Today, the “brothers” have a unique amalgamation of musicianship as a result of sharing their creativity, working space, and ideas for about a year. “I had found a certain musical depth in the songs that Kali dai had composed for Manjari, which is why I was more than exited to work with him on Shree Paach Ambare and Resham Filili,” says Uprety, who also claims to have learnt a lot from Baskota regarding the dos and don’ts of the mainstream music scene.
Apart from music, Baskota has a day job at Tilganga Hospital as a robotics engineer.
Almoda, besides working at recording studios, also drops by Kasthamandap School to give the students choir and vocal lessons. “For us, spontaneity is the key as we don’t set boundaries in the initial phases,” says Baskota.
However, Baskota’s first break composing music and songs for the local movie industry took place when director Ganesh Dev Pandey—previously a Mumbai-based Indian TV serial director—approached him for a project titled Malati Ko Bhatti.
The next that followed from Pandey, and included Baskota, was Manjari.
“Others in my repertoire include Visa Girl, Mukhauta, Shree Paach Ambare, and, of course, Resham Filili! After being involved with Kripa Unplugged as an in-house musician, Almoda Uprety has his workstation at the same floor where Kripa’s head office and recording studio is located.
He is an Ethnomusicology graduate from Kathmandu University’s faculty of music and, besides solo projects, has played in bands such as 7th Gravity, a progressive rock outfit, and the acclaimed black metal act, Cruentus.
One of Uprety’s most recent projects was arranging music for Ke Yo Maya Ho (sung by Hercules Basnet), which appeared in the teen drama, Jerryy.
The video for the song has garnered a fair number of views on You Tube so far.The ideas of these two composers clicked almost instantly after they met.Within a few sessions experimenting with their music at Baskota’s studio in Bagbazar, they decided to work together as a team.This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.