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1. Burung Biru

Burung Biru

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4. Burung Biru Jadi Laut Biru

  • Published: 2015-03-26T01:34:47Z
  • By Akkun
Burung Biru Jadi Laut Biru

Rombak acak-acak liriknya. YYYEEE

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5. Thought Pieces

Thought Pieces

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6. Navicula - Do It Yourself Is Dead, Now We Do It Together

Navicula - Do It Yourself Is Dead, Now We Do It Together

This track is shared with permission by the band, in support of the account holder's academic research on rock music in post-bomb Bali and dissertation blog, "Indie Music in Post-bomb Bali" ( To legally purchase this awesome album, visit the iTunes store.

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7. Sari Nymphea On Balinese Women In Rock

Sari Nymphea On Balinese Women In Rock

This is an excerpt from a 2010 interview with Sari from the alternative rock band Nymphea. I asked Sari why she thinks there are so few women fronting rock bands in Bali. This is her reply: Um actually, I’m really lucky because my parents approved, you know. In my opinion anyway, in most areas it’s rare that women can enter the world of rock music because the do not get permission from their parents. The majority of parents, at least in Indonesia, in my experience, feel like, “don’t go there,” what’s more to the world of rock music. Music alone is already thought to be associated with drugs, drinking alcohol, and stuff like that. So, they’re more careful with girls, maybe because of this general idea that girls cannot take protect themselves like boys can, so it has become innate like that. Fortunately for me, my family, well when my dad was young he loved music and had a band, too. In my family my uncle and aunts all had bands. And my mom, well, whatever I enjoy doing, my mom can accept. She’s just that way. For example last time, when we went to Jakarta...well here in Bali, especially for a woman to work in a band, it’s hard to get permission to go to Jakarta if they don’t have a sibling living there. It is highly unlikely. But I was given permission, and I am grateful to my parents because they continue to be my number one supporters. Now the other reason I’m really attracted to rock music is because from a young age, well my brothers, they always listened to music rock all the time when they were young, and so I heard it all the time, too. So I don’t know, I guess it’s my upbringing.

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8. Serdadu Burung Biru.MP3

Serdadu Burung Biru.MP3

iseng-iseng menunggu pagi, lagu ini direkam seadanya dikamar mandi.

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9. Prima Geekssmile on the Meaning of Indie

Prima Geekssmile on the Meaning of Indie

This is an excerpt from an interview with Bali rock band Geekssmile. The band's vocalist, Prima, explains what the term "indie" means to him. A translation of the excerpt follows: Indie, perhaps we go one by one, ya. For me personally, indie means doing all the work yourself. You do everything by yourself. You create your album design, you selling your albums yourself, your handle your own production. There isn’t any interference. You enjoy the results yourself. If you work hard, you can, you can become successful. If you work half-assed, you’ll use up all your money, but you won’t get anything out of it. That's the point. The more extreme you can be independent, the more substantial the results. There is this band in Jogja, Cranial Insicored. They mix metal together with avant-garde jazz and it works. They have fans and even their own fans cannot define the music or how they should headbang at their gigs. They just do not know what to do. So they just stand there. They just stand while the band is playing. They just stand but they buy it. I buy it. The tshirts I buy them, I buy the CDs, I admire the guys. I spoke to the frontman, lots of times, and he said to me, do what you got to do man. Do not follow others. That's the point of it: Being consistent in everything. And when you see the same people, oh she knows what she is doing, people will come at you and say hey come to my gig, man, you gotta play. Because you live from it. Even though I'm not living from my music now, but I hope someday I can live from it. So thats what indie means to me. It's not a genre of music, no, no. It's everything that you have done for yourself and its about being independent. That's all. So when you want to write lyrics, any kind of lyrics you can make it. No person will intervene on what you do. I want my music to be like this. Go ahead. What determines the market is how far you can push people to receive your music. How far you can weaken yourself to be accepted by others. How far you can strategize. And if in the end no one wants to buy your music, you can sell your merchandise. So, what kind of tshirt is that? Is that a new design? Yeah, yeah it's from a band. Oh really? Yes it's a brand. The band is a brand. So if you can not sell your music Because you...I just can not listen to your music then let me buy your tshirt, man. You can still live from your tshirts. That's it.

