Music

Senandung Melagu

We always had a thing for Indonesian songs, especially those from the 60′s to 70′s. The harmonious melody adorned with effortless yet poetic lyrics. Every so often the lyrics is about love but many is about daily mundane things that you could never think people could actually make a song about it. It’s so amusing and made us laugh sometimes.

When we listened to those songs, we always imagined how it is to live in those years and how the people doing their routines back then. A certain thing we noticed about them is how cheerful is the tone of the songs with the way the singer sang, and how it evoked some kind of happiness to the people who hear the songs for the first time. They really made our day.

So, we gather some of our favourite ones in hope that you can feel the uplifting vibe even in the rainy and cloudy days (just like in Kanazawa & Bandung these days *sigh*). Here is our Senandung Melagu mixtape. You can listen on 8Tracks or just download it here.

Have a pleasant day, everyone!

Tracklist:
01. Lagu Pembuka Siaran RRI
02. Nurlaila – Bing Slamet
03. Pertemuan – Anna Mathovani
04. Minggu Jang Kutunggu – Rossy
05. Djuwita Malam – Sam Saimun
06. Untuk Paduka Jang Mulia Presiden Soekarno – Lilis Suryani
07. Si Djago Mogok – Titiek Sandhora
08. Muhammad Ali – Orkes Melaju Pengabdian
09. Bis Kota – Oslan Husein
10. Lagu Penutup Siaran RRI

 

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Summer Pops

Summer weather is our very favourite, the feeling of scattered rays hitting your skin, as you bask with a book beside a breezy window. All those long balmy days, soft summer winds and lazy nights, when it is so warm and steamy and nice.

We celebrates all the good things about the warmer months in town with endless icy treats, trips to the markets for sweet fruits, floral explosions, and impromptu road trips with all those cheerful sounds of pop songs in the backgrounds. All those lovely things are perfect to wile away the sunshine-filled season, and we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of our take on summer-loves inspired that we can refer back to when we’re lying in our beds at night tossing and turning because it’s too hot to fall asleep. That’s not to say we do really have an urge with summer, despite all of its loveliness. We just tend to forget all of its perks when complaining about the tortuous, sweaty, and unpleasant heat.

Since the high-degree Celsius is inevitable, and it somehow worsen at night, we hope these catchy tunes will helps to forget that at some point. Best served with a fan ready on your bedside, a cold tall glass of ice tea or better yet, your favorite ice cream/stick with a working air-con right above your bed.

Tracklist:
01. Clear Skies – Blueboy
02. Tangible Intangible – Fly Golden Eagle
03. Empty Nesters – Toro Y Moi
04. If It’s True – Yo La Tengo
05. Another Sunny Day – Belle and Sebastian
06. Anata Kara Toku E (Far Away From You) – Sachiko Kanenobu
07. La Prima Estate – Erlend Øye
08. Kampus Kemarau – White Shoes & The Couples Company
09. Lake Shore Drive – The Innocence Mission
10. Honey In The Sun – Camera Obscura
11. Heaven’s On Fire – The Radio Dept.
12. Don’t Wake The Dead – Guards
13. Take Me Somewhere – Tennis
14. Obscurity Knocks – Trashcan Sinatras
15. Honey Dove – Lee Fields
16. 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending) – Busker Busker
17. Here’s Where The Story Ends – The Sundays
18. Hiding Tonight – Alex Turner

 

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Late Night Drive Mixtape

We always have this peculiar feeling when we’re driving late at night. To embrace the whim of the weather because the sky can be unpredictable. The night can be still or breezy, drizzle or even a thunderstorm. But it was always exceptional when the night is clear, to feel the cold wind if you let the windows down, the sight of stars overhead transforms whatever road you’ve travelled on into a tiny twinkling marvelous constellation and to finally slow things down in order to focus and be in that moment.

And as the weather grows colder and the time is reaching 12, we always choose to play some songs that can makes us lose ourself in the sounds and keeping good company while we reminisce the day inside the car, or with the headphone when we’re on a bike. So we compiled these songs for that times when you’re behind the steer late at night before the sun is up, alone or better yet with company. Either way we hope this mixtape could accompany you on the road as you travelled back home.

