Saturday, March 27, 2010
JARB (just another rock band) is the brainchild of bagus pratama, what started as a 90s rock/alternative rock cover band in early 2004 with bagus pratama on guitars and vocals, bramasta juan sasongko on bass and vocals, and fadhil patra on drums have long evolved to a more serious project with the addition of molen kasetra on vocals in late-2009.
Covering bands like silverchair, smashing pumpkins, stone temple pilots, foo fighters, queens of the stone age and several other 90s bands for some years have enriched their musical arsenals, thus given them the inspirations needed to create their own materials. JARB is planning to release their album mid-2010.
To promote their upcoming album, JARB has released the single ‘wahana psikadelia’ as a free download, accessible through :
Friday, March 19, 2010
(The smallest linguistic unit within a word that can carry a meaning, such as "un-", "break", and "-able" in the word "unbreakable")
Morfem was formed on July 17th, 2009 in Jakarta. “Morfem” is a term that is often found in linguistic studies, one that bedazzled Jimi while learning bahasa in middle school. An interesting term to be adapted as a band name. The word “morfem” also feature an interesting combination of letters that also serve aesthetical purpose from a graphic-design standpoint.
Morfem is a melting-pot of a few band members from many different genres. Jimi Multhazam (vocals) is the frontman to the phenomenal new wave band, The Upstairs. Pandu Fathoni (guitars) is the guitarist of The Porno, a post-punk band that features dark and gloomy sounds. Bramasta Juan Sasongko (bass) is also the bassist of JARB, an alternative/stoner-rock with a more modern sounds and arrangements. Freddie Alexander Warnerin (drums), who also plays drums on the hardcore band, Nervous breakdown is used to playing in faster tempo.
The four of them teamed-up in Morfem to make a different kind of music from each of their respective bands. Morfem produce a light and easy listening music with straightforward narrative-descriptive lyrics with everyday theme (according to Soleh Solihun, Rolling Stone Indonesia). Wrapped with friendly, yet noisy guitar sounds, zig-zagging bassline encouraging anyone who listen to dance with the humble drumming.
February 11th 2010 Morfem released their first single, “Gadis Suku Pedalaman” free to download in the internet. Hundreds of downloads are recorded daily of this single which are mixed by Joseph Saryuf (Sinjitos/Santa Monica). This single marks Morfem’s first step to accelerate in Indonesia’s homogenic music scene.
A new chapter of Indonesian music… Begins!
Download the single “Gadis Suku Pedalaman” :
Join our fan page on Facebook : MORFEM , Twitter : MORFEM_BAND
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
After a period of time from the release of Lantai Merah, their debut album, currently Monkey to Millionaire are on a recording process for their upcoming EP titled "Strange is the Song in Our Conversation". The recording process itself has been a fresh musical experience for the band after a long while they have not been working in a studio. They have recorded three new songs out of four songs for the EP that would be released on the 13th of March.