Domestic Groove: OPPIE ANDARESTA

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb's Chosen Seven is my new 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 very first edition I went upclose-and-personal with Oppie Andaresta.
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OPPIE ANDARESTA
Singer, Songwriter, Mother

What music are you into at the moment?
Pop ballad such as Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, also dance punk (The Ting Tings), pop rock.

What was the first record you bought—any interesting story about it?
Symphony’s (Fariz RM) Trapesium. I was in junior high. I’m a Big fan of Fariz RM (till now). Bought it from my friend’s sister.

What are your all-time favorite albums? Why?
Joni Mitchell’s Turbulent Indigo
Listening this album feels like having a nice conversation with Mitchell. The music is incredibly deep on many layers. Calm vocal from her soul makes me sure that being a musician is the best profession in the world

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Wild! Brickell proved that you don’t have to have perfect pitch/tune to be a singer. The most important thing is singing from your heart!


The Black Crowes’ The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
This album brings me back to a lot of Potlot memories

Ben Harper’s Welcome to the Cruel World
Must have in the car!!!

Slank’s Generasi Biru
Great music from 5 brilliant musicians. 15 years after, still rocks! (Check out the backing vocals on Generasi Biru!!!!!! Ha ha aha)

What was the worst record you ever purchased?
Eeeek…

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
Jack Johnson’s wife (?)

What album do you choose to start your weekend?
Michael Franti and Spearhead.

And album you choose to end your weekend?
Bob Marley. Cooking for dinner, have a glass of red wine, and listening uncle Bob’s stuffs, perfect to end my weekend!

Oppie Andaresta & Michael Franti
Oppie Andaresta & Michael Franti

Oppie is now in the mixing process of her 7th album, with a tentative release date of September 2010 (after Idul Fitri).. Meanwhile since April 2009 she’s been working as the ambassador for Peduli Perempuan and released a limited edition album Tentang Perempuan in which all the songs are about women’s issues.

SEE ALSO
Temple of Everlasting Light
Domestic Groove: ARIO BAYU
Domestic Groove: SANDHY SONDORO

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For the magazine version please click here and go to page 051

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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