirement in a track which Omran couldn’t have handled alone.
Foreign Inclusion: No self-confidence.
CokeStudio is supposed to be a show where Pakistani musicians are to be highlighted and presented to the world but this time around a few non-Pakistanis have also been shamelessly
included in the show. Why, during this time, when Pakistani artists contracts are being cancelled by non-Pakistanis for no obvious reasons are we still inviting other people to work with us especially in a field where we are the best? (paagal hain na, hum qoum?)
Episode 2 :
Well, from the ads, Aankhon kay Saagar has been played with , Josh looks good
and finally Mr.Ustaad is not content with Atif being in the same track as him.