Domestic Groove: RISA SARASWATI

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 15th edition I went upclose-and-personal with Risa Saraswati.
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Photo: Ricky Arnold

Risa Saraswati
Singer, Songwriter

What music are you into at the moment?
Never for Ever by Kate Bush

What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it?
Oo..lea…leo…!!! by Padhyangan Project, because when I was nine years old the album and the artist was so hyped, one of the most favourite local artist back then.

What is your all-time favorite album? Why?
Gling-Gló by Björk, because I like all the strange sound in it. The Icelandic language and accent is so attractive and interesting for me.

What was the worst record you ever purchased?
Before I purchase any album, I always do a little research, read the reviews and listen for the single carefully, so I never end up buying bad records, I guess… hahaha…

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
Hmmmm… Kate Bush hahaha…

What song do you choose to start your weekend?
“Swim” by Oh No Ono

And song you choose to end your weekend?
“Local God” by Everclear.

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Photo: Ricky Arnold

After re-releasing her first solo album in March, Risa Saraswati performed her first solo concert a few days ago. Currently she’s busy promoting her new album in D.I.Y. style: via Twitter.

SEE ALSO
Domestic Groove: SARA WIJAYANTO
Domestic Groove: MELANIE SUBONO
Domestic Groove: KIKAN NAMARA

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This interview was firstly published on The Beat (Jakarta) #38, April 2011<

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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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