Volts: Fatamorgana

Blantika berkesenian Nusantara bolehlah kini bergembira.
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Blantika berkesenian Nusantara bolehlah kini bergembira. Ajang musik rock yang kebanyakan didominasi oleh laki-laki bakal dihiasi pemandangan menyejukkan dengan hadirnya Volts yang menghadirkan sosok perempuan cantik sadar busana—serta berkemampuan lumayan dalam bersenandung—sebagai aparatur departemen vokal.

Mengandaikan kelompoknya bagai volt alias satuan tegangan listrik, Volts merupakan trio beranggotakan Lani (biduanita), Onesh (gitar) dan Vetto (bas). Berdiri pada Maret 2012, grup asal Jakarta ini baru saja menerbitkan single bertajuk “Fatamorgana”, sebuah lagu bertema asmara tak sampai, pupusnya harapan, kekecewaan pada janji kosong. Selain tiga personel yang disebut sebelumnya, Kevin Aprilio memiliki peran signifikan atas eksistensi Volts. Kevin yang juga pendiri Vierra bertindak sebagai produser serta merilis tembang ini lewat labelnya, Aprilio Kingdom.

Perbedaan karakter, selera, pula referensi dalam bermusik dari masing-masing anggota band justru berujung pada final yang cukup menarik. Simak saja padu padan “Fatamorgana” yang beraroma rock alternatif, relatif pekat distorsi gitar, cabikan bas dengan sound vintage, gebukan drum nan energetik, namun di saat bersamaan tetap ramah dikonsumsi kuping.

Nantikan kedatangan dua single berikutnya yang rencananya akan dipublikasikan segera dalam waktu dekat serta berlanjut dengan album penuhnya pada pertengahan tahun depan. Ikuti terus perkembangannya melalui Twitter via akun @VOLTS_band serta Facebook page: VOLTS.band.

English Version

Here comes Volts, a new pop rock group from Jakarta. Founded in March 2012, this trio has just released their first single called “Fatamorgana” (Mirage). Causing quite a stir, it’s being played quite frequently on national radio and they are regulary invited to join various TV shows.

Fronted by a gutsy young Australian woman (who speaks fluent Indonesian), Lani Leyli, they are supported by a similarly young, but very respectable figure in the local music industry, Kevin Aprilio, who is the producer and released “Fatamorgana” under his label: Aprilio Kingdom.

They plan to release another two singles shortly, and a full-length album next year. Stay connected with Volts by following them on Twitter @VOLTS_Indonesia and join their Facebook page: VOLTS.band

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*This article was firstly published on The Beat (Jakarta) #72, Oct 01-14, 2012

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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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