Experimental metal band Sunn O)))'s guitarist Stephen O'Malley is a digger, alright.
He just returned from a two-week musical research trip to Central Java and Bali, Indonesia with his colleagues. Among the areas he visited: temple ceremonies, ritual performances, dance pieces and field recordings.
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Besides, you know, loving music, he's also into traditional music and spirituality: he's actually been a longtime fan of gamelan music, some of which he's already collected.
One of the reasons he flew to Jogjakarta was also to meet the multi-custom-instrumentalist Wukir Suryadi. Stephen hosted a show in Red Bull Radio called Acid Quarry Paris where he broke down some of the wonders he found in the country.
Listen to the show below: