DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Seven 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, musically speaking.
For the seventh edition I went upclose-and-personal with Henry Foundation.
Singer, Visual Artist
What music are you into at the moment?
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (self titled) and all albums of The Raveonettes.
What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it?
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s Rock The House in 1987.
When I was in primary school, hip hop/rap music was a new thing, very attractive and hypnotizing. I had no idea how they could do that until I saw DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince video on TV and immediately bought their tape at Aquarius Mahakam.
What are your all-time favorite albums? Why?
The Cure (all albums) and Depeche Mode (all albums). They’re all my major influences in music, great old bands that still exist now.
What was the worst record you ever purchased?
Death SS ….In Death of Steve Sylvester.
Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
A chef or someone doing exactly what Anthony Bourdain does.
What song do you choose to start your weekend?
The Drums “Let’s Go Surfing (The Raveonettes Remix)”.
And song you choose to end your weekend?
M83 “We Own The Sky”.
In an artistic context, Henry is currently busy with three things: Working on Goodnight Electric’s new material, forming a side project band called Vague Under Lightning Tiger, and preparing his 3rd solo exhibition (painting, mixed media, and object). He’s also started to follow his passion for food by founding his own kopi luwak company called I’m Luwak and Proud.
*This interview was originally published on The Beat (Jakarta) #27, Nov/Dec 2010