The musical journey of churning out 400 lyrics is certainly a long one. Lyricist Arun Tiwari has marked his long journey with milestones, the latest milestone being Parkhal in the form of seventh album that he released a month ago.
An assortment of soft and deep emotions can be found in his four lyrics. Tiwari’s lyrics in Parkhal symbolize the inward limits of emotions which often remain buried inside.
The curtain raiser song Timee Le Aafnu Maan Ma Parkhal Lagayau (4:19 mins) has plethora of emotions blended with questions and speculations about love.
The words have been beautifully woven and Shiva Pariyar’s voice has made the song a mellifluous one. The meaning of wall conveyed by the lyricist can be felt in this song.
The music by Bikram Thapa. Pariyar sounds a perfect match for the song.
The second number Chinta Ma (4:52 mins) is sung by Manila Sotang. The song is based on darker feelings.
The use of words like funeral pyre reflect lyricist’s gloomy mood. Nirwan Yonjan has used good mix of instruments. It takes the listeners to the far-flung world of solitude by means of the current of the words.
Sotang’s mellow voice has given a perfect rendition of the words. The alap used by Sotang’s other half Uday at the end adds deeper meaning to the song.
The third one Sajal (5:02 mins) by Manoj Raj is all about the departure from love and the suffering afterwards. To some, it might feel the writer has poured his personal sorrows in his words.
In contrast to the lavish opening of Pariyar’s song this one might not get much attention. Arjun Nepali’s music composition too sounds once is enough.
The young gun of the Nepali music Rajina Rimal has rightly dished out her melodies in Tiwari’s curtain raiser song. Her soft voice and Thapa’s musical composition have sparked a light work.
"Koi Sapna Dekhera Darauchan, Koi Sapna Na Bhayera Darauchan" has so much to say. Writer’s philosophy of dream has been churned out with his in-depth emotions.
"Chitiz Ma Dubne Tyo Rato Gham, Feri Din Ma Polne Tyo Tato Gham, Dubai Lai Eutai Nazar Le Herera, Timi Khandar Haru Ma Tysai Karayau" takes listeners to the inner core of the heart.
Among all the singers, the lyrics have blended well with Pariyar’s voice that rings with classical and sufi touch.
The versatile singer Uday Sotang has lent his voice to Chinta Ma Jaali Rahe like his better half Manila.
This time Uday’s voice has again carved a niche in Nepali music. His tranquil voice takes the listeners on the memory lane.
The writer wants emancipation from the pangs he has been suffering from for decades. The escape, however, is not so easy.
The last but not the least number is Malai Dosh (4:43 mins) by Sangita Pradhan (Rana). The song starts with some alaps. Malai Dosh paints a picture of retaliation and chronicles the insanity of the writer’s protagonist. Nirvan Yonjan’s music has mixed well with the lyrics and voice.
Overall, the six songs sung by various popular singers have delivered a quality album. The album cover also looks attractive.
The lyricist’s fruit of labour is ripe one. Tiwari has dished out flashes of philosophies, sea of emotions, satire and suggestions in his four songs.