Tuesday, May 29, 2012
BRIGADIER GENERAL PIRNGADIE AND HIS TETAP SEGAR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS - REVERIES OF THE INDEPENDENCE WAR IN KRONTJONG BEAT
More beautiful krontjong from Brigadier General Pirngadi with Rita Zahara, Sajekti, M. Rivany, Isnarti and M. Sujudi singing....
BRIGADIER GENERAL PIRNGADIE AND HIS TETAP SEGAR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS PRESENTS DOWN THE RIVERSIDE OF INDONESIA IN KRONTJONG BEAT
Here's another beautiful album from BRIGADIER GENERAL PIRNGADIE with SRI SAJEKTI singing....
Monday, May 28, 2012
BRIGADIER GENERAL RUDI PIRNGADI and his TETAP SEGAR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS PRESENTS "SINGING UNDER THE STARS"
Here's another album from Brigadier General Pirngadi....
Sunday, May 27, 2012
When this album was recorded, in 1971, Elly and Rikkert were a stoner hippie couple and they made this lovely album. They had a bit of a hit in Holland with the song De Kauwgomballenboom (The Chewing-gum Tree). Later they went heavily into Christianity and they still are, still making albums, doing television programs for kids....
Here's their website (with pages for adults and pages for kids)
And here's the album:
When I was 14, 15 years old I would often listen to Stampij, a radio-show presented by Hanneke Kappen, and she would mostly play Heavy Metal. She was also the singer of this band, White Honey and in 1979 they came out with this album....
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Well, on the cassette the title of this album is written but I'm not sure if it's the right cassette, but there are some real gems on this one....
BRIGADIER GENERAL RUDI PIRNGADI and his TETAP SEGAR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS - SONGS FROM OLD DJAKARTA IN KRONTJONG BEAT
Here's another very beautiful record from Brigadier-general Rudi Pirngadi....
BRIGADIER GENERAL RUDI PIRNGADI and his TETAP SEGAR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS - KRONTJONG BEAT GOES TO SAKURA LAND
More incredible music from the great BRIGADIER GENERAL RUDI PIRNGADI who took Krontjong music and turned it into Experimental Krontjong-Beat, incredible stuff playing at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair and he made some amazing records, you can find a few of his records on this blog already. Here's another beautiful one, Krontjong Beat Goes To Sakura Land with PRANADJAJA singing all the songs in Japanese.... Amazing stuff....
Here's another beautiful krontjong album from Brigadier General Rudy Pirngadi and his Tetap Segar Orchestra and Chorus with Rita Zaharah, M. Sujudi, Sajekti, M. Rivany and Isnarti singing.....
Got a whole bunch of (mostly 80's) Bollywood cassettes, some of them sound great others less so, old cassettes and all.... Here's the first one I'll give you, an album from Bappi Lahiri (the guy who brought disco to Bollywood) and an album from Uttam - Jagdish.... Check out the lovely song I Am A Bad Girl:)This came out in 1988....
Friday, May 25, 2012
Karinding Attack is in my humble opinion the most original, and live the greatest band active in Indonesia at this moment. That's a pretty big statement with all the incredible bands active right now, I've seen these guys live a couple of times and I'm a big fan of what they're doing. All members come out of the (Bandung) punk/hard-core scene and they're making music with traditional Sundanese instruments. They just put their cd out and the whole cd is great, very much like the Residents at times, I just love this stuff... They're beginning to get quiet a following among Bandung youngsters and what is happening is that a lot of these kids start listening a lot to traditional music like kliningan, jaipong etc. which in my opinion is a very, very good thing as a lot of this kind of music has been forgotten by most of the two generations preceding them.....
I'm giving you one song from their cd:
Karinding Attack - Lapar Ma!
Met my buddy Baruz today, he sings in Godless Symptoms (and in Balcony, hard-core pioneers and they're recording again)and they've got a new cd out, here's the first track:
GODLESS SYMPTOMS - BERAKSI LEWAT DISTORSI
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A while ago I posted the 10" version of the first album by all-girl 60's garage band The Singers. Here's the long-play version with more songs on it. Great, great stuff, this sometimes comes close to punk-rock in my view....