Nitish Kulkarni’s debut album is called Synesthetic, and it is now out on CD and digital formats.
We scored the album 98/100 and wrote:
It had to happen at some point. Sooner or later an artist would appear that had the potential to become a New Age music superstar, much like Mike Oldfield in 1973 or Enya in 1988. 20 year old Nitish Kulkarni‘s debut album Synesthetic shows exceptional talent. Yet it is not a perfect album, and it is not a new Tubular Bells or Watermark. But it is without a doubt the most promising debut album in the New Age music genre since year 2000. The artists of 1970s and 80s can safely retire, knowing that the future of music is in the best of hands…
New Age music has never been a young man’s genre. This is not pop or rock where an artist of 28 is considered old and most likely will not produce anything interesting. The genre has since its beginning been dominated by artists in their 40s and 50s. This is one of the reasons – though not the primary reason – why Nitish Kulkarni is an interesting artist.