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Play Sirens : Pertama Kalinya Kolaborasi Musisi Indie dari Indonesia dengan Distrik Seni Terkemuka di Korea

thedyingsirens adalah proyek musik kolaboratif asal Jakarta yang dibentuk pada tahun 2002 lalu. Hingga kini thedyingsirens sudah merilis tiga mini album dan tiga album (termasuk) split albumnya bersama band bernama Pop Up yang dirilis Desember 2012.

Seperti kita ketahui, keunikan kolektif ini terletak pada pelibatan musisi-musisi berbeda dalam setiap penampilan mereka di atas panggung maupun selama proses rekaman. Nama-nama seperti Ramondo Gascaro, Anda Perdana, hingga Yudhi Arfani pun sempat menyumbang warna untuk musik thedyingsirens. Jadi memang tepat rasanya jika tahun ini, thedyingsirens kembali membawa angin segar di kancah musik indie Indonesia dengan album terbaru mereka, ‘Our Times Our Feelings’.

thedyingsirens amat senang mengeksplorasi dan menangkap keragaman dan mengungkapkannya melalui musik mereka. Karena itu, kontribusi berbagai individu dengan latar belakang selera musik yang berbeda yang diboyong Uga (frontman thedyingsirens) di album ini — mulai dari Gabriel Mayo (Vox), Dhendy Mawardi (Little Space Donkey), Branandi W Madya K (Friday), Pronky Karamoy (eks Alien Sick) sampai Olivia Imelda dan Stephanie Eka (Back Vocal Bin Harlan) membuat thedyingsirens terdengar makin catchy. Meminjam peribahasa asing, mungkin kita bisa bilang, “the old dog has learn some new tricks“.

Trik lain yang juga dibawa oleh kolektif ini ada hubungannya dengan demam K-Pop yang merajak di dunia akhir-akhir ini. Tidak, mereka tidak akan melakukan koreografi sinkron dengan memakai kostum ketat dan mewah. Mereka juga tidak punya agenda berbagi panggung dengan Girls’ Generation atau Big Bang. Tapi ya, mereka mungkin akan jadi band indie rock Indonesia pertama yang tampil di Korea Selatan, di distrik seni terkemuka di Seoul, untuk melakukan kolaborasi dengan sesama seniman dan musisi setempat.

Adalah LetsPlayPlanet – social innovation enterprise di Korea, yang menghubungkan thedyingsirens untuk mengerjakan sebuah proyek kolaborasi musik dan seni bersama komunitas lokal – Mullae Art Village di Seoul. LetsPlayPlanet (letsplayplanet.com) adalah sebuah platform online yang bertujuan untuk menciptakan dampak sosial offline. LetsPlayPlanet menyediakan pengalaman perjalanan lokal otentik untuk mengembangkan pemahaman antarbudaya, ikut serta dalam mendukung ekonomi lokal, meningkatkan kesadaran dan membuat teman baru dari seluruh dunia.

Mullae Art Village sendiri adalah rumah di mana terdapat berbagai 200 seniman tinggal dan 100 studio seni yang aktif. Mullae Art Village adalah  “Desanya para seniman”.

Jadi pada tanggal 8-10 November 2013, thedyingsirens akan menyebar cinta mereka ke tanah Ginseng dan menjadi salah satu performer dalam VIA FESTIVAL : “Various Integrative Artistic Festival” http://www.viaf.or.kr/. Dengan set akustik, mereka akan memperkenalkan album terbaru mereka, ‘Our Times Our Feelings’, yang sebagian besar masih mengusung tema cinta, dengan lagu-lagu seperti ‘Our Times Our Feelings’, beberapa lagu lama mereka dengan interpretasi baru, dengan tambahan amunisi baru seperti ‘Happiness Is A Hoax’ dan ‘#99’.

Jika tak dapat menyaksikan langsung thedyingsirens menaklukan Korea, beli dan nikmati album Our Times Our Feelings yang sudah dirilis hari ini di http://bit.ly/tdsOTOF. Our Times Our Feelings berisi lagu baru, lagu lama, remixes, cover version dan demo, juga tembang lama yang belum pernah dirilis oleh thedyingsirens, yaitu ‘Karma’, hasil kolaborasi dengan Sato Kazama, dan “Teman Baikku Mati Bunuh Diri”, lagu ciptaan Uga yang biasa dimainkan bersama project puisi perkusifnya, Otak and Chair.

‘Teman Baikku Mati Bunuh Diri’ sendiri direkam live dengan format tiga gitaris: Uga, Ichol (Seqouia), BMPK (The Miskins), bass: Mahadevi Khrisnaphari (Belladonna), keyboards: Tania Ranidhianti (Clover), drums: Christo Putra (Dear Nancy), djembe: Kemal P Ariadi (Otak and Chair), Ichsan Tirtana (Otak and Chair/dzeek), dan Hersubkhan Erdien (Otak and Chair/dzeek) dengan permainan yang tak lazim, menggabungkan elemen gitar yang beruntun. Dan tidak hanya itu, kita juga akan menemukan sosok gitaris tangguh bernama Adrian Adioetomo dibalik lagu ‘Never Was You’, yang memberi nyawa tambahan pada lagu ini melalui permainan slide gitarnya.

