Boomkat Product Review:
Some of the heaviest dancefloor friendly electronic pop to ever emerge from Southern India!!! Impossible to pigeonhole and characterised by his own indefinable style, Ilayaraaja Isaignani is the undeniable prince of Kollywood cinema, India's second largest film industry. Ilaiyaraaja is more than equal to his forward-thinking contemporaries in Bollywood and Lollywood in both productivity and experimentation - with a 34-year career spanning more than 900 film scores in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada - the man is a genre in his own right. And it's an odd occurrence, this: in some sort of South Indian sonic syzygy, this amazing collection from Finders Keepers lands in the same week as another incredible set on Cartilage Music (called 'Play That Beat Mr. Raja - Selected oddities from the Tamil film industry'), a compilation that also features Ilayaraaja. However, the two comps are defined by the eras they cover, this one illuminating the years 1977-1983 where we can hear glimpses of synthesizer incorporated into a fruity set of killer psyche-funk arrangements. Amazingly heavy selection from FInders Keepers this - don't miss!