HARRY ROESLI GANG - Titik Api 2xLP

HARRY ROESLI GANG - Titik Api 2xLP

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Label: La Munai Records Mid seventies was a very critical period in the Indonesian music scene. Rock music dominated the scene and many rock bands played cover version of legendary bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, ELP, Genesis, Kansas etc. But in another stream, there was a movement by a group of musicians / bands who really searched for their own identity by exploring their music talents. One was Guruh Soekarno Putro (the son of Indonesian first president) with his colleagues in Gipsy who made their activities around Menteng area (Jakarta's Beverly Hills). The other one was Harry Roesli in Bandung. Both groups explore the possibilities to marry traditional music with pentatonic notes and modern music equipment with diatonic notes. Titik Api is an album by musician Harry Roesli, released in 1976 by Aktuil Magazine. It was placed in 53rd in the list of "150 Best Indonesian Albums" by Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine published in issue # 32 in December 2007. Harry Roesli was a prominent member of the tradisi baru (new tradition), Indonesian artists who emerged in the 1970s, although his lifework and critical accomplishments are little known outside of Java. Roesli worked with musicians, poets, and playwrights who were committed to experimenting with traditional culture in order to address contemporary society. While Guruh Gipsy's successful efforts to blend gamelan Bali with what at that time so called "art rock"music or symphonic prog under current terminology. While in Bandung, supported by well known music magazine which helped the acceleration of rock music in Indonesia, AKTUIL, resulted Harry Roesli's "Titik Api" in 1976, the last of it’s trilogy album that included Philosophy Gang and Ken Arok.

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