Archive for April, 2011

Kiriman Amazon Tercepat

April 29, 2011

JRENG!

Tanpa diduga, ternyata paket pre-order Pendragon “Passion” sudah sampai di meja redaksi hari ini (29 Apr 2011). Ini benar2 di luar dugaan karena biasanya antara 4-6 minggu baru sampai. Menurut tanggal resminya album ini rilis 19 Apr 2011; berarti hanya 10 hari pengiriman. Thanks Amazon!

Kemasan luar selalu aman buat pengiriman sehingga tak pernah jewel case nya pecah.

Kemasan dalam berisi 2 CD juga diikat rapi dengan plastik kuat, sehingga tidak bergeser yang bisa membuat baret jewel case.

Selain Pendragon juga ada Beardfish "Mammoth" (2011). Wah keren dah!

Pendragon “Passion” saat ini sedang disetel, belum bisa komentar. Tapi kok opening track nya aneh; seperti bukan Pendragon. Tapi untungnya terus ciri Pendragon keluar di track2 berikutnya. Sekarang sampe “Feeding Frenzy”.

Wah malam ini begadang nih …padahal besok pagi udah musti ke Bandung ….

Salam,

G

Imanissimo “Z’s Diary”

April 26, 2011

JRENG!

Karena komentar mas Hippienov di tret sebelumnya, maka kita tampilkan another Indonesian progrock band….
Imanissimo Z's Diary album cover

Studio Album, released in 2004

Search IMANISSIMO Z’s Diary tabs

Line-up / Musicians- Iman Ismar / bass guitar, tehyan & percussion
- Ponco Satrio / acoustic, electric guitar & tambourine
- Charlie Hidayat* / keyboard
- M.M.M. Putra Prayoga / drums & percussion

Guest Musicians:
- FR. Ronald Poetiray / keyboard & spacey
- Henkky Bae, Harry Pattirajawane & Michael “Pendulum” / percussion (appears courtesy of Chico & Ira Production)
- Yuyun / lead vocal
- Naomi, Rully & Yuyun / choir
- John Navid / tabla
- Donald Tobing / trumpet
- Andy J, Welly, Makmur “Pele” Yuniarto, Dira & Ratna Ully / vocal on “Anomaly of the ocean” 
- Andy Julias / *Sea shore
- Pandoyo Adi Nugroho / narrated & narrator
- Madia Patra Ismar R. / narration translated by

Releases informationPRS Records, Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia

 Review by Hippienov:

Intermezzo-part 2:
Mlm comrades :-D mumpung istri ud tdr duluan,ak bebas update blog asuhan mas G without any “disturbance” (kyk lagunya the move ya,he2)

Sekedar sekilas info aja,mgkn kl mas Kris cr discus tot licht bs skalian cr album “Z’s Diary” dr Imanissimo.
Mrk group prog lokal jg,kebetulan ak pny kasetnya (yg ud lm gak disentuh,tp gara2 mas G ngebahas discus ak jd kelingan karo kasetku kui :-D )
Imanissimo jg 1 flag dgn discus di PRS Records (IPS),malah discus disebut di thx list mrk.

Album ini cukup menarik krn kyknya trmsk concept album jg.
Main story nya yaitu perjalan/quest tokoh yg disebut z.
Ada 4 track di album ini yg semuanya instrumental n sambung menyambung storyline nya dr track 1 sampei 4..o ya,di tiap awal lagu slalu ada narasinya (walau kurang gitu jls suaranya krn di-setting pelan bgt) u/ menceritakan apa yg terjadi n ngejelasin kaitan dgn track sebelumnya.

