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Pengamen Tunanetra Malioboro Bersuara Emas

Proyek musik Pabrik Bunyi meluncurkan lagu baru berjudul Indonesia Merdesa via toko-toko musik digital iTunes, Apple, JOOX, dan lain-lain per 1 Oktober 2018. Untuk aransemen dan permainan instrumen langsung, Pabrik Bunyi menggandeng musisi-musisi Bandung Bendra dan Dhika; untuk vokal, Deden Malioboro. Berikut profil Deden Malioboro.

Deden Abdurrahman, alias Deden Malioboro, adalah pria yang lahir di Bogor pada 22 Juli 1990. Dia anak bungsu dari lima bersaudara dan satu-satunya yang tuna netra. Ayahnya yang kelahiran Lombok adalah mantan karyawan perusahaan swasta, sedang ibunya yang kelahiran Bogor seorang ibu rumah tangga.

Bercita-cita menjadi guru atau seniman, Deden sekarang kuliah di program studi Pendidikan Pancasila dan Kewarganegaraan Jurusan Keguruan dan Imu Pendidikan Universitas Cokroaminoto Yogyakarta. Di antara kegiatan di organisasi sosial seperti Pertuni (Persatuan Tuna Netra Indonesia untuk wilayah kota Yogya) dan KKI (Komunitas Keluarga Inklusi), pria lajang ini mengamen dengan menyanyi diiringi musik minus one di depan Mal Malioboro Yogyakarta setiap malam. Kegiatan mengamen ini selain untuk menyalurkan bakat vokalnya, juga untuk mencari nafkah bagi orang tua, keluarga dan anak asuhnya. “Saya juga menyisihkan sebagian rezeki untuk membiayai seorang anak asuh yang masih bersekolah, “ kata Deden yang memiliki kualitas suara seperti Harvey Malaiholo ini.

Pada September 2018, Deden digandeng penulis dan jurnalis Kelik M. Nugroho yang pernah bekerja di grup Tempo dan kemudian membuat proyek musik bernama Pabrik Bunyi, untuk menyanyikan lagu berjudul Indonesia Merdesa karya Kelik M. Nugroho. Diiringi permainan instrumen langsung yang diaransemen oleh musisi Bendra dan Dhika dari Bandung, lagu ini akan beredar di toko-toko musik digital. *

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Lagu No Discrimination Tayang di iTunes

Apa kabar para sahabat? Maaf, setelah sekian lama, baru hari ini, saya bisa memposting sesuatu lagi.

Alhamdulilah lagu No Discrimination karya kami sudah bisa diunduh di toko musik digital iTunes sejak 1 Juni 2018, kebetulan bertepatan dengan Hari Kelahiran Pancasila. Tema antidiskriminasi tentu relevan dengan nilai Pancasila persatuan Indonesia. Juga relevan dengan semboyan Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, harmonis dalam keragaman.

Lagu No Discrimination karya pertama Pabrik Bunyi yang mengandung syair. Pun berbahasa Inggris, karena diharapkan pesannya menjangkau manusia lebih banyak di muka bumi. Lagu ini hasil kolaborasi Pabrik Bunyi dengan Nadea dan Ario, dua musisi asal Jogja.

Pada 2015, melaui iTunes juga, Pabrik Bunyi telah menerbitkan satu mini album berjudul Hyperpositive yang berisi 6 lagu tanpa syair. Album yang memakai instrumen digital ini hasil kolaborasi dengan penata musik Kindar Bhakti Nusantara dan Seno.

Selamat mengapresiasi musik karya musisi Indonesia. Kalau bukan Anda yang peduli, lalu siapa? *

Iwan Fals on Examasist Band

LP Examasist (Musica record)

LP Examasist (Musica record)

Examasist is a pop band more likely Iwan Fals-style and sometimes closed to Obbie Mesakhis-style. This album entitled Examasist consists of 8 songs, two of them “Kesaksian dari Kehitaman” and “Keluarga dalam Bencana” have catchy melodies and sounded sweet.

