Just like the title of the song, it spread like wildfire amongst both Nepali and non-Nepali music listeners across the world. He followed it up with the monsoon inspired ‘Asaar’ and the mighty ‘Mountain High’. He wasn’t a one-song wonder and people started to take him and his music very seriously. In the course of one year, he released his debut offering ‘Sketches of Darjeeling’ which became a template for contemporary Nepali music and drastically changed its trajectory then.
Recorded between 2013-14, the album is a collection of songs inspired by life around the hills of Darjeeling, a small town that sits on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. Harmonically blending Nepali folk music with contemporary western musical elements, the songs have the rare quality of touching hearts and transporting the listener to the land where the songs were born.
Wild Yak Records continues its journey from the heart of the valley , with Narayan Gopal, to young songs of the hills that echoed globally. We proudly present- Bipul Chettri’s groundbreaking debut album Sketches of Darjeeling for the first time on vinyl with lyrics, and liner notes by Nima D.T. Namchu. An E.U. press, this must-have collector’s edition is limited to 500 only. Taking into consideration the nature of the records, this is pressed for 45 rpm (versus the common 33 ½ rpm) to enhance the warmth of vinyl.
You can pre-order your copy here. PRE-ORDER
The record will begin shipping in the US, UK and Australia by late November.
For buyers from India and Nepal, please leave us an email and we will keep you in priority list till we figure out an inexpensive way to ship the records there.