Ini urutan tracknya:
1st moment…z’s dream (12:35)
I.z’s theme
II.is this my dream?
III.ordinary dream
IV.through z’s nightmare
V.end of z’s dream (is this my dream? Part 2)

2nd moment…anomaly of the ocean (04:57)

3rd moment…the adventures of captain zed (12:01)
I.metaphoric island
II.state of nature
III.anxiety mind
IV.another great journey

Final moment…last day to live (10:32)
I.dilemmatic sunrise
II.tales from the ocean
III.in between times
IV.hopeless soul
V.blast from the past
VI.the dying ship
VII.the last sunset

Musiknya ok jg,sdkt (bgt) mirip planet x tp gak entirely loch :-D
Kl dibandingin discus,mrk jauh lbh ringan n gak se-complex discus tp in my opinion still worth 2 keep cos they r from our own homeland n there r no much like ‘em (read: prog bands) in our neighbourhood :-D

Walah ak kepanjangan ngawur rana-rene,ha3..mgkn mas G bs nambahin atw mengkoreksi, monggo..suwun :-)

Differences “The Voyage” by Yess

April 25, 2011

Nah, kalau yang ini progressive rock bener …tepatnya “neo progressive” band dari Belanda. Kasetnya masih mulus kemlunyus kinclong kumincong seperti baru keluar dari pabriknya. Bukan apa2, ini kaset langka, jadi ya musti dipelihara. Nyetelnya aja di saat khusus dan dinikmati dengan khidmat sambil nyruput kopi tubruk …. Biyuh!

Hayo…monggo dikomentari band nyeleneh ini ….ha ha ha ha ha …

Salam,

G

Chris de Burgh by Yess

April 25, 2011

Sekali-kali gak ngeprog boleh dong? Ha ha ha ha … Progger yo menungso lho jal! Lha piye to? Inipun kan masih ada unsur prognya. Apa pasal? Karena mendengarkannya lewat kaset Yess yang notabene sebenernya perekam musik prog. Tapi ya memang artis ini saya kenal gara-gara Yess juga, bukan karena dari radio. Saat album2 Chis de Burgh dikeluarkan di tahun 80-an saya ndak pernah denger lagunya diudarakan di radio Oz maupun Bonkenk maupun Blue Jean Racing saat itu. Makanya karena sering nongkrong di markas Yess di jalan Veteran Bandung saya jadi kenal Chris de Burgh. Saya beli kasetnya mulai dari album “Man on The Line” yang menurut saya semua lagunya mak nyus kemlunyus makinyus mblunus tenan. Memang semuanya ear candy alias kupingable pol ….mulai dari lagu yang sangat energetik agak berbau disko “The Ecstasy of Flight (I Love the Night)” hingga “Man on The Line” dan berlanjut ke side B rasanya enak aja. Memang paling menonjol permainan bass John Giblin. Saya rasa karena ada faktor John Giblin inilah Yess mau merekam album2 CdB. Bahkan di album “Getaway” ada drummer Saga juga, Steve Negus. Oh ya, kalau denger lagu “Borderline” di album “Getaway” rasanya mau nangis aja. Liriknya menohok banget, tentang seorang yang akan menuju garis perbatasan mesti berpisah dengan keluarganya … Lagunya sendiri indah banget, dengan sentuhan piano yang maknyus.

Gak prog yo ben! (sing penting YESS!!!) ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ….

BORDERLINE 

I’m standing in the station,
I am waiting for a train,
To take me to the border,
And my loved one far away;
I watched a bunch of soldiers heading for the war,
I could hardly even bear to see them go;

Rolling through the countryside,
Tears are in my eyes,
We’re coming to the borderline,
I’m ready with my lies,
And in the early morning rain, I see her there,
And I know I’ll have to say goodbye again;

And it’s breaking my heart, I know what I must do,
I hear my country call me, but I want to be with you,
I’m talking my side, one of us will lose,
Don’t let go, I want to know
That you will wait for me until the day,
There’s no borderline, no borderline;

Walking past the border guards,
Reaching for her hand,
Showing no emotion,
I want to break into a run,
But these are only boys, and I will never know
How men can see the wisdom in a war…

And it’s breaking my heart, I know what I must do,
I hear my country call me, but I want to be with you,
I’m taking my side, one of us will lose,
Don’t let go, I want to know
That you will wait for me until the day,
There’s no borderline, no borderline,
No borderline, no borderline… 

‘…tot licht!’ by Discus

April 22, 2011

Gara2 mas Kris, maka ada baiknya kita buka tret baru tentang Discus ya. Sebetulnya band nasional ini pernah dibahas di blog gemblunk ini, ntar saya kasih link-nya atau Anda bisa ‘search’ sendiri. Bagi saya Discus adalah band progresif nasional yang harus kita banggakan karena reputasinya internasional.

