Friday, February 27, 2009

Waldorf Records: Zeitlos

Waldorf Records,
Releasing Zeitlos some years ago which is one of my all time favorite Synthesizer driven, Chill out album. Made by a company who made legendary synthesizers such as the Wave, Microwave, Q and Pulse, this album exlusively featuring their instrument as the highlight.

It contained 11 tracks of great recorded materials, which samples can be listened from the web site.

The Album, along with more Waldorf Records release can be had from their online shop.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rhythm of Reformation

Rhythm of Reformation
This Album is another breakthrough from Krakatau, which is a supreme art work of Indonesian Traditional Percussions, featuring: Genjring, Terbang, Rebana, Kendang, Dog-dog, Ceng-ceng, Kempli, Jengglong, Lodang, Bedug, Taganing, Gondang, Karinding, Bonang, Kempul, Selentem, Gong and Drum Kit.

A great taster of the energetic and mystical Indonesia world of music, mainly for those who like to explore the more universal side of percussion based music.

Also available as an i-tunes download:

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Inspiration of the day

"Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless, one had better know the rules" -Samuel Butler, novelist and satirist

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mystical Mist - Magical Match

Mystical Mist - Magical Match,
Are two of my favorite album of the older form of Krakatau Band. Featuring Dwiki Dharmawan as the Keyboardist and a mixture of Jazz Music and Indonesian Traditional Instruments such as:
Rebab, Suling, Kendang, Saron and Bonang.

For the fans of such type of music, these album are now very rare and hard to get. But sometime Warta Jazz might have a copy or two:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Music for World's Peace

Enter World Peace Orchestra;
Directed by Dwiki Dharmawan as a keyboardist, featured in the July 2008 edition of Keyboard Magazine, USA:
My Highest salute to Dwiki and the whole team that put music in such a glorious way.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Last nite I just saw a very good moral movie, which imho going to be a great watch for the whole family.

The film called: Slumdog Millionaire

It's amazing that a UK director could tell a story about India like that. I enjoy everything about this award winning movie, the picture, the music,the energy. The acting are just regular, but the overall of "feel good" ambiance is refreshing and teach something about being "grateful".

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Favorite Korean Soup

Do you like Korean food? Nice dishes during cold, such as:
Yukaejang (also called: Yookaejang/Yukejon/Yuhkejahng); a spicy beef soup, which is a
fav of mine.

Samgyetang; a ginseng chicken soup, which is my mom's fav, mainly during recovery from flu.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Warta Jazz

The best place to follow about the latest information about Jazz Music in Indonesia, mainly about the mixture with Indonesian Traditional Instrument.
Also don't forget the visit or e-mail the store to buy directly, at:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2009 Dream Home Studio

A happy surroundings really supporting the creativity.
I do enjoy the interior aspect and the studio comfort factor and found it rather inspiring.
Lately, I'm thinking, If I were starting up again (or win a lottery )..may be I'd start with just:
- A powerful PC with a single 22" LCD, using a decent PCI express VGA card, running sonar 8 PE, plus:
* a Sonic Core XITE-1 + Solaris 5 and other synth plug-ins
* a TC powercore Express + Virus, MD3, Harmony4 plug in (I love vocal harmony)
- Kurzweil PC3x 88 weighted keys and the free editor
- CME UF 70 76 synth action keyboard controller + ASX board
- A Korg Wavedrum + Charlie Labs Digitar which I currently own
- Adam Audio active speaker monitor + sub woofer
- A decent headphone + Some decent mics
- Small Digital/USB2 mixer (+ high quality audio cables) with fx
- an 8 in/out USB midi interface
- A rack for some of my current analogs such as:
MKS-70 + PG-800
Pulse+, BSR, MED (doubled as analog filter processors)
- Analog pedals such as: Rat's and BOSS Hyperfuzz and SYB-3
- A bunch of plug-ins (including freebies) such as:
Korg Legacy collection, Proteus VX, etc

THAT's about it.
Less Cables
Less Hassles
Less Maintenance
and more energy for the creativity and budget for the room's acoustic and other comfort factor

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Melacca Peaceful Evening

A peaceful evening on an empty street during our trip to Melacca. Which has a very nice old town with some traditional food and merchandise..

Monday, February 2, 2009