3:09 pm April 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
There is an irony in the fact that “Jalanan,” director Daniel Ziv’s thoughtful documentary on street buskers, is showing exclusively in Plaza Senayan, Grand Indonesia and Blok M Square.
2:10 pm April 13, 2014 | No Comment
“Fajar Di Atas Awan” makes it easy to hear why Drag City and now Space Records, labels not unknown for discerning tastes, felt the need to spread the music. A very apt description on the Drag City website is spot on when it describes Suarasama as building their sound on “Indonesian musical tradition, already an amalgam of styles, and add African, South American and Indian jam-a-sutras into the mix.”
1:42 pm April 11, 2014 | No Comment
There is no exaggeration in stating that Deafheaven is the most popular act the black metal genre has ever produced — and that is saying something, considering the sheer anti-commercialism of the genre’s original purveyors.
8:31 pm April 6, 2014 | No Comment
As one of Indonesia’s biggest bands, it only makes sense for Gigi to indulge in extravagant creative exercises. Its latest musical endeavor sees the 20-year-old band going into the famed Abbey Road studios in England to record its latest album, the aptly if somewhat prosaically titled “Live at Abbey.”
7:41 pm April 3, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta-based Deadsquad returns with a second record that furthers their brand of high-tech Death Metal. Even more brutal and complex in both songwriting and execution, “Profanatik” rages with a musicianship that endlessly pummels. For better or worse, it truly is a record that works best in evoking a sense of awe rather than any particular emotion from its listeners.
5:57 pm April 1, 2014 | No Comment
Not too many Indonesia bands can claim a legacy significant enough to warrant an anthology album. Certainly not a band that has only been making music for five years.
12:44 pm March 30, 2014 | No Comment
One of the most prolific American performers and songwriters over the past few decades, Lionel Richie and his ballads have regularly topped the music charts, both as a solo artist and as part of the group the Commodores.