Discus ... tot licht album cover

Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. System Manipulation (9:20)
2. “Breathe” (8:34)
3. P.E.S.A.N. (5:32)
4. Verso Kartini – door duisternis tot licht! (12:18)
5. Music 4.5 Players (7:40)
6. Anne (19:23)
Bonus track for Japan only
7. Misfortune Lunatic (6:09)

Total Time: 68:56

Lyrics

Search DISCUS … tot licht lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search DISCUS … tot licht tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Anto Praboe / lead vocals, suling (Bali, Sunda & Toraja), flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, Tenor saxophone
– Eko Partitur / lead vocals, violin
– Fadhil Indra / lead vocals, keyboards, electronic percussion, gongs, rindik, kempli, gender
– Hayunaji / vocals, drums, kempli
– Iwan Hasan / lead vocals, electric & classical guitars, 21 strings harpguitar, keyboards, guitalele & strummer violin
– Kiki Caloh / lead vocals, bass
– Krisna Prameswara / vocals, keyboards
– Nonnie / lead vocals

Additional Musicians:
– Andy Julias / acoustic steel string guitar on “P.E.S.A.N.”
– Ombat Nasution of Tengkorak Growls on “Breathe”
– Godfried L. Tobing / Classical choir vocals on “Misfortune Lunatic”

Releases information CD Musea FGBG 4500.AR

Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator

4 starsDon’t expect something easy to listen and digest when listening to this album the first time. It took me roughly 7 spins to digest this album. The first spin I was only able to digest several catchy tracks. I think it was only 3 tracks that I could classify as catchy tracks. It’s a different feeling that I experienced if I compare with listening to Marillion’s “Marbles” where my first impression was “Is it this simple? Why it took 2 years to construct the album?”. With “..tot Licht” is the other way around “Ugh .. so complex! Why this band creates something damn complicated?”. But the action that I took after first spin was the same: put the CD on the shelf and did not touch it for a couple of days. Life went on . and as usual I played other CDs of The Flower Kings, Yes, early Marillion, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Kamelot, Dream Theater, Kansas, etc. Something was then struck into my mind when I listened to The Flower Kings “Unfold the Future” and The Tangent’s “Music that Died Alone”. There is a similar tag line in terms of music composition between two albums, i.e. they both provide “complicated” arrangements for their music that I could enjoy. So why not “..tot Licht”? So I grabbed the CD of this album and spin it again. And then I realized the explorative nature of the boys in the band (oops! Sorry .. there is girl as well here .) in constructing this complex stuff. And here comes my review .

“System Manipulation” is a catchy track for me as I enjoyed it the first time I listened to this track. Opened with an ethnical vocal “aa aaa aaa” (it’s nice melody here) followed by a canterbury / jazz fusion sort of music. The female voice enters nicely in this track. The music piece here reminds me at the music of NATIONAL HEALTH or WHEATHER REPORT sound. I enjoy the complex jazzy composition here, really. Drum is played dynamically here and it accentuates the song. The drummer seems like setting the tone of the music, unlike typical drummer who usually plays as a goal keeper. The melody is nice with guitar riff and Balinese gamelan as background that contextualize and enrich the overall composition of the track. Here and there you find an ethnical music of Indonesia: Bali and Sunda. At minute 3:30 the music turns unexpectedly and unanticipated before to a what so called prog met style (yeah, DREAM THEATER-like music) with strong guitar riff. Yeah! Hail the glorious metal!! Observe here how wonderful the male voice that sings in extremely high tone (remember, it’s a metal part man!Yeaaaahhh .). The metal part is not forever though, as it turns smoothly (smoothly!) to a jazzy playground that let the female vocal takes lead. And then back again to metal part with great Iwan Hasan’s voice “uuaaaaaa aaa” (it’s metal man!). This makes the track unique and has its own identity. The keyboard solo at approx min “6:00″ is really stunning! I wish it should be played longer here. Even though this track is complex, with great variety of melodies but it has a tag line melody that brings all other melodies center around it. I would say the tagline is at parts with the female voice and the ethnical vocal where all sing together “aa aa aa aa “. (ugh .. it’s been so many lines I’ve written about this one track only? I’d better stop it. Honestly, this track deserves 3 pages review due to its complexity combined with varieties of melody offered by this track). I give this track FIVE STAR! Great job, guys!

