Grey Filastine‘s ecologically-minded Indonesia-based Kickstarter project is pretty awesome. Filastine, Nova, and friends are looking to cover post-production costs for their two music videos filmed in sites of massive ecological friction in Indonesia.
I’ve seen a lot of the footage and heard the music and it’s impressive. For example: “Gendjer combines a lost style of clandestine Indonesian soul music with traditional shadow-theater as a ritual of counter-hegemonic brainwashing. Get it? You will when you see the video.”
which gamelan is the craziest? some performers of the javanese style told me (and would no doubt tell you) that balinese gamelan is noisy, rough and too fast. great. (de)-tuned drums, 88 and more.
Balinese Legong / from
…and the dance. watch the eyes. “I was a bit hesitant to upload this video because I find the dancers’ movements to be somewhat unrefined and a bit too frenetic.”
london’s 23 Skidoo started out in the late 70s playing industrial/post-punk and moved into dub and breaks before forming ronin records (one of the best UK hiphop labels). inbetween this, the band spent a lot of time in indonesia… and released a record called urban gamelan. wot u call it? police cars with gongs on the roof rack clang across the intersection.
23 Skidoo – Sirens