Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MassiveWhat?: with Gerhan (Akamady Records/Quirk it!)


With Guest DJ :

Gerhan (Akamady Records/Quirk It!)

And also :


Friday, 11th October 2013
9pm - End
At Cafe Mondo
Jl. Kemang raya no 71i
Jakarta Selatan

supported by:
Quirk it!
Cafe Mondo

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Brian Eno Imaginary Landscapes

A film by Duncan Ward and Gabriella Cardazzo, Imaginary Landscapes is the ideal and most direct path for gaining insight into Brian Eno's mental, musical world. The filmmakers intercut Eno interviews and conversations with atmospheric, moving landscape shots, both urban and rural. Coupling Eno's music with the visuals, Ward and Cardazzo have, in essence, realized one of Eno's own goals: to generate in listeners an imaginary landscape -- a place, specific or vague, where he wants his music to take them. The film moves viewers through mood-evoking atmospheres as if they are passengers on a quiet, smooth-running train. Eno's music serves as the perfect soundtrack for the documentary about its creator.

During the 40-minute video, Eno discusses a myriad of audio-visual-related subjects, at times positioned at the helm of his synth and using it to present examples. He makes the distinction between an instrument's sound options and its useful sound options, preferring just a few really choice sounds over an overwhelming number. He speaks of making music for imaginary film soundtracks and touches on many abstract concepts, including his desire to create music with "the Long Now and the Big Here."

Imaginary Landscapes also highlights Eno's video installations, particularly Mistaken Memories of Mediaeval Manhattan (1981), borne of his love for New York cityscapes (especially the tops of skyscrapers contrasted against the sky). In addition, Eno expresses his fascination with using water-related images ("water is constant but not solid") like rivers ("a river is always going somewhere") in his lyrics and composition titles.

As Eno's music is most often based on his own musical theories and theoretical positions, it is only natural that, above all else, Imaginary Landscapes portrays him as a thinker. Mystic Fire Video released the tape in 1989, and it's still in print. Essential for Eno fans, it is also possibly eye-opening for those familiar with him only as a producer for popular bands like Talking Heads and U2.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Shape Of Things That Hum

The Shape of Things That Hum 
is a synthesizer documentary series that first aired by Channel 4 in the UK during 2001.

The series focused on electronic instruments that helped shaped modern music, with every episode focusing on a specific instrument. The episodes were broadcast between 01.30am and 01.41am, and featured musicians talking about classic vintage synthesizers, including the DX7 that defined the sound of the 1980s.

Production company Allied Forces
Producer Jacques Peretti
First broadcast 2001
Original channel Channel 4 (UK)
Genre documentary
No. of episodes 8
Length 11 minutes (episode)


Mini Moog (15-01-2001) - Cult electronic instruments that helped to shape modern music.

Vocoder (22-01-2001) - Developed as a scrambling device in World War II, includes interviews with Orbital and Rick Wakeman.

DX7 (29-01-2001) - Synthesizer that defined the sound of the 1980s. Interviews with Vince Clarke and Nick Rhodes.

Fairlight (05-02-2001) - Computer based snthesizer offering sampling, digital recording, sequencing and editing. Includes Nick Rhodes.

Simmons (12-02-2001) - Includes producer Arthur Baker talking about making "Planet Rock".

Roland TB-303 (19-02-2001) - House innovators Coldcut and Orbital discuss the Roland 303 synthesizer.

Roland TB-808 (26-02-2001) - Includes producer Arthur Baker, plus Ray Keith talks about the importance of the bass.

Akai Sampler (05-03-2001) - Instrument that helped fuel the rave scene and the white label explosion

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington to release Darkside album

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington will release an album as Darkside on October 8th.

It'll be the duo's first album together, and follows the release of the Darkside EP on Jaar's now defunct Clown & Sunset label in 2011, as well as their full-album remix of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories earlier this year. These days Jaar has a new label venture, Other People, and it'll be that imprint that co-releases Psychic under licence from Matador. News of the album first surfaced via Jaar's Twitter account on August 21st—this was followed by a performance at New York venue 99 Attorney St. on the same day, where they played the album in full. You can listen to the first 11 minutes of Psychic via the YouTube video below:

01. Golden Arrow
02. Sitra
03. Heart
04. Paper Trails
05. The Only Shrine I've Seen
06. Freak, Go Home
07. Greek Light
08. Metatron

Other People and Matador will release Psychic on October 8th, 2013.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

VIDEO : "THE MAGNETIST" Short Documentary

THE MAGNETIST is a short documentary about Micke, also known as 'The Magnetist', whose life revolves around cassette tapes.
Most of Micke's time is spent on varius tape-related projects; he blogs about them, he makes music with them and he got a monthly tape club in his hometown Stockholm. Sometimes it's a struggle. Here we get an insight to Micke's life as a tapeologist and joins him to his tape-only club to find out the motivation behind his interest.