The second track “Breathe” is another great track as well. Again, I like the melody at intro (after breathing sound) especially with the male voice that sings high tone “aaaaaa” (hey, I just realize that this kind of singing style is a sort of “trademark” for the band as I have never heard this style created before by any other band. Great!). Observe how the keyboard sound at background provides accentuation for this track! Again, to me this is a FIVE STAR track as it has strong and tight music composition.

The third track “PESAN” (in English means MESSAGE) is not my cup of tea, I think. It’s a nice ballad song with a jazzy touch vocal, good acoustic guitar and woodwind instrument. At least, it’s for a break after having gone through two complicated (pressurizing?) compositions. It’s good though. So I give three star for this.

On “Verso Kartini”. There are two things that bound to any music: 1.) the story that the musicians want to tell the listeners, and 2.) the structural integrity of the music composition itself. In reviewing this track, I cannot leave the discussion on its composition only but also the idea behind the music. I will not dwell into detail on historic nature of the story in itself as there are many books have covered this issue. What I can tell is that this is about Indonesian female hero, “Kartini”, who fought for women’s right during a colonial period in Indonesia. I understand that the musicians try to get the messages across through various melodies and backgrounds in this track. Looking at this perspective, this track serves the purpose as it brings the listener to the nuances of heroic and fighting spirit of Kartini. Unfortunately it cannibalizes (a little bit) the other part, i.e the structural integrity of its composition. It seems to me the musicians here have forced too much some pieces of music so that some transitions between melodies do not happen smoothly. I appreciate on the ability of the band to demonstrate the enriching nature of a fight, but it should not sacrifice the structural integrity of the track. However, considering varieties of good melodies offered in this track, I still give four stars. Not bad hah? They deserve it.

“Music 4.5 Players” should NOT be in this album. I wish. I completely hate this track! It demonstrates only the musician’s ego (IMHO) by playing the instruments in solo. What the heck about the meaning of this tune anyway? It takes 7:40 minutes for this track? Such a waste of time, my friend! I completely disagree with the idea as it does not provide the challenge of bringing musicians together as a whole. Well, for those of you who like solo, you might enjoy this. For me? Oh no no no . I still have a bunch of albums to listen to. No way that I can bear one minute listening to this track. My experience when once I listened to it was that this track is only suitable for soundtrack of a film, something for “Tom and Jerry” movie, I guess. So this track is worth skipping . (thanks to digital technology that eases me to do this.).

The intro of “Anne” is wonderful, backed with a traditional Balinese gamelan and Sundanese woodwind instrument. The intro part after vocal is rocking with great pentatonic sound of Balinese gamelan. The guitar sound flows nicely with rock style followed by a traditional flute. This track is the most complex composition of this album. I notice some transitions are well done but some are not. The inclusion of Balinese’ kecak voice has enriched the nuances. Hey, I smell a KANSAS-like violin playing at roughly minute 7:06. Am sure it’s a coincidence, or influenced? Never mind, it’s just a bit and not really “exact” melody. I like this part at minute 7:06 onward where there is a dialogue between male and female vocal backed by nice guitar sound and violin. Oh God .. this is wonderful and beautifully crafted track! There are many metal-like guitar playing in this track. All instruments were played skillfully. Again, I smell a KANSAS- influenced melody at around minute 15:00 until around 17:11. The segment from minutes 17:11 until the end represents the overall encore of this epic track with female lead singer take the lead, backed with very nice keyboard and violin. It concludes this track brilliantly! To make matters into perspective, if you have not got this album yet, it’s like the ending section of YES’ “Close To The Edge” track (structure-wise, not melody-wise). BIG FIVE STAR for this track! Again, another wonderful composition by the band!

As I have the LTD edition, there is a bonus track “Misfortune Lunatic” that I don’t want to discuss here in detail as I understand that most of you won’t get it. But this track is excellent, with jazz nuance and dazzling bass guitar playing and violin.