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10. Jerinx SID On 2002 Bali Bombing

Jerinx SID On 2002 Bali Bombing

This is an excerpt from my 4 April 2009 interview with Superman Is Dead at drummer Jerinx's venue, Twice Bar, in Kuta. Below is a translation of the majority of this selection: “So it happened like this, in the case of SID: We were actually really helped by the first bombing. That was one of the factors that gave us an advantage. The benefit was that, although we actually would have chosen not to have it happen that way, after the bomb, all eyes were on Bali, everyone wanted to support Bali. After the bombs there were many music events in Bali, including really big ones, like Bali for the World. SID always joined, but we were still like nobody back then. But at first, for the Balinese people, they experienced SID’s spirit through our performance, you know. This band represented the spirit of Balinese people to never give up. So from there, from the feedback of that huge audience—and the show was broadcast on TV everywhere—from there the major labels in Jakarta became interested in us. It was one of the important events that helped us to be recognized by the labels. Well, after the bomb, SID joined a major label, and music—not only in Bali, but in Indonesia—was really different. Bands that could never join a label before SID, like underground bands, could now enter the mainstream labels. We were the first. And after that, labels in Indonesia started looking for bands similar to SID. Burgerkill and Rocket Rockers joined Sony, and after that Navicula and The Hydrant got the chance to join major labels. And that was the bomb’s affect, not just in Bali but throughout Indonesia. And then it opened up opportunities for many bands; it turns out that in Indonesia it’s not only mainstream bands [that succeed].”

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11. Robi And Lakota On Music Activism

Robi And Lakota On Music Activism

This is an excerpt of an interview with Robi, frontman for rock band Navicula, and Lakota, writer, former NGO advisor, and communications specialist. The couple has been at the forefront of eco-activism in Indonesia for many years, and in 2010, I asked them to explain music's effectiveness as a form of activism. This is their reply: Robi: Yeah, what I mean is not only music, but you can convey something through fun [entertainment]. Through serious means like nonprofits or NGOs it is not guaranteed that you will accomplish radical change in society, moreover, change a culture that has been going the same way for years. But I believe that water can make a hole in a stone. So, if you do it consistently, [change will happen]. Lakota: Actually that's why we often partner with NGOs that do something [related], because it like that. For example [Navicula] wrote a song about water issues that were appropriate for the Live Earth event recently. Or songs about over-consumption or global warming. We often partner together with NGOs because then if the fans have more specific questions, we can direct them to the nonprofits. Robi: Right. Lakota: What’s the point if the musicians answer those questions? It’s better if they are the bridge. Robi: Better to leave it to the experts. Musicians become the bridge: A bridge between an issue that occurs, a fact, a statistic, the data in this database, and ordinary people who do not know how to access this. We are the bridge. If you want to know more, go over there. But there are rumors like this you know. And the concept, or the various concepts like the Science in Music compilation album, that’s the idea. LIPI, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences is a data bank. There is all this data provided by professors who have gone bald spending decades meticulously investigating something. But ordinary people don’t know what they have researched. Music is the bridge. And people, professors do not know how to convey the information to the public. But with music, the information can get through.

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12. Igo Blado & Rudolf Dethu On The Birth Of Bali's Music Industry

