Monday, February 7, 2011

Audio: Sharkmove - Evil War // Indonesian Funk: Those Shocking Shaking Days // Now Again Records

Download: Sharkmove - Evil War MP3

Now Again Records the good friends of Stonesthrow, present their new Release "Indonesian Funk: Those Shocking Shaking Days" with raw indonesian progressive and psychedelic Funk off the 70's. This is my musical success for today. Get more infos after the jump or via NA.



Release date: March 8, 2011
Available NOW exclusively at Stones Throw

Now-Again Records presents a new, essential entry into the growing
phenomenon known as Psych-Funk with Those Shocking Shaking Days: the untold
story of Indonesia’s various underground 70s musical scenes.

Few are aware of the progressive music scenes from 1970s Indonesia, as
censorship imposed by the dictator Suharto lead to crackdowns on those
courageous enough to rebel. This insurgent sound - marked by relentless
fuzz, over the top, politically charged lyrics, strong rhythms and a cranky
low-fidelity - is as similar to that of Rare Earth protégés Power of Zeus as
it is to that of South Korean psych-god Shin Jung Hyun. It is as informed by
James Brown’s funk as it is by the hard, progressive rock of Deep Purple and
King Crimson.

This anthology contains 20 tracks of hard, psychedelic, progressive rock and
funk that has been largely unheard or ignored outside of the confines of
this island nation. This is all thanks to the tireless (and expensive)
research of Canadian hip hop producer and Southeast Asian music specialist
Jason “Moss” Connoy, the trust that Indonesian rock legend Benny Soebardja
placed in Now-Again Records as he traversed his homeland’s islands securing
the necessary rights for the tracks contained within this anthology, and the
cultural context added to the proceedings by Indonesian ex-pat Chandra
Drews, who assisted in a track-by-track annotation.

This anthology is the first of its kind – the first Western-based survey of
the most impressive organizations to offer their take on the psychedelic and
progressive rock and funk sounds during the shocking, shaking days of
Suharto’s regime. This gem can be purchased as a deluxe “mini-LP” tip on
sleeve CD or a 3 LP triple paste on gatefold. Included are extensive liner
notes, photographs, ephemera in full color booklets and, of course, fully
restored and remastered audio.

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