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Genre: World - Misc - Indian / Pakistani
4. Kamel Ahmed feat. Mehnaz - Aage Bhi
5. Tafo feat. Nahid Ahktar - Shola Sa Bharka
10. M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar - Too Ne Pyar Se Dekha
13. Tafo feat. Noor Jehan & Cheeku - Dil Be-Qarar Mangda Ae Pyar
14. Kamal Ahmed feat. Nahid Akhtar - Don't Drink
15. Kamal Ahmed feat. Noor Jehan - Jawani Meri Bijli
16. Nazir Ali feat. Nahid Akhtar & Mehnaz - Happy Chrismis
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The long-awaited follow up to 'The Sound of Wonder' featuring further plugged-in adventures from the Pakistani picture house. Featuring tracks from Nazir Ali, M.Ashraf, Nahid Akhtar, Tafo and Noor Jehan. Tip!
Here you'll find fuzzy, scuzzy, twang-happy, spaced-out and funked up Urdu-grooves
complete with harmonium melodies and driven by some of the most random factor, freakish,
finger numbing, percussion that the South East Asian mainstream has ever had to offer.
Above all, Lollywood soundtracks sound RAW! Re-imagine some of the most action packed
Bollywood productions (which Lollywooders actively did) then fire the make-up department,
take away the special effects budget and then improvise. The lack of gloss on a dusty
Pakistani mini-LP makes for truly experimental Eastern pop music.
So, it's time to meet the culprits. The names on the back of the records that'll keep you
gambling on Ghazals and taking punts on Pakistani pulp-balladry. As an introduction, in
place of R.D. Burman and Asha Bhole, we have Mr. M. Ashraf and his long-term female
collaborator, Nahid Akhtar. This duo would provide Pakistan with it's Gainsbourg/Birkin or
it's Morricone/Dell'Orso for over 20 years, recording squillions of cut-and-paste sonic
collages and moog-fuelled desperate love/hate/chase/chill/kill songs mixing onomatopoeic
Urdu lyrics with unexpected bursts of user friendly English language (which often elongates
the running time passed the 5 minute mark) and throwing in the odd motif from a Barry
White or Donna Summer hit. We also have legends like Noor Jehan, a national treasure
and household name in Pakistan whose discography of film songs have deprived the vaults of EMI Pakistan of floor space for half a century.