The songs were composed by Bambang Bule RT, Syaiful Haras, Helmie, Anto, and (wow… is this true?) Iwan Falls. It is shocking me that Iwan Falls (with doble l?, oh common…) engaged in making this album. Is he Iwan Falls as well-known by Indonesian music lovers as a prominent ballad singer? Examasist for me was and is a strange pop band. Released by Musica record with no date of releasing, I never hear this band name. and it’s song. But if they engaged Iwan Fals as one of their composers, so Examasist should be a distinguished band. So all readers, would you mind to give us more information about this band?*

LP Version of Bahtera Asmara

Cassete Bahtera Asmara by Andi Meriem Mattalata (Musica, 1978)

Cassete Bahtera Asmara by Andi Meriem Mattalata (Musica, 1978)

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Album Bahtera Asmara by singer Andi Meriem Mattalata under music director Yockie and Chrisye (published by Musica record, 1978) is one of 150 Best Indonesian Albums according to Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine (December, 2007).

This album is an other musical achievement of Yockie-Chrisye-Guruh-Eros collaboration. The genre is progressive-pop, but actually the most powerfull thing in this album is it’s magical melodies and it’s poetical lyrics. The arrangement is so far simple but perfect. And so far Andi Meriem is the best woman singer to interprete Chrisye’-like songs.

Andi Meriem is a lucky woman singer,  since she got the best musical achievement from Indonesian musicians. This album consists of 11 songs which were composed by prominent Indonesian composer such as Goeroeh Soekarnoputra, Yockie, Fariz RM, Anton Issudibyo, Roekanto, B Hariadi, Eros Djarot. All songs are hits, or at least cacthy melodies. And famous names were engaged as guest musicians, such as violinist Idries Sardi, Kiboud Maulana, and Uce F Tekol.

Yockie-Chrisye-Eros-like song lovers,  may be they have this album in cassete format. But do they have this album in longplay format? Not every body off course. But surely there is Bahtera Asmara album in lp format. What is the difference between the two? It is a same matter and a same version. The difference is the lp version only consists of 7 songs. The four songs which was excluded from lp format are Impian, Pilihan Hati, Merepih Alam, and Bulan Tolonglah Beta. *

Broery’s Version of Badai

LP Broery's Version of Badai Pasti Berlalu

LP Broery's Version of Badai Pasti Berlalu

Album entitled Badai Pasti Berlalu, an original soundtrack movie under music director Eros Djarot, which interpretated by singer Chrisye and arranger Yockie S. is the first best of 150 Best Albums according to Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine (December, 2007).

This is a highest appreciation on musical albums in Indonesia ever. And fortunately that so far there is no one did not agree with this appreciation. This album actually is an other version of the original album Badai Pasti Berlalu which was interpretated by singer Broery Pesulima (a.k.a. Broery Marantika) and arranger De Meicy band (released by Remaco, with no date of releasing). What is the difference between the two? Chrisye’s version consists of 12 songs, Broery’s version is only 7 songs. And surely, Chrisye’s version is more well crafted and arranged than Broery’s version. *

Album Chrisye's Version Badai Pasti Berlalu

Album Chrisye's Version Badai Pasti Berlalu

The Headliners, The Gift


The Headliners is a title for this compilation album by Columbia Record. This album has been pressed exclusively for Club Members, and the Club Fifth Anniversary Gift to music lovers. This superb limited edition recording was made as a thank giving for members of Columbia Record Club.

The Headliners consist of 12 songs by several leading singer and band under Columbia management from 1955 to 1960. Perhaps this generation now are at least 60 years old. This album is truly superb and special, because it’s tracks are all hits. Although I especially give a special comment to four songs: Cavalry Command (Mitch Miller and The Gang), Every Body Loves Saturday Night (The Brothers Four), Sabre Dance (Andre Kostelanetz), and Begin the Beguine (Tony Bennett).

Cavalry Command is sounded like music for military march. Every Body Loves Saturday Night is a weekly theme song which actually must be more popular than Happy Birthday song. This song can be sung every saturday. Begin the Beguine is special because it was interpretated by legendary voice Tony Bennett.*

Thriller, The Phenomenon


Michael Jackson is an other phenomenon in music industry. When I was 20-ies and only like experimental music (such as Red Buddha Theatre, Flairk, Popol Vuh), I did not like pop-music-like-Michael Jackson. But after watching movie entitled Moon Walker, I become admirer for Michael Jackson, especially for his dancing-like-moon-walking. Later, I can appreciate his pop music after hearing his song Little Suzie.

