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Soundtrack to the end of world. Apocalypse is coming, darling.

ANNA CALVI: ALPHA

Totally fell in love with the British goth-rock guitar virtuoso: Anna Calvi. She’s been noted also for her powerful, wide-ranging operatic contralto voice and sometimes androgynous stage appearance. Her accolades include three Mercury prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.

POHON TUA CREATORIUM: REGENERASI MAKSIMUM

Keberadaan Dadang Pranoto menjadi kian penting di skena Bali khususnya serta Nusantara umumnya pada hari ini. Manuvernya membangun label rekaman Pohon Tua Creatorium terbukti telah sangat membantu mendongkrak harkat musik Bali di kancah nasional. Padahal labelnya belum lama berdiri. Dua entitas yang ia bina misalnya, Nosstress dan Made Mawut, melambung gila ketenarannya sejak dibidaninya.

BERTRAND BELIN: LENTEMENT

Been listening to this dreamy chanson, “Lentement”, by Bertrand Belin feat. Barbara Carlotti non-stop since yesterday yet took a serious peek at Bertrand Belin’s discography. I really love his voice—I’m easily hooked on deep, velvet fog, golden gravel, baritone male singers. I find his musical approach is cool, too: slow paced and elegant songs structure. I like his city slick look as well.

JAMES X DANKIE: MIRACLES ARE REAL

James first met Dankie in Sydney in 2013. James was still a teenager. He showed Dankie his demo. Seven years later, 2020, they met again, in Denpasar. This time Dankie shows James rock-n-roll survival manual.

PETER WOLF: 74 YEARS HOWLING

Peter Wolf turned 74 today. He was pretty popular here in Indonesia back in the early 80s via “Centerfold”, “Freeze-Frame” and “Love Stinks” with the band he fronted, the J. Geils Band.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT

Enjoy a gorgeously mopey and beautifully miserable Sunday morning song, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”—originally sung by The Smiths.

THE SMITHS 36TH ANNIVERSARY

Today, 36 years ago, the eponymous debut studio album the Smiths was released by Rough Trade Records.

Produced by John Porter the album was well received by critics and listeners. It established the Smiths as a prominent band in the 1980s music scene in the UK.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside 42 years ago today; which contained her UK number one hit, “Wuthering Heights”.

ALDOUS HARDING: ART POP ENIGMA

Aldous Harding is an enigma; she’s an elusive but captivating presence who can invoke both a nervous giggle and a slack-jawed tear via her careful pairing of abstract lyrics and subtle hooks.

THE WHOLE OF THE MOON

“One of the finest songs I’ve ever heard,” said The Killers’ Brandon Flowers about “The Whole of the Moon” at TRNSMT Festival 2018.

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