Usha Uthup & Bappi Lahiri - Auva Auva: Koi Yahan Nache
Oppenheimer Analysis - Radiance
Alhaji K. Frimpong - Rikia
Massinko - Arada
Pas de Deux - Cardiocleptomanie
Penny Penny - Shichangani

You can find a couple of tracks via awesometapes.com
7th of September it's the Cassette Store Day: cassettestoreday.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hit Machine With ARI (MassiveWhat?/Sound Of Wax)

Hit Machine | Saturday, August 31 
at Cafe Mondo (Kemang Raya 72i)
9pm - Done

Another Hit Machine after long holiday! Hope you all had a great time celebrating Hari Raya with your loved ones! We are back, this time with our friend, ARI (MassiveWhat?/Sound of Wax). ARI is a natural music enthusiast, regularly collecting records and spreading music both online and offline with his devoted friends in MassiveWhat posse, Isle of Seeds radio show (RIP) and now Sound of Wax blog. Having experience played alongside with great local and international names such as BAD PASSION PROJECT (UK), ARI can definitely take you to his personal dance music journey, only at our very own Cafe Mondo - Kemang. Hope to see you all there, folks!

With Special Guest "ARI" from Sound of Wax : Sound of Wax is a podcast with an online definitive for dance music community. We give both a national and an international audience acces to daily news and podcasts. Sound of Wax is run to inform about quality music across the genres.We brings you daily shows of DJ's performance. You can expect DJ sets by artist who're in town. 


ARI (Sound of Wax / Massive what) 

Free Entry
Strictly Vinyl....!
Supported by
Monkamagik   |   High Fidelity   |   Sound of Wax   |   Massive What

Thursday, July 25, 2013

D-Mob "We call it acieed"

D Mob (or D-Mob) is one of the stage names used by British house music producer Dancin' Danny D (born Daniel Kojo Poku).[1]
The 1988 UK hit "We Call It Acieed" hit #3 in the UK Singles Chart, and was one of a wave of acid house singles to enjoy success that year. The video was directed by Marek Budzynski. D Mob went on to have a further three Top Twenty singles in the UK during 1989 and 1990, which were "It is Time to Get Funky", which reached #9, "C'mon and Get My Love", which reached #15, and "Put Your Hands Together", which reached #7.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s D Mob charted five songs on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, four of which went to #1, including "We Call It Acieed", "It is Time to Get Funky", "C'mon and Get My Love" (with Cathy Dennis), and "That's the Way of the World" (also with Dennis). In the U.S. they are best known for the hit "C'mon and Get My Love", again featuring Dennis as vocalist, that crossed over to pop radio and hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990.
Aside from Dennis, Danny D has collaborated with vocalists Gary Haisman and LRS.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Wayan Sadra - Bola Telah Lama Menggelinding

Musicians :
- I Wayan Sadra
- Zulkarnain Mistortoify
- Joko S Gombloh
- Gusur Gustav
- Danis Sugiyanto
- Yuvensius Donny
- Gunarto " Gondrong "
- Rudy Sulistanto
- Peny Candra Rini

Video team :
- Erlangga adi utama
- Gustav Satrio
- Triawan Wibisono
- Fredico Jeremia
- Nugi Sasono
- Kenzo Sangganegra
- Archie Swasti

Supported by :

Rossi Musik / Universitas Pelita Harapan / 20/20 sightscenery / Sonoseni Ensemble / Sacred Bridge Foundation

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Suarasama "Timeline" Album Launching

Monday, June 3, 2013 
8:30 PM
at Rossi Building, 4th Floor
Jl.Rs. Fatmawati No.30 Jakarta 12430

