Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: PRIMA YUDHISTIRA

Edition: December 30, 2009

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: PRIMA YUDHISTIRA
Born to Lose: Erase/Replace

:: Playlist, notes, and (most) photos, handpicked and written by Prima Himself ::

…I wish I had more time to choose the songs in the list but even if I did,
I will still need more time for the songs to be aired.
2 hours is not enough, and I realize thats the fun of it 🙂

Enjoy my rush hour; I think it defines me and my music well.

Playlist taken from the selfburned cd’s in my car,
these are the sound that i’ve heard and makes my day.
Easy to listen, hard to forget…

Blitzkrieg 3-Chords Gabba Gabba Hey

Semua bermula di klub CBGB, New York, tanah Paman Sam alias Amrik. Saat itu, sekitar 1974, band sebangsa Ramones, Talking Heads, Television serta penulis puisi merangkap penyanyi bernama Patti Smith, telah ofensif menggugah pemerhati musik Rock dengan konsep bermusik “marah, murah, meriah”nya (komplet dengan lirik bersahaja namun jujur bin “nendang”). Jaman itu, formula minimalis sedemikian rupa bukan hal lazim.

Moshpit Mavericks

Artikel yang saya tulis dan mengulas tentang album kompilasi MOSHPIT MAVERICKS ~ Celebrating 1 Year+ A Rock Society ini sejatinya adalah artikel lawas, dirilis pertama kali di sebuah September 2007. Tulisan ini saya pikir penting untuk ditayangkan kembali 3 tahun setelahnya, sebab dari sini bisa pula disimak progresi skena musik—tepatnya musik Rock—Bali. A Rock Society sendiri merupakan program pertunjukan musik hidup bulanan bertempat di The Wave yang konsepnya dibikin serta dieksekusi oleh Windu dengan The Blado (permufakatan kerja seni—meliputi event organizer, label rekaman independen, dsb—antara Igo dan saya) serta disponsori oleh A Mild Live Production.

Wednesday Nite! Inspirations/Mutations!

Upcoming Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: S. GAMBOA a.k.a. STEVIE G.
Inspirations/Mutations

:: Playlist, notes, & photos, handpicked & written by Stevie Himself ::

This selection of tracks is a synoptic reflection of the music and bands that greatly influenced me as a youth playing in punk bands in Washington, DC from 1988 – 2000.

Growing up in ‘The Chocolate City,’ a southern town with an incredible musical legacy the likes of Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Go-Go and D.C. Hardcore, I was very fortunate to have been exposed to a diverse range of music from my peers in the D.C. scene where I was brought up with the understanding that being a punk rocker meant not only that you listened to punk rock, but were also open to listening to all underground music regardless of genre, an ideology that I still maintain today as an active DJ. While it’s impossible to list most of the songs that influenced me during this period that was the most formative phase of my life, this playlist gives you a brief but personal idea of the groups and individuals that impacted my musical direction, manifested my politics, determined my style and made it on the tour van mix tapes.

Hope you can dig on it…

The Flowers Kembali Datang, Berdendang & Menang

Adalah kisah jamak ketika sebuah grup musik—dalam konteks ini musik cadas—yang dulu pernah besar, sempat mencicipi segepok fame & fortune, kangen untuk kembali tampil di depan publik seraya berharap semoga ketenaran dan kesejahteraan bermurah hati menghampiri kembali. Namun dalam prakteknya, sebagian penggemar di masa lalu sudah beranjak uzur serta lebih memilih menjalani hidup “normal”, menjauh dari segala gemah ripah Rock-n-Roll. Sementara generasi yang lebih muda justru gersang rasa kedekatan dengan band baheula tersebut. Adalah kisah jamak pula ketika pada akhirnya mimpi menggapai bintang untuk kali kedua berakhir menjadi sekadar ilusi.

Tomorrow Nite! If That Is What Is Being Thought, Liberated Sound Talks The Depth Of “Musical” World!

Upcoming Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: RYAN KOESUMA
If That Is What Is Being Thought, Liberated Sound Talks The Depth Of “Musical” World

:: Playlist & notes, handpicked & written by Ryan Himself ::

When my good rock guru Rudolf Dethu, made a follow up program of his Rock chronicles “Clash Pistol”, and started to invite some of the notorious mavericks (or charlatans if you like) in the local music industry to guest-edit the program “The Block Rockin’ Beats : Rock-n-Roll Exhibition”, I said to myself, “Hey, I could do this too!”. But then I realized that I came from a totally different generation (the so-called Generation Y) from most of the guys (the so-called Generation X). I had never heard most of the stuff they came up with. Continuing the habits of exposing and preaching the romanticized names on rock history (most of them you’d probably haven’t heard also, if your were my age) would be very [lebay].

So when the opportunity came, instead of pretending and boasting my knowledge down on the Rock Memory Lane, I decided to narrow the lists to my personal, naive musical preferences. Some of you may judge this as banal guilty pleasures, but hey, I come from where everything is available in an instant, and these are what I had actually listened to. I could make a couple more playlists and this is just the first of (hopefully) many.

Naif Menyongsong Planet Cinta

Total bicara soal cinta, demikian ungkap Naif mengenai albumnya yang akan datang. Planet Cinta, seolah berusaha menegaskan, disepakati dipakai sebagai judul.

Besutan ke-9 yang rencananya dirilis Februari lalu, rupanya sedikit mengalami perubahan jadwal. Hingga berita ini diturunkan, kabarnya David, Jarwo, Emil & Pepeng, masih berkutat di proses mixing.

Disebutkan pula bahwa jika semua berjalan lancar akan ada 10 lagu menghiasinya. Dan yang agak berbeda dari yang sudah-sudah, seperti disebutkan di atas, temanya melulu soal asmara. Sementara ramuan retro 80an khas Naif tetap jadi resep unggulan.

Q: Are They Not Manimals? A: They Are Sajama Cut!

Dari sedemikian padat populasi penggiat Indie, yang berhak mendapat atensi gigantik, menurut saya, cuma sejumput. Satu di antara yang sedikit itu adalah Sajama Cut. Selain menonjolkan karakter lirik non-konvensional dan bernuansa abstrak—via Bahasa Inggris yang sempurna—pula menggunakan pendekatan musikal berbeda: Indie Rock nan dinamis, terus berevolusi, tanpa limitasi, kerap memasukkan unsur-unsur musik baru, suatu masa bernafas Country & Folk, suatu saat bernuansa Chamber Pop, suatu ketika ada warna Electronica.

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