Domestic Groove: MARCEL THEE

There’s a couple of local bands I’ve really been enjoying, such as Jirapah, Vague, and Polka Wars.

Roman Catholic Skulls

Roman Catholic Skulls adalah proyek musik dari Marcel Thee (Sajama Cut, The Knife Club, Ghost Kingdom) dan Danif Pradana (Sabedarah, Kalimayat, Udanwatu, Khuruksetra).

Dengan senang hati duo asal Jakarta ini membagikan gratis album perdana mereka, Weathered, di sini.

Melepaskan Progresi Mental Secara Digital dan Gratis

Gejala-gejala sosial di Indonesia selalu menjadi alasan sebagian besar bangsanya untuk bersikap apatis terhadap lingkungan sekitar karena terkadang membuat masyarakat terbelit dan terpojok dengan kebijakan-kebijakan aneh yang lahir di tengah-tengah mereka. Sementara itu polisi-polisi moral menjadi arogan dan self pretentious dengan alibi-alibinya agar bisa terlihat peduli dan bekerja atas nama negara Indonesia dan kepentingan institusi atau organisasinya.

Sajama Cut mungkin salah satu di antara jutaan orang dan ribuan band di Indonesia yang melihat fenomena ini dan mengkritik lewat double single “Twice (Rung the Ladder)” / “Poral Molice” yang dirilis serentak secara digital melalui beberapa situs online yang salah satunya adalah rudolfdethu.com di hari Kamis, 24 Februari 2011.

Five Men, Pop-Manoeuvres & Manimal

For Indonesian version please click here

After their last phenomenal album in 2005, The Osaka Journals, which was chosen as one out five greatest album of the decade by the Jakarta Post, Sajama Cut are back in full effect. A few weeks ago they released their third and latest work: Manimal.

This album contains 8 songs and nothing has changed: Sajama Cut are still genre-free band. They, Marcel Thee (vocal, guitar), Dion Panlima Reza (guitar), Andre Humala (keyboard, synth, percussion), Randy Apriza Akbar (bass), Hans Citra Patria (keyboard, percussion), and Banu Satrio (drum); are as excited as ever before about having a wild adventure with Folk, Rock, Ambient, Sunshine & Baroque Pop—you name it, it’s there. And at the same time retaining consistency with their absurd English lyrics.

Manimal—the name came from an action-adventure 80s tv series—was recorded in their own studio, Movement. And during a whole year process the whole crew isolated themselves from the public, minimizing any distractions for a great record.

Stay connected with Marcel Thee and co. by visiting www.sajamacut.com

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: MARCEL THEE

Edition: May 19, 2010; 8-10 PM

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: MARCEL THEE
It’s Fascist-lite, I Know, But Yeah…

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

These are songs I grew up and down with. Songs I took my first and last hit with. Songs I played various livid games to. Some of them are current, most are old, but all are part of my 29-odd years in the world.
Tentu aja ada terlalu banyak yang juga dapat merepresentasikan hidup gue dengan sempurna sampai sekarang; tapi gue memilih spesifik lagu-lagu ini karena kontrasnya mereka yang mencerminkan kontrasnya public persona gue dan band gue sehubungan dengan pertanyaan: “Kok Sajama Cut berubah-rubah terus sih musiknya?”
Don’t limit your love, that’s what I say.

Lastly, I hope this song will let people know how to approach your love for music to as opposed to listening to what the white jeans-ed guy next to them – or SPIN (Yuhhccc) or maximumrocknroll or RS or whatever is telling them to. It’s fascist-lite, I know, but yeah…

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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