Sunday, 11 October 2009

CD : Tai Orratai ต่าย อรทัย - khon kai muer klai barn

Lets go back in time a bit, this is Tai Orratai's 3rd album (she is on her 6th or 7th by now). The "classic" Tai Orratai sound was in place already though as can be heard on the title and opening track. A slow song with a sad melody and plenty of up front Tai vocals. It is the usual way a Tai CD starts and i got to say i love it every time!

"Ok. nor" is in a similar vein, traditional instruments into a slow and sad tune. I like how Tai sings on this album, she isn't quite as polished as she is now and has a slightly more edgy feel. "Hai tai pai kub jai" has another sad tune, this time led by some nice blues guitar chords. The song also has a very nice hook to it's melody.

"Gum mar korn kam dang" is a bit gimmickry and is a faster pace tune. It has a nice melody and is a bit funky but Tai Orratai on a fast song is like a Ferrari in low gear. For a fast Tai song though it is pretty decent still. So a great album full of great tunes. It has a vibrancy that is maybe missing a bit on Tai's latest releases. Lets hope she can regain some of this next time.

Favourite songs : Khon kai muer klai barn, Hai tai pai kub jai

Rating : 9/10

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