The Spring of Lokananta

Album Keagungan Tuhan, by A. Kadir (Lokanta, 1970-ies, CD version 1980-ies)

Album Menanti Musafir by A. Kadir (Lokananta, 1970-ies, CD version 1990-ies)

Lokananta lovers now can get old Indonesia albums released by Lokananta in CD format. These CD’s are sold in some stores in Yogyakarta, such Popeye Store in Mataram street, and Mirota Batik in Malioboro street. On January 2011, I bought two albums of A. Kadir entetitled Keagungan Tuhan, and Menanti Musafir. These two albums originally released in LP format on 1970-ies, and may be cassettes. This CD version was rereleased by Perum PNRI Surakarta, local government agent for state printing on 1980-ies. So it is not something new. But it is supposedly that when those albums was rereleased, public were not yet being aware on such old albums. So the albums were not succes commercially. Fortunately, that in these years, the  situation  is different.  Some people start to like such old Indonesian songs as we can see after an organization KPMI start to pay attention on old Indonesian recorded music.

These two albums are truly superb recording. It consists of Melayu songs in term of traditional genre.  This  Melayu  song  is  a second  evolution of Melayu music before later on become dangdut. Mostly the songs composed by A. Kadir and interpretated by singer Ida Laila. The music sounded traditional, and the band was a traditional Orkes Melayu — with acoustic bass ect. The key  works:  Keagungan Tuhan, and Malam Pengantin. *

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  • henk madrotter  On March 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    i’ve got these albums on cassette but the sound isn’t that great, would love to find these cd’s guess i’ll have to try when i go to east-java next month…. i do have quiet a lot of a. kadir’s albums on vinyl, always looking for more!

  • ahmad sofyan  On April 4, 2011 at 5:22 am

    wduuuh sulit klo pke bahasa asing…gimana cara dapetin cdnya yang asliii,,,,

    • Kelik M Nugroho  On May 30, 2011 at 4:28 am

      CD asli Lokananta bisa dibeli di toko Popeye jalan Mataram Yogya, atau di kantor Lokananta, Surakarta langsung.

  • Aan  On April 13, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Mas Kelik, apa CD rilisan Lokananta ini msh tersedia di Popeye & Mirota? Artis/grup apa saja yg dirilis? Brp harga per CD, Mas? Makasih banyak sebelumnya.

    Tentu saya tidak tahu apakah stok CD itu masih ada di toko tersebut. Saya hanya mengabarkan apa yang saya lihat pada saat membeli CD tersebut pada Januari 2011. Postingan saya tidak bermaksud agar orang membeli CD, tapi menginspirasi untuk hal-hal yang lebih penting dari itu. Demikian, salam, Kelik.

  • sahroelhadys  On October 16, 2014 at 2:00 am

    bagi siapa saja yang membutuhkan produk lokananta, sesuai yang saya alami, bisa langsung ke kantor lokananta……bisa langsung pilih-pilih sesuai selera……bahkan bisa pesan sesuai yang dibutuhkan……makasih semoga bermanfaat…..

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