 

ENGLISH

Play Sirens : The First Collaboration Between Indie Musician from Indonesia with The Most Influential Art DIstrict in Korea

Thedyingsirens is a Jakarta based collaborative musical project formed in 2002. Until now thedyingsirens has already released three albums and three mini albums (including) a split album with a band called Pop Up which was released in December 2012.

As we know, this collective’s uniqueness lies in their involving different musicians on stages or during their recording processes. Names like Ramondo Gascaro, Anda Perdana, and Yudhi Arfani also had contributed their color to thedyingsirens’ music. So it’s only right if this year, thedyingsirens are back to bring some fresh air to the Indonesian indie music scene with their upcoming album ‘Our Times Our Feelings’.

The contribution of various individuals with different tastes of music that Uga (thedyingsirens’ frontman) brought in this album — from Gabriel Mayo (Vox), Dhendy Mawardi (Little Space Donkey), Branandi W. Madya K. (Friday), Pronky Karamoy (former member of Alien Sick) to Olivia Imelda and Stephanie Eka (Bin Harlan’s Back Vocal) makes thedyingsirens sounded more catchy. Maybe we can put it this way, the old dog has learn some new tricks.

Another trick brought to the table by this collective has got something to do with the uprising K-Pop craze around the globe. Nope, they are not going to perform a synchronized choreography along with some tight and glitzy costumes on them. Not also will they share the stage with Girls’ Generation or Big Bang. But yes, they maybe the first Indonesian Indie Rock act to perform in South Korea, at Seoul’s prominent art districts, collaborating with fellow artists and musicians from the local scene.

It is PlayPlanet – an Incheon-based social innovation enterprise, who’s connected thedyingsirens to work on a musical and art collaboration project with the artists community in Mulllae Art Village, Seoul. PlayPlanet (www.letsplayplanet.com) is an online platform aiming to create offline social impact by experiencing authentic and local journey to develop an intercultural understanding, partake in supporting the local economy, raising awareness and making new friends from around the globe.

Mullae Art Village itself http://www.letsplayplanet.com/en/experience/4104718592/ it’s a unique art community in Seoul – a home of approximately 100studios and 200 active artists. It is actually a ‘village’ of artists.

So on 8-10 November, 2013, thedyingsirens will spread their love to the land of Ginseng and will take a part as performer at VIA FESTIVAL –  “Various Artistic Integrative Festival” http://www.viaf.or.kr/ . With an acoustic set, they will be introducing their mostly love-oriented themed upcoming album ‘Our Times Our Feelings’ with songs like ‘Our Times Our Feelings’, some different takes on their old songs, plus some new ammunitions like ‘Happiness Is A Hoax’ and ‘#99’.

If you cannot afford to witness thedyingsirens conquer South Korea yourself, buy and enjoy their freshly released album, Our Times Our Feelings on http://bit.ly/tdsOTOF. Our Times Our Feelings consisted of thedyingsirens’ new songs, old songs, remixes, cover versions and demo versions. You can also enjoy ‘Karma’, an old song that has never been released by thedyingsirens, a result of their collaboration with Sato Kazama, and also “Teman Baikku Mati Bunuh Diri”, a song Uga wrote and is usually played with his percussive poetry project, Otak and Chair.

“Teman Baikku Mati Bunuh Diri” itself was recorded live with three guitarists format: Uga, Ichol (Sequoia), BMPK (The Miskins), and on bass: Mahadevi Khrisnaphari (Belladonna), keyboards: Tania Ranidhianti (Clover), drums: Christo Putra (Dear Nancy), djembe: Kemal P Ariadi (Otak and Chair), Ichsan Tirtana (Otak and Chair/dzeek), and Hersubkhan Erdien (Otak and Chair/dzeek) with an unusual play, combining elements of streaking guitar sounds. Not only that, you will also will find a figure of formidable guitarist named Adrian Adioetomo behind the song ‘Never Was You’, who gave an extra life to this song with his slide guitar play.

For more information about this event :
thedyingsirens : thedyingsirens@gmail.com
                              +6281290801270
                              +6281210157518
PlayPlanet :       novi.kresnamurti@gmail.com
                              hello@letsplayplanet.com

 

Our Times Our Feelings

TRACK LIST

  1. Karma (feat. Sato Kazama)
  2. Our Times Our Feelings
  3. Happiness Is A Hoax
  4. #99
  5. Never Was You
  6. The Rain Song
  7. The Falls Of The Idiot
  8. Be With You (Re-Recorded Version)
  9. Philophobia
  10. Lovely Eyes
  11. ByeBye
  12. Teman Baikku Mati Bunuh Diri
  13. The Falls Of The Idiot (Tims Dub Laid Back Remix)
  14. Lovely Eyes (Pronx Remix)
  15. Our Times Our Feelings (Pugar Restu Julian Remix)
  16. Our Times Our Feelings (MFFM Remix)
  17. ByeBye (feat. FLIM)
  18. Our Times Our Feelings (feat. Nivellism)
  19. Want To Say (feat. A Pair Of Us)
  20. ByeBye (Acoustic)
  21. Lovely Eyes (Acoustic)
  22. Our Times Our Feelings (Acoustic)
  23. Our Times Our Feelings (Demo)

 

“Our Times Our Feelings” on iTunes: http://bit.ly/tdsOTOF

 

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