Electronic experiment… that’s what this album is. And for my taste, I have fallen in love with this album. Anyone can use electronic sound, but very few know the intricacies of the balance and managing the sounds. Dr. Zeus has done an awesome work and has created an amazing masterpiece in Punjabi Electronic music. I don’t think anyone has ever done something so awesome. A lot of praise to Amrinder for putting his faith into this new sound.
Amrinder Gill is known for his melodious voice accompanied with equally vibrant harmonies. This album is high on melodious songs and is electronically based as every song is highly motivated from electronic sounds and synths. Too much of electronic symbols can always ruin the songs, but Judaa is a master piece in that perspective. The album has a perfect balance of electronic sound and melodies.
The opening track Yaarian is a perfect example of what Amrinder is capable of doing with his voice and skills. Amrinder truly has a unique voice and it best suits the romantic tracks. The lyrics are regular and are simply drenched in romance, but the way Amrinder has sung this song, it makes it other worldly.Great track.
The second track is meant to be a sad song titled Judda which also serves as the title for the album. The track has sadistic lyrics, but the music is jovial and very much electronic in nature.
Ik dujje no lok v aksar puchde ne
Jaan ton pyare kyon achanak rusde ne
Raj kakre baaj sajan jind, na jeondi na moi.
Raj Kakra, the epitome of lyrics in Punjabi music industry. And here he serves another hit.
Next track starts with a couplet in urdu. Right away Amrinder Gill kicks in with this intricately composed song. Listen to a nicely arranged piece at 0.52 in the album followed by another very nice arrangement of music and sound at 1:28 (this pattern follows throughout the song). This song is a great example of a composition that has been worked upon a lot. Simply enough, in this song, the composition impresses more than anything.
Ki Sumjayiye is the 4th song on the album is yet once again based in melody. Once again the composition impresses, but so does the singing abilities of Amrinder Gill. Lyrics are also amazing. This simply is one of the best songs to have come from Amrinder Gill.
Mirza is next up. Many people will find it hard to understand the underlying meanings of this song. Lyrically, this song is rich in rustic flavor and Amrinder has sung it with equal vigor. Once again, thanks to Raj Kakra for writing such an amazing song. The lyrics are very good example of the range and possibilities in Punjabi language. On the other hand I cant find enough words of praise for this choice of song from Amrinder Gill. We seriously need this kind of songs and this kind of approach to the music. The song also features great use of electronic arrangements of algoze… I don’t think I have heard anything like this before.
Yet once again Najjra is an electronically drenched song. But this one somehow feels a bit overhauled. Overwhelming at times. Raj Kakra deserves praise for his verified subject matter. The song is directed at the contemporary loss of morality.
After 6 songs, Mitra, is the song which is free of electronic genre and is traditionally composed with old school instruments. Perhaps it’s just me, but it sounds mediocre. The lyrics are fine but still, it seems a formula song. Could have been avoided.
AWESOME song Tere Raah. The opening of the track swipes you away. This is my fave track on the album. Where the hell has Amrinder Gill found such amazing melodies and compositions. This is so perfect for his voice. It seems Amrinder Gill has finally found his style and now he will settle for it.
This album ranks a lot higher than any other album we have heard this year. No ear splitting music, no senseless lyrics, no pointless rap and the album actually raises the level of Punjabi music. The album is so very soft in its music and approach and has an elegant feel to it. Amrinder Gill has proved his mettle with his melodic voice and harmony base. The album shows him in a completely new shade.
Last two tracks are Ki Samjayiye in unplugged and remixed mode. Unplugged version, is really not an unplugged version. Its just an alternate composition without the electronic arrangement. However it still is great, but I liked the original more.
Also I have to praise Amrinder for his very wise choice of songs. Every single album he has done so far, it always has the best songs for his kind of style. This selective nature has totally paid off in judaa as every single song in this album suits his voice.
Every single song on this album, except for Mitra, is a hit. This album is 10 times better than any other album he has done so far. With this album, Amrinder Gill rises in level from all his contemporary singers. Sometimes I think that it’s only Amrinder Gill, who is experimenting with his sound and music. Everyone else is trying to follow formulas of being hit.
This album simply deserves to be bought first hand. This is not an album you want to download. There has been so much effort gone into the making of this album, and it deserves to be a huge hit and loved by everyone. Buy the original disc if you love Punjabi music.