String Of Shining Pearls – GD Prasad

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A commerce graduate from Chennai and presently pursuing a masters in Advertising & Marketing in England, GD Prasad has been composing music since ten and, over the years, has worked on several English theatre productions, short films, and radio and television programmes, among other musical initiatives. A pianist, who has learnt to play drums too, he has put his compositional skills to fine usage on “String Of Shining Pearls”, which is largely instrumental – though it does contains lyrics by Gauri Gupta – wherein the so-called vocals are virtually non-existent and are, often, reminiscent of Gregorian chants. The fascination of the song is clear though, as Prasad’s production finds him venturing into multiple instrumentation with keyboards as the backbone as he combines the sounds of flute, lead guitar, violin, drums, and what sounds like the santoor, adding texture to Prasad’s composition. Although the artiste himself describes his music in the “broad genre of world/experimental music” but, to me, this is definitively reminiscent of the progressive sounds from the ’70s, moreso due to its ever changing tempos. A noteworthy effort!

 

Listen and Download the songs here: http://www.artistaloud.com/GDPrasad

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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