Showing posts with label indonesia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label indonesia. Show all posts

Sunday, January 2, 2011

V/A- Java-Java: Indonesia Screaming Fuzz Vol.1 (NoSmoke, 2010)

"NoSmoke Records attacks again... Now looking back to the Indonesian legacy of garage and rock'n'roll. Those bands wrote some history by theirselves during the 60's and confronted the Indonesian regime with music. Some of these bands migrated to Europe, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong and helped out creating a new musical movement called Indo-Rock. Bands like The Peels, Swallows, Tielmann Brothers or Rolling Beats have been part of that movement. Lots of fuzz and rock'n'roll, making their own revolution trough the fuzz pedal. Among these, other bands confronted the regime inside Indonesia, like Dara Puspita or Koes, among others. Don't look for protest ballads or even traditional songs here, there's only room for garage, raw beat and indo-rock at its best." (NoSmoke)

Just like it says- raw Indonesian & Indo-Rock garage stompers. Hadn't heard The Swallows (Singapore) before. I keep thinking "La Ngomber", their riff on the Kinks' "You Really Got Me Now" sounds a little like a sped-up version of The Magic Bands' "Dropout Boogie" (Minus those Beefheart vocals, of course). Good stuff. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly.

Purchase the LP from Forced Exposure.

Download Link: V/A- Java-Java: Indonesia Screaming Fuzz Vol.1 (No Smoke, 2010)


1. Dara Puspita / Bertamasja
2. Koes Bersaudara / Poor Clown
3. Swallows / La Ngomber
4. Rolling Beats / Sweeter Than You
5. Pattie Bersaudara / What Am I Supposed to Do
6. Peels / Tinggalkan Ku Sa Orang
7. Los Indonesios / Can't You Hear
8. Panber's / Together We Dance
9. Females / Talik Kum Bang Djati
10. Steps / Kitijir Kitijir


1. Koes Plus / Kelelawar
2. Tielman Brothers / Marabunta
3. Dara Puspita / Believe Me
4. Rolling Beats / Don't Ask Me Why
5. Swallows / Angkok Angkok Bilis
6. Black Magic / Surfin' Gipsy '63
7. Peels / Marilah Ke Mari
8. S.Mona Rita & the Kingstons / Be Kalan Satria
9. Benjamin S / Digebukin

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kroncong, Early Indonesian Pop Music of the 78 rpm Era

This incredible kroncong collection was once made available at the fabled Holywarbles blog (RIP). After numerous requests, I'm re-upping it here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Music For The Gods- The Fahnestock South Sea Expedition: Indonesia

Antique gamelan and other folk forms originally recorded on aluminum discs by Bruce Fahnestock and Sheridan Fahnestock on the Islands of Java, Bali & Sumatra in 1941. Hypnotizing.

Media Fire Download Link: Music For The Gods
1. Taboehgan
2. Sekarinotan
3. Pedat - Tongtong
4. Genderan
5. Pemoengkah - Gender Wayang Pemarwan
6. Kerejing - Arjasa
7. Laghoe Dindang
8. Merkngila
9. Gambang
10. Kecak
11. Abimenijoe - Gender Wayang Pemarwan
12. Gambangan
13. Danding Gendis