One thing I missed to elaborate: the sonic quality of this album is damn excellent! This helps a lot to digest the music as it is a complex composition. May be, some of the readers of this site may not favor this album due to its complexity. Never mind, I experienced 7 spins to get through. Once I passed it, I was definitely “hooked” with this album with exception some tracks that did not hit me as I mentioned above.

So, this album deserves five star rating IF there is no musicians ego (track 5) that I hate (sorry for the musicians, but I’m your customer. I reserve the right to dislike this track) and if the ballad is made more proggy. So it is fair to give FOUR STAR overall. Additional note: musicianship is TOP NOTCH! (all musicians contribute their parts skillfully!). What do you think? – Gatot Widayanto, Indonesia.

Merajut Makna Melalui Prog Rock (26 of 99)

April 17, 2011

Met siang temen-temenku semua pengunjung blog gemblunk yang sebagian besar penggemar musik progressive rock dan classic rock ….

Apa kabar? Piye kabare cak? Semoga apik2 kabeh yo… Yen ora apik, coba aja ambil ‘Close to The Edge’ atau ‘Thick As A Brick’ atau ‘Foxtrot’ atau ‘In The Court of Crimson King’ …..mungkin akan sedikit terhibur hati ini ….

Postingan kali ini agak beda meski menggunakan tema lama ‘Merajut Makna’ yang sudah berseri ke 25 sampai yang terakhir, dan saat ini nyambung ke 26. Mengapa saya gunakan tema ini? Tentu ada critanya. Kemarin pagi hingga sore critanya saya hadir di reunian temen2 kuliah satu angkatan (berita lengkap menyusul). Yang menarik saya ngobrol dengan temen sesama penggemar Genesis. Saya tanyakan dia, apa pernah mendengar CD ‘Rewiring Genesis: A Tribute to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”. Dia bilang belum. Kontan saya promosikan gila2an mengenai proyek gawean Nick d’Virgilio tersebut. Bahkan saya berjanji akan kirim email ke dia tentang proyek dahzyat ini.

Gak tahu kenapa saya kangen mendengarkan album ini selain memang album ‘The Lamb’ bagi saya adalah album terbaiknya Genesis. Makanya siang ini (sambil ngetik ini juga) saya pasang Rewiring Genesis ini. Biyuh! Saya kagum kepada Genesis dan Nick d’Virgilio yang berhasil dengan baik menginterpretasikan nuansa album dahzyat ini.

Bagi saya album The Lamb ini memiliki makna yang sangat dalam:

  1. Alur musiknya, terlepas dari liriknya apa, sudah dengan jelas menggambarkan tentang sebuah perjalanan – it’s a journey…. seperti halnya hidup yang merupakan sebuah perjalanan.  Dari track pembuka ‘The Lamb’ yang penuh energi dan alunan piano yang nyleneh namun pas hingga hentakan musik yang membuat suasana hati riang gembira tiba-tiba harus sunyi membahana di awal track kedua dan sungguh mengesankan saat vokal mulai melantunkan ‘There’s something solid forming in the air …” kembali menggelegar lagi….dan hening lagi di Broadway Melody of 1974 …. Sunguh sebuah perjalanan yang terasa pas banget. Inipun cocok di profesi saya sebagai konsultan Change Management yang penuh liku-liku naik-turun …. Seharusnya saya harus bersyukur melakukan pekerjaan yang ritmenya pas dengan jenis musik yang saya sukai – progressive rock …. Subhanallah …. Apalagi minggu lalu saya mengalami the downside dari salah satu project – lucunya di project lain malah sedang naik daun. Rasanya pas dan imbang banget…. Kalau gak mendengarkan album The Lamb, rasanya saya banyak terseret memikirkan hal-hal negatif sari project yang sedang dalam taraf downside itu … Tapi sekarang tidak …udah back to normal ..back in NYC kata Gabriel …
  2. Lirik dari album ini banyak yang menyemangati kita dalam membina hubungan dengan orang lain (hablum minannas) sehingga kita bisa memanfaatkannya secara bijak dan positif. “No one seems to care, they carry on as if nothing was there” bermakna dalam karena dalam sebuah interaksi harus ada salah satu pihak yang berinisiatif untuk menciptakan hubungan yang lebih baik melalui interaksi tersebut agar interaksi tersebut memberikan nilai (makna) tertentu. Kalau sebuah interaksi tak bermakna, buat apa melakukannya? BBW. Buang-buang waktu. Juga ada lirik tentang TRUST yang harus terbangun misalnya di lagu ‘The Chamber of 32 Doors yang bunyinya ‘I need someone to believe in, some one to trust‘. Kemudian nyambung dengan ‘I’d rather trust a countryman than a townman, You can judge by his eyes, take a look if you can …‘ yang menurut saya sangat menohok maknanya. Yang saat ini paling berkesan ke saya adalah penggalan lrik ini dari lagu kesuakaan saya ‘Anyway’ : ‘how wonderful to be so profound, when everything you are is dying underground…‘ …. Masya Allah …lirik ini terasa pas banget buat saya …terutama saat ini ketika menghadapi kaum yang berusaha mendolimi saya di pekerjaan yang sedang saya geluti. Yes! It’s wonderful to be so profound! Hadapilah kaum yang mendolimi dengan ilmu – I have to be so profound to beat them!
  3. Secara konsep memang album The Lamb ini dibuat oleh Genesis dan merupakan kulminasi bagi kelompok ini dimana secara internal mereka berlima mengalami pergulatan batin yang sangat hebat karena album ini

