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Flute Boy Single

by MD Pallavi & Andi Otto

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Flute Boy 04:15
Bannada tagadina tutturi, kaasige kondanu kasturi Sarigama padanisa oodidanu, sanidapa magarisa oodidanu. Tanage tutturi ide endu, berarigu adu illenda Kasturi nadedanu beediyali, jambada koliya reetiyali. tutturi ooduta kolada bali, nadedanu kasturi sanjeyali Jaritu neerige tutturi, gantalu kattitu neeroori Sarigama oodalu nodidanu, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga saddanu maadidanu Bannavu neerina paalaaitu, bannada tutturi bolaitu Tutturi bannavu haalaaitu, jambhada kolige golaitu. ಬಣ್ಣದ ತಗಡಿನ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ, ಕಾಸಿಗೆ ಕೊಂಡನು ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ಸರಿಗಮ ಪದನಿಸ ಊದಿದನು, ಸನಿದಪ ಮಗರಿಸ ಊದಿದನು. ತನಗೇ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಇದೆ ಎಂದು, ಬೇರಾರಿಗೂ ಅದು ಇಲ್ಲೆಂದ ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ನಡೆದನು ಬೀದಿಯಲಿ, ಜಂಭದ ಕೋಳಿಯ ರೀತಿಯಲಿ. ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಊದುತ ಕೊಳದ ಬಳಿ, ನಡೆದನು ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ಸಂಜೆಯಲಿ ಜಾರಿತು ನೀರಿಗೆ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ, ಗಂಟಲು ಕಟ್ಟಿತು ನೀರೂರಿ ಸರಿಗಮ ಊದಲು ನೋಡಿದನು, ಗ, ಗ, ಗ, ಗ ಸದ್ದನು ಮಾಡಿದನು ಬಣ್ಣವು ನೀರಿನ ಪಾಲಾಯ್ತು, ಬಣ್ಣದ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಬೋಳಾಯ್ತು ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಬಣ್ಣವು ಹಾಳಾಯ್ತು, ಜಂಭದ ಕೋಳಿಗೆ ಗೋಳಾಯ್ತು. A colourful expensive flute (or trumpet), Kasturi bought he played on it, sarigamapadanisa and sanidapamagarisa that he has this trumpet, and no other does he walked in the streets, proud and arrogant he walked by the lake, playing the trumpet the trumpet slipped from his hands and fell to the water he now tried to play on it, it made gargling sounds the colours were lost to the water, the trumpet looked bare the trumpet, now sheenless, the arrogant boy, now trumpetless
Look Again 04:09
Kaiyallidda manasu jaari, saavira chooraayitu odeda choorugalu dikkaapaalaagi biddavu odeda choorugalu kanasugalolage biddavu kanasugalaacheyinda baruvavanannu tadeyiri avanu bandodaneye manasina chooruugalu haari avanolage hokku manemaaduvavu nodi nodi avu jeevanta ಕೈಯ್ಯಲಿದ್ದ ಮನಸು ಜಾರಿ, ಸಾವಿರ ಚೂರಾಯಿತು ಒಡೆದ ಚೂರುಗಳು, ದಿಕ್ಕಾಪಾಲಾಗಿ ಬಿದ್ದವು ಕನಸುಗಳೊಳಗೆ ಒಡೆದ ಚೂರುಗಳು ಕನಸುಗಳೊಳಗೆ ಬಿದ್ದವು ಕನಸುಗಳಾಚೆಯಿಂದ ಬರುವವನನ್ನು ತಡೆಯಿರಿ ಅವನು ಬಂದೊಡನೆಯೆ ಮನಸಿನ ಚೂರುಗಳು ಹಾರಿ ಅವನೊಳಗೆ, ಹೊಕ್ಕು ಮನೆ ಮಾಡುವವು ನೋಡಿ ನೋಡಿ ಅವು ಜೀವಂತ Out of my hand slipped my mind and fell down, broke into a thousand pieces The broken pieces fell all around Far into my dreams Stop the man who is coming from far beyond my dreams Because when he comes, these broken pieces, Will fly to him and settle in him Because… look, look They are alive


Flute Boy is a harbinger of the forthcoming debut album Songs for Broken Ships by MD Pallavi and Andi Otto. The two tracks are physically exclusive to the 7“ single.

Flute Boy is a folktronica lullaby, a cute waltz with traces of dub and acid in the finish.
The B-side, Look Again, presents an almost neoclassical ballad with MD Pallavi's vocals floating expansively over a wonderful framedrum groove.

The two artists have been working as a duo since 2016, when they took hearts by storm with MD Pallavi's mesmerizing vocals for the downtempo raga Bangalore Whispers and other collaborative tracks. The worldwide attention for their music had them touring Japan and deepening their mutual musical exploration in artistic residencies in Bangalore and Hamburg, their respective hometowns.

On their new recordings, MD Pallavi contributes songwriting in her native Kannada, one of India's many languages, which have their own vocabulary and script. Andi Otto co-composed and produced the songs. The process took three years, and the results show an interwoven aesthetic vision of two artists with contrasting musical backgrounds.

MD Pallavi is a singer, actress and filmmaker from Bangalore, South India, who trained in Hindustani classical music and has been performing Indian poetry since childhood. Andi Otto is a composer, cellist and DJ from Hamburg, Germany, known for his idiosyncratic and unconventional dance music productions for labels such as Multiculti, Shika Shika and Pingipung.


released April 28, 2023

A Flute Boy
Lyrics by G P Rajarathnam, written in 1940
Drainpipe flute by Sui

B Look Again
Lyrics by MD Pallavi (translation of a poem by Joy Goswami)
Percussion by Manuel Chittka


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Releases on Multi Culti, Shika Shika and Pingipung. Plays the cello + sensor-extended bow (=Fello). Booking: &&


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