Igo Blado & Rudolf Dethu On The Birth Of Bali's Music Industry

This is an excerpt of an interview with Igo Blado, musician, event manager, and artist manager, and Rudolf Dethu, writer, event manager, and former manager for Bali rock bands Superman Is Dead and Navicula. Way back in 2009, when I had just begun my dissertation research on indie music in post-bomb Bali, I sat down with Igo and Dethu and asked them to tell me about Bali's music industry. Below is an English translation of this interview excerpt: Igo: I see it like this: So after the first bomb, the nation was largely focused on recovery for Bali at that time. And large concerts were staged, and all of the big bands [from Jakarta, Bandung, etc.] were brought here as a gesture of sympathy and to improve conditions, brighten the spirit, etc. And the only Bali band that was known at that time was Superman is Dead. And indeed they were the most capable to represent Bali because they had been a big fan base. Bali had already released three albums independently. Yeah, if compared to other bands, they were the biggest. And they deserved to represent Bali, because of their large fan base. And from there…because it happened that a lot of great bands, well-known bands would come and Superman is Dead played really well. Naturally, it all stems from there so yes, arguably [the bombings] were one of the [defining] moments. Eventually SID was picked up by Sony, and in cooperation with Sony they released their album nationally. And it was a success. As Dethu just said, a sales success. They became a new icon in the history of Indonesian rock. A new icon. And it makes sense that, after Superman is Dead managed to become an icon, all the young people realized, Balinese bands could really make it. There is a new choice. If at first, this wasn’t possible. Typically before [the bombings], bands were marginalized, only playing in cafés. That was actually the peak, in the beginning. The starting point for Balinese music artists began to create their own works. Dethu: It's like a wake up call. Igo: For bands to create their own works. Because they had already seen a successful example. And SID was the starting point. Although there had already been a lot of bands that did that, but none became an icon before SID. They were not the first, but they were the first to succeed. And from there, if we trace from 2003, right after that there was Navicula, and everyone got serious. Everyone got serious. And when they started to get serious, automatically their music improved as well. Dethu: And do you know how easy it was for me to offer Navicula, when they asked me what other band from Bali is good? “Oh this other band that I’m managing.” That’s what I said when the Sony guy asked me. He had a nickname, the Golden Ear, because of the bands that he picked up, and Superman is Dead was the most recent. Then he asked and I said, “Oh Navicula is good.” “Oh, really? And if we invite them to join Sony would they agree?” “Definitely!” Even though thousands were queuing tto sign with Sony and had been unsuccessful. All because of [the bombing]. Maybe it was shocking for people. And so Navicula gained a majory Cuman because sangking ... maybe shocking yes for people. And so Navicula signed with a major label, and Bali went crazy! Igo: So, this public belief in music, that music was an option, a professional option… Dethu: It finally happened. And maybe because it was like people were finally waking up, after the bombing they could open their eyes. "Fine wrote streets continued. So it wasn’t the bomb’s influence. It was the music’s influence. Igo: That new excitement, yeah.

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13. Marmar On Gamelan And Modern Music

Marmar On Gamelan And Modern Music

This is an excerpt of a 2009 interview with Balinese musician, tattoo artist, and ogoh ogoh maker Marmar, which took place in his tattoo studio in Denpasar, Bali. Marmar described his experience taking up a study of Balinese beleganjur after having spent his youth mastering metal and punk rock. An artistic chameleon as at home in the tattoo studio as the Hindu temple, Marmar likens the technique to simply changing artistic mediums. An English translation of this excerpt follows: Ah gamelan, gamelan in fact, when compared to modern music, is actually very similar. It stays, well for me personally, since childhood I have lived in an environment where our indigenous traditions are still very strong ... so since childhood, for every major religious celebration I have gone to the temple and I have always listened to traditional music. And I really like art like shadow puppetry. I always remember the tunes for the songs and the themes, like who is coming, is it the king or his servant or other subordinate, I can remember all of that. Because from a young age I liked to watch shadow theatre too. So traditional music isn’t all that difficult for me. Because it's just like this: So from the modern music I was playing I just moved to a different medium, to traditional music instruments. Maybe the notes are more limited but it’s the same: I can memorize it all by singing the tunes.

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15. Sangkuriang - Balonku kebunku burungku gundul (woyo woyo)

  • Published: 2010-08-24T02:37:26Z
  • By ghopal
Sangkuriang - Balonku kebunku burungku gundul (woyo woyo)

Balonku ada lima Rupa-rupa warnanya Hijau, kuning, kelabu Merah muda dan biru Meletus balon hijau DOR! Hatiku sangat kacau Balonku tinggal empat Kupegang erat-erat Lihat kebunku penuh dengan bunga ada yang putih, dan ada yang merah setiap hari kusiram semua mawar melati, semuanya indah! Burung kakaktua hinggap di jendela Nenek sudah tua giginya tinggal dua Trek-jing ... trek-jing ... Trek-jing tra-la-la Trek-jing ... trek-jing ... Trek-jing tra-la-la Trek-jing ... trek-jing ... Trek-jing tra-la-la gundul2 paculcul kepelengan nunggi2 wakulkul kepelengan bakul nggelimpang segane jadi sak latar wakul ngglimpang segane dadi sak latar

