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Porous Borders: Experimental Music in the Southern Hemisphere

Author: Andrew Hartwig

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A podcast about experimental music scenes and musicians in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Dylan Amirio (Logic Lost) is a young producer, musician, and DJ from Jakarta who has released music on labels such as Orange Cliff, Blank Orb, and DEAD Records. Before the coronavirus hit and everything shut down, he was a regular on the live circuit in Jakarta, as well as playing in Malaysia and Thailand. In 2019 he played a few different sets at Jogja Noise Bombing Festival, which was where I saw him play for the first time. One of those was a collaboration with Dios De Techno from Spain and you can find a link to video of that in the show notes. He also did a live scoring project called Puppetry of Life, which was a tribute to the work of the Czech filmmaker Svankmajer. Dylan's music is very personal and he's very sincere and open about his story and the life events that have influenced his music here.Dylan's most recent release is an EP for the excellent Jakarta label Blank Orb. It's called Hero Worship, and it sees him going in a darker direction that emphasises the more experimental aspects of his work. In 2018 he released his second album, which is called Forgive Yourself, and I highly recommend checking that out as well. I've been listening to it a lot this week and it's making me really miss being in Jakarta. This interview was recorded at a coffee shop in South Jakarta way too along ago, back in November of last year. I'm playing a streaming set on Saturday evening at around 10pm AEST for a festival called Sounds of the Underground, which is a festival from Amsterdam. The festival going 24 hours a day from the 15th until midnight on the 19th, and there are a lot of fantastic people doing different things for it. I'll put a link to the festival in show notes. My set is in between two of my favourite noise/experimental guys from Indonesia; Karnivulgar from Surabaya is playing before me and Rama from the amazing Bandung psychedelic band Gaung is playing directly after me, so check that out if you're interested.LinksLogic Lost and Dios De Techno performance from JNB 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4IsDZfHoELogic Lost bandcamp:  https://logiclost.bandcamp.com/ Sounds of the Underground festival:  https://www.sotufestival.com/Anquan bandcamp: http://anquan.bandcamp.com/Sonic Vortex Vol. 1 (compilation of South-East Asian noise and experimental music):  https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/sonic-vortex-volume-1/Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
Jayni is a drummer and promoter from Singapore but she used to live in Brisbane and while she was there she ran a really great series of gigs called Aether Sessions and played in a few different local bands. Recently she moved back to Singapore and she has started organising Aether Sessions shows there, and she's also started playing drums in a post-rock band called O Deer. When we recorded this interview they were still getting ready to play their first show, but since then I think they've played a couple. I never met Jayni when she was in Brisbane even though I went to a few of her shows, but we did meet for the first time last year when my band Leavings was on tour in Singapore. Then, last December, I was on tour in Singapore again and I thought it would be interesting to talk to her about what it's like to organise DIY gigs in Singapore and how it compares to putting on shows in Australia, and also just what it's like to go from being really active in one music scene and then to move to a completely new scene in a completely different country with a different culture. LinksAETHER Sessions on Instagram: instagram.com/aethersessionsAETHER Sessions Facebook: facebook.com/aethersessionsO Deer on Instagram: instagram.com/odeereedoThrough Forest and Field: https://throughforestandfield.bandcamp.comI have a new Anquan record out now, it's called Fragrant Harbour and it's available everywhere now. It's on all the streaming services and bandcamp, and if you go and get it from Bandcamp there's a live set included with the download, which was recorded last year when I played in Hong Kong. Anquan bandcamp: http://anquan.bandcamp.com/Sonic Vortex Vol. 1 (compilation of South-East Asian noise and experimental music):  https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/sonic-vortex-volume-1/Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
Today on Porous Borders is Josten Myburgh, a composer, musician, improviser, and curator from Perth in Western Australia. I met Josten last December at KLEX festival in Kuala Lumpur, and in the interview, we talk a lot about Josten's performance from the festival. Video of that performance is available in full at the link below.Josten performs on saxophone and electronics as a solo improviser and with the groups Tchake, Mahagonny, and Breaking Waves, and he's part of organising the record label Tone List, which is a label focused on experimental music and sound from Western Australia. As part of his work with Tone List, Josten also organises the Audible Edge Festival every year. This year's festival was set to run in April and obviously it has been postponed, so if you have any cash to spare, head over to the Tone List bandcamp and grab something from there. If you want something that Josten's involved with, check out the record called Berlin Split; you can get it as a CD or a download. I've been working on this podcast for about 6 months now, and I've really loved all the conversations I've had for it. This conversation in particular is one of my absolute favourites, and if I had to pick one that represents what the podcast is about and what I want to achieve with it, it would be this one. Josten talks a lot about why he's stayed in Perth instead of moving to a bigger city, and also why he's made a point of making strong connections with South-East Asia. To give you a bit of context, this interview was recorded the day after KLEX, which is why we spend a lot of time talking about the festival and some of our favourite performances there. Again, check out my YouTube channel because there's video of a bunch of those performances on there, and whatever isn't there already is coming in the future. At the time of recording, I was in the middle of a tour with some friends from Indonesia and Malaysia and I don't think I'd gone to sleep before 3am for the three or four nights prior, so I was really struggling to form sentences. Josten was about to head back to Perth after many months of traveling and performing all over the world, and he still managed to be incredibly articulate. Later this week, I have a new Anquan record coming out, so please follow me on Bandcamp or Spotify or whatever you use. If anyone's stuck at home and want to talk, please reach out over email or Instagram. I'd love to hear from you. I'm in day 7 of self-isolation at the moment and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the sun again next week. Thanks for listening and I'll talk to you again next week. LinksJosten's website: http://www.jostenmyburgh.com/Tone List bandcamp: https://tonelist.bandcamp.com/Tone List website: https://www.tonelist.com.au/Josten's performance from KLEX 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqkQZohX7IY Anquan bandcamp page: https://anquan.bandcamp.com/Sonic Vortex Vol. 1 (compilation of South-East Asian noise and experimental music):  https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/sonic-vortex-volume-1/Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
This week on Porous Borders I'm speaking to Duto Hardono, who is a sound artist based in Bandung, Indonesia. If you're in Australia, particularly in Melbourne, you might recognise his name because he just in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago playing some shows for the AsiaTOPA festival. If you're in Canberra you might also recognise Duto's name from the Contemporary Worlds exhibition last year, where one of his pieces was performed. If you're not in Australia, you might know Duto as the owner of the fantastic cassette label Hasana Editions, which has been getting some pretty good press lately. In the past couple of years they've released work from people like such as Kate Carr and Will Guthrie, along with a number of Indonesian artists. It's an amazing label; I've listened to everything on it and I absolutely recommend that you do as well, especially if you're stuck inside at the moment. Duto also teaches at the Bandung Institute of Technology and he's a very interesting modular synth performer. We talk about all of that in the interview and a lot more, so please enjoy,A couple of other notes: I'll be inside for the next two weeks (mandatory self-isolation after overseas travel), but the podcast will continue as normal. I also have a new Anquan release coming out in the next week or so, so keep an eye out for that. LinksHasana Editions Bandcamp: https://hasanaeditions.bandcamp.com/Ata Ratu, Anton Toba Lenda & Duto Hardono performance at Goethe Institute, Jakarta:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4isYtaRcDNY&t=2s Duto Hardono website: http://dutohardono.art/Audio excerpts taken from the above performance with Ata Ratu and Anton Toba Lendra. The whole performance is very much worth your time. Sonic Vortex Vol. 1 (compilation of South-East Asian noise and experimental music):  https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/sonic-vortex-volume-1/ Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/ Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw 
#15: Kok Siew-Wai