The SUARASAMA group was formed sometime in the middle of 1995, led by Irwansyah Harahap and Rithaony Hutajulu. Both are teachers of Ethnomusicology Department at the faculty of Culture studies, University of North Sumatra (Universitas Sumatra Utara), Medan, Indonesia. Suarasama carries out their performances using two approaches, 1) contemporary music with a world music approach, and2) traditional North Sumatran music & dance. As the groups leading composer, Irwansyah Harahap in his works has conducted much investigation into the world’s musical concepts, and among them are the musical cultures of Africa, the Middle East, India, Pakistan’s Sufi, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, as well as Northern Sumatera (Batak and Malay). SUARASAMA has released three music albums so far,”Fajar di Atas Awan”(1998),”Rites of passage”(2002) and Lebah (2008).The Suarasama albums so far,”Fajar di Atas Awan”was named as one of The Five Best World Music Albums of 2008 by the SF Gate, USA; and also one of the Ten Best World Music Album in October 2008 by World Music Global Rythm Magazine, USA. The Album has been reviewed by more than 35 magazines, both printed andwebzine, in America and Europe,due to Suarasama’s World Music” approach that was considered “new” by several of the World’s music critics. 20133 marks the eighteenth anniversary of Suarasama, and this “Timeline” album is produced to commemorate such journey.

Pump Up the Volume Documentary

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pink Floyd album designer Storm Thorgerson dies

Mr Thorgerson famously designed the cover artwork of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon

Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69, the band's management has confirmed. A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief, fashioning a string of eye-catching creations. Most-famously he designed the prism spreading a spectrum of colour across The Dark Side Of The Moon. His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse. His family released a statement saying he died peacefully on Thursday surrounded by family and friends. "He had been ill for some time with cancer though he had made a remarkable recovery from his stroke in 2003," it said. "He is survived by his mother Vanji, his son Bill, his wife Barbie Antonis and her two children Adam and Georgia." Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist Dave Gilmour released a statement in which he said the artworks Thorgerson created for the band had been "an inseparable part of our work". He said: "We first met in our early teens. We would gather at Sheep's Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed. "He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend. I will miss him." 

'Simple idea'

A statement on the Pink Floyd.com official site said: "We are saddened by the news that long-time Pink Floyd graphic genius, friend and collaborator, Storm Thorgerson, has died.
"Our thoughts are with his family and many friends."
Thorgerson began his career with UK design group Hipgnosis, founded in the late 1960s and his distinctive style made him one of the industry's most recognisable artists.
There was the mournful-looking cow on the front of Atom Heart Mother, the burning businessman on the sleeve of Wish You Were Here, the giant pig flying over Battersea Power Station and the prism spreading a spectrum of colour across The Dark Side Of The Moon.
He told the BBC in 2009: "It's a nice but simple idea. Refracting light through a prism is a common feature in nature, as in a rainbow. I would like to claim it, but unfortunately it's not mine!"
The idea was sparked by Pink Floyd's keyboard player, the late Richard Wright, he explained.
"He said, somewhat provocatively, 'Let's not have one of your photos, we've had your photos before. Can't we have a change? A cool graphic - something smart, tidy, elegant.'"

Friday, April 5, 2013

Duck Dive - "Inner Projections" Album Launching Review

On Sunday March 24th 2013, "Inner Projections" by DUCK DIVE was launched in a quite friendly and comfy space in South Jakarta named Tryst Kemang. The album itself is released under a Jakartan record label; Space.Rec. Guests and invitations gathered around from 5 in the afternoon. And at 7 pm Duck Dive made a very fascinating performance. Supported by an interesting mixture of music and visuals that would bring the audience dive into the deepest deep. 

Several booths can be found at the venue, selling miscellaneous stuffs such as DUCK DIVE's own limited T-shirts and CDs. And not to forget, people were also dazzled by the art installation by Angga Utama which were made based on the interpretation of DUCK DIVE's songs in the album. 
- Multiversal Drift
- Room of Thoughts
- Taking Liquid Horizon
- Entrez Dans Le Royaume
- Hidro Magneticism

Thumbs up!


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Duck Dive - "Inner Projections" (Album Launching)

DUCK DIVE - "Inner Projections" (Album launching)

at Tryst's Resto & Gallery
Jl. Kemang Utara No.17 A

Sunday, 24 March 2013 - start at 5 PM

With the deep love of early electronic music, Muhamad Fahri a.k.a Gonzo chooses to take a step closer to what Terry Riley, Ash Ra Temple, Klaus Schulze, Popol Vuh and other experimental music pioneers had experienced in the 20th century; the power of handling sound machines that is capable of creating limitless possibilities of sonic experimentation. 

Very much inspired by the beauty of the underwater world, Duck Dive organize a mixture of analog keyboard synthesizers, sequencer, and effects, to create live compositions of electronic music with a full layer of melodies, rhythm, and sound, mimicking a unique meditative atmosphere given by the life of the deep, blue ocean. 

So far, Duck Dive had already released several albums and EP’s. Duck Dive had also collaborated with other musicians in various occasions.

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