In my collections, I have a long playing by Michael Jackson entitled Thriller. I bought this album in Makati City Manila 1996. I realized later that this album is one of his valuable album. Wikipedia noted that Thriller was a gigantic hit that made Jackson the seminal icon of American culture at the time. Quoting Wikipedia, Jackson released a special 25th anniversary edition of Thriller, Thriller 25 in 2008, featuring a music video DVD and bonus remixes by contemporary artists such as will.i.am and Kanye West.*

The Best of George Harrison


I don’t remember where I found this album — The Best of George Harrison. Since it is an album with it’s best selection concept, so what ever it must be a valuable matter. Some critics say that unfortunately this album consists mostly songs from Beatles era, not from Harrison solo years. *

Track list

1. “Something” – 3:01
2. “If I Needed Someone” – 2:22
3. “Here Comes the Sun” – 3:05
4. “Taxman” – 2:37
5. “Think for Yourself” – 2:18
6. “For You Blue” – 2:31
7. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – 4:45
* Tracks 1 – 7 are performed by The Beatles

8. “My Sweet Lord” – 4:38
9. “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” – 3:35
10. “You” – 3:41
11. “Bangla Desh” – 3:57
12. “Dark Horse” – 3:53
13. “What Is Life” – 4:17

*) All songs composed by George Harrison
Album: The Best of George Harrison
Producer: Parlopone, 1976

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


When I found this Beatles album in a corner of Makati Cinema Square Manila, 1996, really I did not know that this album is a very special item. Until I read the review from Wikipedia as written below. Unfortunately that I found this long playing naked without it’s cover.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth album by The Beatles. It is often cited as their magnum opus and one of the most influential albums of all time by prominent critics and publications, ranking number 1 on Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003.

Upon release, Sgt. Pepper received both popular and critical acclaim. Various reviews appearing in the mainstream press and trade publications throughout June 1967, immediately after the album’s release, were generally quite positive. In The Times, prominent critic Kenneth Tynan described Sgt. Pepper as “a decisive moment in the history of Western civilization.” Others including Richard Poirier, and Geoffrey Stokes were similarly expansive in their praise, Stokes noting, “listening to the Sgt. Pepper album one thinks not simply of the history of popular music but the history of this century.” Thank God, I have this album.*

Track list:

Side one
1.”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – 2:04
2.”With a Little Help from My Friends” – 2:46
3.”Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” – 3:30
4.”Getting Better” – 2:49
5.”Fixing a Hole” – 2:38
6.”She’s Leaving Home” – 3:37
7.”Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” – 2:37

Side two
1.”Within You Without You” (George Harrison) – 5:07
2.”When I’m Sixty-Four” – 2:37
3.”Lovely Rita” – 2:44
4.”Good Morning Good Morning” – 2:43
5.”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” – 1:20
6.”A Day in the Life” – 5:33
*

Dari Filipina untuk Dunia

Musik pop dari Filipina harus diakui lebih dulu mendunia daripada musik pop Indonesia. Nama-nama penyanyi seperti Freddy Aguilar, Jose Mari Chan, Lea Salonga, dan band Side A telah dikenal dunia. Beberapa lagu mereka nyaris menjadi lagu abadi yang didengar orang sepanjang masa. Contohnya, About Father dari Freddy Aguilar. Lagu ini bisa dijajarkan dengan lagu-lagu folksong lain seperti Morning has broken dari Cat Steven, Dust in The Wind dari Kansas, Rain dari Jose Feliciano.

Faktor apa yang membuat musisi Filipina bisa memiliki karya musik yang bisa mendunia? Ada beberapa kemungkinan. Salah satunya karena faktor kedekatan budaya Filipina modern dengan Amerika Serikat. Maklum, Amerika pernah memiliki pangkalan militer di Filipina pada era Marcos yang memungkinkan orang Filipina menjadi “gaul” dengan selera musik Amerika. Karena faktor sejarah itu, banyak orang Filipina yang merasa teramerikanisasi. *

Koleksi:
1. The Best of Country and Folk, produksi Aquarius, 1980.
2. Side A, album For Ever, produksi Warner Filipina, 1990-an
3. Side A, album Until Then, produksi Warner Filipina, 1990-an