SVANAPaper 2014 Kaleidoscope : Best Local Picks
We are the ears of their music, and we are the home of their works. There’s nothing more exciting than listening to our local heroes showing off their amazing music. This year, we have compiled our 10 best local picks to recommend you some of the best albums which were released in 2014. From the current hype such as Tulus, to the up and comer like Gerald Situmorang. 2014 is full of beast music!
Our favourite pick: Petals
Danilla – Telisik
Why we love this album: Telisik is Danilla’s debut album. With her soothing voice and poetic lyrics, she will take you back to 40 or 50 years back and let you imagine what young musicians and college students does in the 60′s with the sweet sound of bossa nova in her tracks in this album.
Our favourite pick: Buaian
Our favourite pick: Morpheus
Elephant Kind – Scenarios: A Short Film
Why we love this album: We could dance our body throgh an eerie trance state with sound of jangly guitars and soulful synths! They deliver a concept of life with a scenario from short film.
Our favourite pick: Downhill
Gerald Situmorang Trio – Time Is The Answer
Why we love this album: No lyrics needed. That was just it. Gerald Situmorang Trio easily hit the emotions from each tracks in their debut album ‘Time Is The Answer’. When we listen to the album, all of the sudden, their modern jazz music rubs off the typical urban hectic life and turns it into a solid soothing tempo. Gerald Situmorang Trio is worth a listen.
Our favourite pick: Waving
Maliq & D’Essentials – Musik Pop
Why we love this album: The album is undeniably very well-polished. With contribution from Indra Lesmana, the album succesfully bring notable tracks such as ‘Himalaya’ and ‘Ananda’. What we can underline from ‘Musik Pop’ is Maliq & D’Essentials embrace and revive the golden quality of Indonesian Pop in the 70s and 80s.
Our favourite pick: Ananda
Matajiwa – 1
Why we love this album: The combination of Reza’s distinctive percussion and Anda’s bluesy voice makes unpredictable twist and turn in each tracks. These two geniuses sure knows how to make a delightful surprises.
Our favourite pick: Woman
Our favourite pick: Republic 106
Our favourite pick: Baru
Our favourite pick: Inadeaquate
(Reviews by : Andriani N, Michael Reily, Tiara Ayuwardhani, and Alcander Alonzo)