DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb's Chosen Nine is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it's an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia's public figures are really into. For the 38th edition I went upclose-and-personal with Angga Sasongko.
Ketika garage rock bertempo lebih cepat dan berdurasi lebih pendek alias protopunk---cikal bakal punk rock---mulai menggeliat di CBGB, New York, pada pertengahan 70an lewat aksi Ramones, Patti Smith, Dead Boys, Mink DeVille, Blondie, Television, dsb; Indonesia masih belum terlalu terimbas dampaknya. Kebanyakan metropolitan di Nusantara justru sedang keranjingan hard rock; salah satunya gara-gara kedatangan Deep Purple ke Jakarta. Baru saat album Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks yang sejatinya terbit pada 1977 namun baru beredar di negeri ini di awal 80an berpindah dari satu tangan anak muda ke anak muda lainnya, virus punk rock lambat lagi keramat mulai menginfeksi.
Homegrown & Well Known is my biweekly column in The Beat (Bali) mag. Basically it's an interview via e-mail with Bali's local big shots. For the eleventh edition I went upclose-and-personal with Robin Lim.
• Versi Bahasa Indonesia silakan klik di sini Dialog Dini Hari, the most respectable introspective folk group in Bali---have lately become relatively well known across metropolitan Indonesia---have just released their brand new album, Lengkung Langit, a few weeks ago. Consisting of four songs, the record is in vinyl format and limited: only 200 pieces have been pressed. Recorded in Antida Studio, Bali, this album is their third composition. Their debut album, Beranda Taman Hati, was distributed to the public in 2008 and received warm responses. The second one, Album #2, released in 2010, has made their reputation as the ballad masters, even stronger. Now with this latest recording, the trio (Dadang, Zio and Deny) invited a few brilliant musicians to participate as well, including Kartika Jahja (vocal), Riza Arshad (accordion), Angelo Berardi (violin), and Windu Estianto (piano). Keep yourself updated regarding this album and more by visiting www.dialogdinihari.com or following them on Twitter at @dialogdinihari.
Homegrown & Well Known is my biweekly column in The Beat (Bali) mag. Basically it's an interview via e-mail with Bali's local big shots. For the tenth edition I went upclose-and-personal with Odeck Ariawan.