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LISTEN: Gardika Gigih introduces himself in thrilling new song 'Kereta Senja'

LISTEN: Gardika Gigih introduces himself in thrilling new song 'Kereta Senja'

Chances are, you'll hear these following words coming out of my mouth when the topic prompts them: Yogyakarta has the best musicians. Of course ... Read more »
LISTEN: Post hardcore band Vague unveil new song 'Sajak Pucat Pasi'

LISTEN: Post hardcore band Vague unveil new song 'Sajak Pucat Pasi'

Post hardcore bands in Indonesia don't usually strike out as well as Vague did when they put out the album Footsteps in 2014--adorning best-of list... Read more »
LISTEN: Seven acts from Java Jazz Festival 2017 you should look out for, in a playlist

LISTEN: Seven acts from Java Jazz Festival 2017 you should look out for, in a playlist

One thing that caught my eye when I was reporting on the line-up announcement of Indonesia's Java Jazz Festival was the fact that last year's line-... Read more »
Hexis announce massive cross-province tour in Indonesia

Hexis announce massive cross-province tour in Indonesia

Hardcore band Hexis is from Denmark and that's approximately 10,000 kilometers away from Indonesia. That doesn't, however, stop them from playin... Read more »
LISTEN: Klandestin turn up the fuzz on first single

LISTEN: Klandestin turn up the fuzz on first single

Halusinasi means exactly how it's pronounced. That the stoner/doom/fuzz (anyone have any idea how to piece these together?) band from Magelang, ... Read more »
Bottlesmoker give out their music for free — now they're playing Laneway Festival

Bottlesmoker give out their music for free — now they're playing Laneway Festival

A curious item made its way to a website called Ripstore: a collection of six songs and a red button with 'MIRROR DOWNLOAD' written on it. Bottlesm... Read more »
Fonticello embraces the cello in rock music with debut EP

Fonticello embraces the cello in rock music with debut EP

Yogyakarta may or probably should boast its musicians at work today: the pianist Frau, the prog-pop Risky Summerbee and the Honeythief, the crafty ... Read more »
Jazz pianist Joey Alexander gets third Grammy nod

Jazz pianist Joey Alexander gets third Grammy nod

The nominations for next year's Grammy awards were announced yesterday and guess who unsurprisingly wiped the floor? Beyoncé! Man, all four genres?... Read more »
Senyawa announce homecoming show in Indonesia

Senyawa announce homecoming show in Indonesia

From 2010, Indonesian experimental band Senyawa's gone places and confounded foreign audiences. Wisconsin this year, Krakow this year (with Deat... Read more »
LISTEN: Electronic duo Kimokal releases new song, 'Take Control Without Controlling'

LISTEN: Electronic duo Kimokal releases new song, 'Take Control Without Controlling'

"I knew what was coming, what was going to happen, I was conflicted by the feelings that came with it. On one hand I wanted to be sad, on the other... Read more »