Sumérgete en la música extrema hecha en Indonesia con esta brutal recopilación. "Pekak! Indonesian Noise 1995​–2015: 20 Years of Experimental Music from Indonesia"

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Sumérgete en la música extrema hecha en Indonesia con esta brutal recopilación

"Pekak! Indonesian Noise 1995​–2015: 20 Years of Experimental Music from Indonesia".

11.11.15
Frankie Pizá

Cacofonías, bleeps corrosivos, rasguños de guitarra en loop y chirriantes interferencias que te debatirán entre la curiosidad y la incomodidad. Todo ello venido del inabarcable archipiélago de islas en el que consiste Indonesia. Recogiendo material y destacando proyectos experimentales y de música extrema venidos de “Java, Bali, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and spots in between”, «Pekak! Indonesian Noise 1995​–2015: 20 Years of Experimental Music from Indonesia» te hará descubrir todo un mundo inquietante y de gran fertilidad creativa.

18 cortes seleccionados por Indra Menus (de la crew To Die) que abarcan las dos últimas décadas de experimentación y vanguardia sonora en Indonesia, entre los que destacan la incursión del proyecto tribal Senyawa, ya impulsado por Morphine Records en el pasado. La compilación, no apta para todos los oídos, es una iniciativa del sello neozelandés End of the Alphabet Records.

Desde el website Six Noises ahondan sobre la abundancia de proyectos Punk y las técnicas DIY en Indonesia, además de su relación con el contexto político y social, de una forma brillante:

«A few years ago, I stumbled on a bunch of very impressive Indonesian crust punk bands on Bandcamp. I’d really only heard a handful of Indonesian bands before, and discovering those ear-splitting groups was something of a re-energizing musical experience for me. It was a reminder to not get stuck in the humdrum routine of listening to the same old sounds over and over. And an even firmer reminder to keep searching for new music, from all corners of the globe.»

«What impressed me most about all the Indonesian punk bands  I stumbled on was that every single one of them exhibited a fierce DIY ethic. Their determination to foster their local scenes was clearly evident, and their drive to be heard outside of Indonesia was admirable too. Especially as many of them had to overcome hurdles that most Western bands will never encounter.»

«Clearly, political, religious and social issues can make life difficult for underground musicians in Indonesia. Some of the unorthodox music that Indonesian musicians create, and some of the accompanying aesthetics, conflict with social mores. So, it’s not uncommon for Indonesian musicians to have to carve out creative spaces in the face of opposition.»

«As we all know, some of the most subversive and groundbreaking music in the world is forged in just such volatile environments. That said, although Indonesia does have its fair share of social and economic troubles, and subsequently a whole bunch of really great noisemakers, it’d be ridiculous to pigeonhole the country as one thing or another.»

El artwork es una pieza de Wedhar Riyadi.

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