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16. Burung Kutilang (Instrumental) (Ibu Soed)

Burung Kutilang (Instrumental) (Ibu Soed)

Didedikasikan untuk seluruh anak Indonesia dimanapun kalian berada :) Lagu ini diciptakan oleh Ibu Saridjah Niung atau lebih dikenal dengan nama Ibu Soed, tokoh musik 3 zaman, yang sudah berkarier di bidang musik bahkan sebelum era kemerdekaan Indonesia. Untuk lebih lengkapnya seputar profil Ibu Soed silahkan buka halaman ini: Berawal dari pembicaraan dengan salah satu senior di organisasi musik pada waktu saya kuliah dulu, muncul keinginan untuk membawakan kembali lagu anak-anak yang betul-betul ditujukan untuk anak-anak, lagu yang masih sarat dengan unsur pendidikan, keindahan, keharmonisan dengan alam, dan juga lagu yang tidak menghilangkan jiwa kanak-kanak yang senang bermain, karena saya sangat prihatin, di jaman sekarang ini anak-anak Indonesia dijejali dengan lagu-lagu yang temanya untuk konsumsi orang dewasa, hingga banyak anak sekarang banyak yang menjadi dewasa sebelum waktunya. Saya merasa terpanggil untuk membawakan kembali salah satu dari sekian banyak lagu anak-anak di zaman saya, walaupun cuma instrumental. Apabila anda punya anak kecil dirumah, bisa juga anda perdengarkan lagu ini ke anak anda, sambil anda nyanyikan liriknya :) Saya memakai tuning Open G, yang lazim digunakan dalam musik Country ataupun Blues, ini salah satu cara saya dalam mempelajari chord pada Open Tuning, karena open G lebih banyak varian chordnya dibandingkan Open E/D. Dan seharusnya saya memakai gitar klasik (senar nylon), tapi berhubung gitar klasik saya sudah dibobok untuk dijadikan eksperimen resonator, jadi... Senar besi pun tak apa-apa xD. Semoga berkenan! Lirik: Di pucuk pohon cempaka Burung kutilang berbunyi Bersiul-siul sepanjang hari Dengan tak jemu-jemu Mengangguk-angguk sambil berseru Tri li li li li li li li li Sambil berloncat-locatan Paruhnya selalu terbuka Digeleng-gelengkan kepalanya Menentang langit biru Tandanya suka ia berseru Tri li li li li li li li li

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17. Burung Garuda

Burung Garuda

Lirik: terbang bersama dua ekor burung garuda burung lagenda burung usul dongeng panglima siapa maha kaya wira satria setia untuk raja pendekar pantang derhaka statik batu jam randik kaku kinetik kelu tenaga beku entropi sketika tidak berlaku racuni lojika akal si makhluk seluruh kampung layan dadah merdu si kaya tolong bekalkan tabak candu lepas satu satu mati asap kelabu dari nenek ke cucu semua kena tipu tiap sen dirompak dari keluarga miskin muka copak makan sisa dan belen ke atas didongak mulut terbukak tunggu dengan cuak siapa menang dapat lemak kenapa dihina manusia? kenapa dicerca orang-orang kita? kenapa diseksa tuhan hamba punya? kenapa boleh luka hubungan sesama kita? bukankah kita sesama saudara merah biru kuning putih kibar bendera sudah tipu pening letih khabar si dusta lidah kelu sering fasih bakar kata nyata aku si bodoh kurang ilmu sekurang-kurangnya aku tahu apa yang otakku mampu bahagi tolak darab dan campur ada yang mulut terbukak tapi suara tersimpul satu aliran sungai berkata-kata bersefahaman hujan rintik di dada nak cuba jahanamkan laknat si ketua nak cuba kambuskan firasat hitam bara

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