Vinyl Triple LP £26.99 NA5065LP
3LP on Now-Again, packaged in a 6-panel triple gatefold jacket with a 16-page full colour booklet.
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CD £10.49 NA5065
Compilation CD on Now Again.
8/10 Evan 12th September 2013
I don't know how they do it but Now-Again records just finds THE BEST stuff! The best music from Africa, Iran, Turkey and now Indonesia, they find it all, but only if it's good. Hidden by political censorship, the 70s music scene in Indonesian was bubbling with funky psychedelic goodness and this selection really shows how awesome it was.
One of the opening tracks, 'Anti Gandja', is a fuzz ridden ride with some epic drumming and crazy, Bo Ningen style echoing wailing vocals, it's compelling stuff. 'Bad News' is a funk number clearly influenced by James Brown and his punchy vocals and trumpets. 'Shake Me' is also clearly influenced by Brown and has electric vocals. Another cracker is 'Didunia Yang Lain'. It seems to have that Indian spiritual feel, with beautiful shimering guitar and amazing bongo playing sung over in a call to prayer fashion. It is similar to 'Paebiru' by Lula Cortes in its spiritual, outter body nature. 'Haai' is similarly psychedelic with soft, echoing vocal and tambourine intervals interrupted by rocking guitar. 'Saman Doye' is a fun party piece with a funky feel and some great percussion.
There is so much here to discover and with the record's additional booklet full of pictures and history, delving into this hidden part of Indonesian history truly is a joy.
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