    The making of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

    penuh rintangan. Sebutlah tempat pembuatan album yang ternyata angker sehingga Hackett menyumbangkan “The Waiting Room” yang sebenernya cukup mengganggu lagu ini ada di album ini. Namun bagi Genesis, lagu ini memberikan nuansa yang pas karena situasi angkernya tempat pembuatan album. Keretakan antar anggota band pun terjadi karena baru di album konsep inilah Gabriel mengusulkan dirinya sebagai penulis plot cerita dan sekaligus lirik. Anggota lainnya menolak karena budaya kebersamaan diantara mereka jadi luntur. Namun Gabriel punya alibi kuat: “This is gonna be a concept album where the strength of the album would be on the storyline. How could it be a storyline is made by more than one person?” Dengan alibi itu, anggota lainnya menerima. Maka jadilah album fenomenal ini ….. Luar biasa!!!

Cuplikan lirik dari ANYWAY ...lagu nan keren!

Untuk Nick d’Virgilio ….Saya sungguh salut dan angkat topi setinggi-tingginya atas interpretasi Anda yang luar biasa terhadap album fenomenal ini. Musik di REWIRING GENESIS sungguh elok dan membuat kita semakin menghargai karya fenomenal Genesis ini. Mungkin musisi prog lainnya (Daniel Gildenlow, Roine Stolt, Fish) perlu membuat interpretasi lainnya terhadap album The Lamb ini. Ulasan saya tentang Rewiring Genesis ini bisa ditengaok dengan KLIK ini. Bagi yang belum tahu proyek REWIRING GENESIS ini – kemana aja Anda habiskan waktu Anda????

Nick dVirgilio - the man behind Rewiring Genesis

Oh indahnya musik prog …. Subhanallah ….

(akan lebih merasuk lagi kalau dilanjut dengan banyak baca Al Quran, untuk menajamkan ke kita tanda2 kebesaran Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, melalui pemahaman kejadian2 di seputar kita yang tak lepas dari KuasaNya. La khaula wala quwwata ila billah …)

Salam,

Siapa Mau Bantu?

April 14, 2011

JRENG!

Temen2 prog-gemblunkers …. Ini saya terima email dari seorang mahasiswa di Amerika yg sedang mempelajari musik rock Indonesia. Apa ada temen2 yang bisa bantu? Pak Alfie mumpuni soal ini sebenernya. Barangkali temen2 lainnya berkenan?

Ini emailnya:

Hello!

My name is Chris, I’m a student in the US, taking a class on the music of Asia. Currently we are looking at Indonesian music. Because the class focuses more on the traditional/classical music of the region, the class was assigned into small groups to independently study more popular genres of music. I landed in the Indonesian rock group, and was put in charge of researching it’s history (other group members are doing things such as lyrics/meaning, musical style, performance context, etc.).

