Nusasonic Mix #1 w/ Wok the Rock
16 July 2021
Wok The Rock
This first mix of Nusasonic is created by one of their curators, Wok The Rock. It starts with a series of chaotic-aggresive tracks and followed with turbulent anxious beats which suddenly flow into a precarious hope. Featuring collaborative work from Nusasonic previous artists Pisitakun (Bangkok) and Gabber Modus Operandi (Denpasar), 2 Burmese electronic artists Dassatha and Thxa Soe, contemporary gamelan and angklung works by Julian Abraham Togara (Medan), Jay Afrisando (Jogja), maestro Dewa Alit and his super ensemble Gamelan Salukat (Bali), Wok is very proud to introduce an extraordinary electronic producer Asep Nayak from Wamena, Papua.
As part of a collaboration with Nusasonic, Cashmere Radio broadcasts a series of commissioned radio episodes and mixes from music initiatives and collectives across Southeast Asia and beyond.
Nusasonic itself is a multi-year project that plunges into a broad spectrum of experimental sound and music cultures in Southeast Asia, enabling dialogue within the region, with Europe, and beyond. Go to www.nusasonic.com for more information about the project.
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1. Wirok - Pak!
A 2014 collaboration project by Rully Shabara of Senyawa/Setabuhan/Zoo with artist and vocalist Rudy Wuryoko of improv-psych rock Belajar Membunuh. Their live improv recording resulting in a series of anger-depressive punkish tracks.
2. Ou J, Dassatha - Lemonade
OU J is a young electronic producer from Yangon, Myanmar. This noisy hardcore single was created in collaboration with rapper/vocalist Dassatha. Both of them represent Myanmar’s new generation of contemporary club music.
3. Pisitakun - ReReLiLiGion GMO MURTAD (REMIX)
Coming from the political art scene in Bangkok, Pisitakun moves his practice into abstract sound as a new weapon for his anti-authoritarian government. His upcoming album “Absolute C.O.U.P.” is an extraordinary mixture of political turmoil imagery, noise and working class music from the minority Ishan people. Balinese hardcore duo Gabber Modus Operandi pushe one of his tracks into total aggression.
4. Raja Kirik - DOR
This experimental duo from Yogyakarta continue their story of the history of violence on their new album “Rampokan”. Focusing on Bujang Ganong, the rebellious character in Jathilan folk performance, the album introduces darker and heavier sounds.
5. Handoyo Purwowijoyo - Guard (live at YNK ≠38)
Handoyo Purwowijoyo known as one of the founders of the first experimental-rock band Seek Six Sick in Yogyakarta. In 2018 he rediscovered the lo-fi experimental electronic works he made in 2000 and has performed them recently along with his bizarre yet heavily critical poems.
6. Jay Afrisando - Ungklang-Angklung (Short Version Binaural)
Jay is a music composer and sonic artist from Indonesia who is currently researching music and aural diversity at the University of Minnesota, USA. He uses sound and other media to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships and diverse hearing profiles.
7. Julian Abraham 'Togar' - Acoustic Analog Digitally Composed 6 (Percussions)
Julian Abraham is a media artist based in Medan and Yogyakarta, that currently resides in Amsterdam for an artist residency at the Rijksakademie. Over the past 5 years he has been researching the hearing control within chaotic aural public spaces in Indonesia. This track is taken from his sound installation work.
8. Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat - Siklus (live)
Dewa Alit is a young Balinese gamelan maestro. His strong knowledge of the gamelan and its tradition give him an ability to create his own gamelan tunings. His composition “Genetic” has just been released by Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle Records.
9. Thxa Soe - Aung Par Say
Thxa Soe or Thar Soe pioneered hip-hop and electronic music in Myanmar in the late ‘90s. After graduating music college in London he created a new style of Burmese dance music. He is currently working on a new album in collaboration with many diverse traditional Burmese musicians.
10. Asep Nayak - #InstrumenPapua #WamenaWisisi 2020
A young music enthusiast armed with FL Studio, who lives in a small city Wamena, Papua. He and a few local musicians have successfully evolved their traditional Wisisi music aesthetic into a new dimension of Papuan dance music.