Good night and safe driving, everyone!

Tracklist:
01. Skeleton Dance – Teleman
02. Latch (feat. Sam Smith) – Disclosure
03. Lari 100 (radio version) – The Sastro
04. Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men
05. Closer Than This – St. Lucia
06. Got To Give It Up (Part 1) – Marvin Gaye
07. Deep Night – Sonny Clark
08. Inside and Out – Feist
09. With You – Tennyson
10. So Close – Tom Misch & Carmody
11. Hello – SoulChef
12. 3 Days – Rhye
13. Harvest Moon – Neil Young
14. Pulang – Float
15. Photograph – Arcade Fire

Download Late Night Drive mixtape here

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Oslo’s photograph, somewhere in Bandung (2013)

Goldie Oldie Mixtape

Holla! How are you and how’s your 2014 so far? For all of you who have been wondering, yes yes we know it’s been forever since we make a mixtape post and this time we’d like to share some of our favorite songs from all the years back. Because, well, the best oldies songs are practically impossible to dislike, no matter what your age is and what is the best way to start the new year without taking a bit glimpse to the good old days?

This mixtape is dedicated to those who can appreciate the upbeat tunes that will move your feet, harmonies that will lift your spirit and sweet lyrics to remind you of the simple, carefree life, the memories of the past and dancing the night away. If you love those classic feel (some were love and some wasn’t enough lovey-dovey kind of), here is our gift to you for embracing the big two-o-one-four with such a good note and hopefully it can swept you away for a walk down back to the memory lane, whilst daydreaming on a grass fields, and having fun reminiscing with your dear ones. Either way, happy listening!

Oh and do you have your personal favorite song(s) from those goldie-oldie era? Drop us the youtube link, soundcloud, spotify or anything below on the comment box, we’d love to get swept away by yours too!

Tracklist:
01. Good Old Days (The Little Rascals Theme Song) – Leroy Shield (1930)
02. Singing In The Rain – Gene Kelly (1952)
03. Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris (1957)
04. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations (1968)
05. The Pushbike Song – The Mixtures (1970)
06. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham! (1984)
07. Groovin’ – The Young Rascals (1967)
08. You To Me are Everything – The Real Thing (1976)
09. Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel – Tavares (1976)
10. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops (1965)
11. (I Don’t Know Why) But I Do – Clarence “Frogman” Henry (1961)
12. Mermaid – Tatsuro Yamashita (1985)
13. Moon River – Audrey Hepburn (1961)
14. Karma Chameleon – Culture Club (1983)
15. Kamina – Ry-Co Jazz (1966)
16. Feeling Good – Nina Simone (1965)
17. Suliram – Miriam Makeba (1960)

Download Goldie Oldie mixtape here

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Oslo’s photograph, somewhere in Bandung (2010)

Hello Sunshine

We don’t know where you are this Sunday morning, but we’re sitting by a foggy window pane watching the sun slowly comes up and secretly thanking God, Monday is still tomorrow (or is it tomorrow after? :p)

There are a few things that go with the usual Sunday like this. Cups of mint tea, the woolly embrace of our blankie, and a perfect soundtracks for a day of hibernation in the background. A music for those days when you just want to get the weight of the world off your shoulders is to dance it off or else, a reminder for us to slow down for today. When you just want to gently coax out of bed like the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

So sit back, take another sip of tea, and if you like, have a listen to our new mixtape. Happy (lazy) Sunday!

Tracklist:
01. Sunday Morning – The Velvet Underground
02. Gobbledigook - Sigur Rós
03. Summertime – The Sundays
04. Mornin’ – Star Slinger
05. Talamak – Toro Y Moi
06. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
07. Utopian Dream – Pure Saturday
08. You Remind Me of Home – Ben Gibbard
09. Step – Vampire Weekend
10. The Lucky One – Au Revoir Simone
11. You and I – Wilco
12. Regular Town – New Navy
13. Sunny Road – Emiliana Torini
14. Ljósið - Ólafur Arnalds
15. Baibaba Bimba – Tenniscoats

Download Hello Sunshine mixtape here

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Watercolor illustration by Morrie. “Hello Sunshine” typography by Oslo.