Sketches of Darjeeling

In the beginning of 2013, a song spread across the Internet like wildfire. Not surprisingly, it was titled ‘Wildfire/Dadhelo’.

The response from the listeners and the rate at which the song ended up on everyone's playlist laid the foundation for "Sketches of Darjeeling" which was released in 2014. The response from the listeners and the rate at which the song ended up on everyone's playlist laid the foundation for "Sketches of Darjeeling".

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 the pahari (mountain) heart and transporting the listener to the land where the songs were born.The album picked up the 'Best Pop/Rock Album of the Year' award at the Hero HITS 91.2 FM Awards.

Song Listing
01. Mountain High
02. Wildfire (Dadhelo)
03. Asaar
04. Deorali Darah
05. Ram Sailee (Ode to my Father)
06. Rail Garee

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Album Credits
01) Mountain High
Vocals/Guitar: Bipul Chettri
Bass: Rahul Rai
Drums/Percussion: Upendra Raj Baraily
Keyboard: Anindo Bose
Shehnai: Lokesh Anand
 
02) Wildfire (Dadhelo)
Vocals/Guitar: Bipul Chettri
Bass: Anindo Bose
Drums/Percussion: Upendra Raj Baraily
 
03) Asaar
Vocals/Guitar: Bipul Chettri
Bass: Rahul Rai
Drums/Percussion: Upendra Raj Baraily
Keyboard: Anindo Bose
Trumpet: Toni Quadros
 
04) Deorali Darah
Vocals/Guitar: Bipul Chettri
Bass: Rahul Rai
Drums/Percussion: Reuben Narain
Keyboard: Anindo Bose
Sarangi: Suhail Yusuf Khan
 
05) Ram Sailee *Ode to my Father
Vocals/Guitar: Bipul Chettri
 
06) Rail Garee
Vocals/Guitar: Bipul Chettri
Bass: Rahul Rai
Drums/Percussion: Reuben Narain
Keyboard: Anindo Bose
 
All songs written, composed, arranged and produced by Bipul Chettri except:
*Ram Sailee, composed by Late Nirendra Mohan Chettri.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Anindo Bose at Plug n’ Play Studios, New Delhi.
Album art by Manohar Rai.
Photography and Album Design Concept by Sonam Tashi.