After doing a bit of research I discovered bands like God Bless and Guruh Gipsy, and decided to look them up on progarchives since I am a big prog fan myself, and noticed you had some very well written reviews for them. I figured you may be able to help me. If you could just briefly give me an outline of the history of rock music in Indonesia that would be fantastic. When, why, and how rock music emerged in Indonesia would be awesome, as well as influences throughout the years.

Thank you

“Recorded Live” by Ten Years After

April 10, 2011

Sekali-sekali selingkuh dengan musik claro ngeblues ala ALvin Lee dan Ten Years After. Gak tahu ngimpi apa kok hari ini, saat merancang materi buat workshop (lagi!) minggu depan, tahu2 kok pengen menikmati suara musik claro dengan rekaman jadoel yang biasanya sound nya bindeng. Trus mata tertuju ke double CD dengan jewel case TEBAL…biyuh jiyan jadoel tenaaannn …. ALhasil …puwaslah hati ini menikmati musik2 claro berbuansa blues ala TYA ini. Muali track pembuka CD 1 sampe akhir semua tracknya keren banget. Permainan gitar ALvin Lee memang bener2 memabukkan sekali …jiiaaahhh!!!! Uwediyaan pol jal! Guwendheeeenk!!!! Apalagi di nomor blues super panjang “Help Me” ….udah deh kalau ndak nggeblak pasti bukan manusia dah! Guwemblunk tenan ini Alvin Lee….! Pada lagu “Scat Thing” Alvin bernyanyi duet dengan gitarnya …biyuh keren!!! Nggguweblaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak!!!

Yang menarik, rekaman ini tak pakai OVERDUB dari konser empat malam di Amsterdam, Rotterdam< Frankfurt dan Paris. Meski demikian, rekamannya bagus banget lho!

Track listing: 1) One Of These Days; 2) You Give Me Loving; 3) Good Morning Little Schoolgirl; 4) Help Me; 5) Classical Thing; 6) Scat Thing; 7) I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes; 8) Silly Thing; 9) Slow Blues In ‘C'; 10) I’m Going Home; 11) Choo Choo Mama.

Alvin Lee – Guitar & vocals

Leo Lyons – Bass

Chick Churchill – Organ & Piano

Ric Lee – Drums

Release date: 1973

KLIK di sini untuk tahu lebih banyak TYA.

 

Kenangan Bersama Uriah Heep

April 9, 2011

JRENG!

Tepatnya tanggal 14 Februari 2006 kita, para pengemar musik classic rock, atas kebaikan hati Herman Schullz dan Tomy Pratama berhasil mengajak makan malam bersama Uriah Heep di sari Kuring, Jakarta. Jiyannn …nuansamatik tenan bisa ngobrol berdua dengan Mick Box, kemudiak Trevor Bolder, Lee Kerslake, Berbie Saw dan Phil Lanzon .. Markotop!

Bersama Trevor Bolder

Bersama Mick Box melihat foto konser Heep malam sebelumnya di Tennis Indoor Jakarta.

Foto bersama semua anggota Heep.

Pokoke jan nuansamatik tenan jal!

 

Ian Arliandy – The Man Behind Yess

April 9, 2011

Arsitek dari Kaset Yess

JRENG!

Setelah cukup lama mencari akhirnya ketemu juga foto dengan sang maestro, orang yang banyak jasanya dalam mengembangkan dan mendidik musik progressive rock di Indonesia: IAN ARLIANDY. Orangnya sangat sederhana dan low profile. Foto di bawah ini diambil saat saya menghadiri pernikahan putranya, Ricky, yang juga progger abis pada tanggal 23 April 2006:

Ian Arliandy (Yess), Co'ody (Audiophile), GW

Ulasan menyusul. Sing penting udah dapet fotonya, biar temen2 tau wajah orang yang berjasa dalam mengembangkan wawasan musik progrock di Indonesia. Kalau gak ada Yess mana kita kenal genesis, van der graaf, focus, marillion ?


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