#15: Kok Siew-Wai

2020-03-0958:57

Kok Siew-Wai is a vocalist, festival director, and video artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the past 10 years, Siew-Wai has been the organiser of KLEX, an independent Kuala Lumpur experimental film and music festival. As a musician, Siew-Wai frequently performs as a vocalist in the free improv scene in KL and she's performed and curated film programs all over the world. Siew-Wai is a fantastic performer who brings a really strong presence to group she plays with. I've been lucky to see her play many times on my trips to KL. I last saw Siew-Wai perform at KLEX 2019 as a trio with Burkhard Beins on percussion and Yuen-Chee Wai on guitar, and you can find a link to a video of that performance in the show notes. Siew-Wai went to university in Buffalo, New York, and by chance found herself studying with Tony Conrad. Buffalo's arts community and Conrad's teaching had a significant influence on Siew-Wai's work, so that's where we start our conversation. Quick reminder to share, rate, review, and subscribe if you're enjoying the show. Also to check out Sonic Vortex, which is a big compilation of noise and experimental music from South-East Asia released by the Mindblasting label. You can find one of my tracks on there, as well as a music by previous podcast guests ASU (USA), Indra Menus, and SIN. Final plug for the Pancawala split, which is one of my tracks along with DJ Miko, Coffee Faith, Dissonant, and BRRR. I also have a new Anquan release on the way, so I'll talk about that a bit more next week.Links for Kok Siew-WaiSiew-Wai's Wordpress site: https://koksiewwai.wordpress.com/Siew-Wai's performance with Burkhard Beins and Yuen Chee-Wai at KLEX 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCoKCIe2d68Kok Siew-Wai, Nadya Hatta, Cheryl Ong, Riska Farasonalia at Nusasonic 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzKJC0yvQEcKLEX festival official website: http://www.klexfilmfest.com/KLEX Facebook group: https://web.facebook.com/groups/klexfest/ Sonic Vortex Vol. 1 (compilation of South-East Asian noise and experimental music):  https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/sonic-vortex-volume-1/Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
Today on the show I'm speaking to Yudhistira Agato, vocalist and guitarist for the band Vague, guitarist for the band Jirapah, music journalist and translator for Vice Indonesia, and one of my oldest friends. I first met Yudhis back in 2007 at a Converge show in Brisbane when he was in Australia studying and we used to hang out at shows all the time. In 2010, he moved back to Jakarta where he started to get involved in the underground music scene, playing in bands and organising shows. In 2016, Yudhis started working as a translator and writer for VICE Indonesia when they opened their Jakarta office. He's since written a lot about experimental and underground music in Indonesia, and he's interviewed Rich Brian, Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, My Disco, and many others. You can find links to Yudhis's writing in the show notes; not all of it is translated into English, but a good chunk of it is.Yudhis's main project is a Revolution Summer-inspired post-hardcore band called Vague. He plays guitar and sings in that project and they're quite active in the Jakarta underground scene; they play shows pretty regularly and in the last few years they've been releasing a lot of splits with other underground bands from Southeast Asia. Their newest release is a split with the band Wreck, which is out on HEMA records as a digital release and a 7". They also have splits out with Killeur Calculateur (Kuala Lumpur) and The Kuda (Bogor). All of them are amazing bands and well worth your time. Besides those split releases, Vague has one full-length called Footsteps, which you can find on all the streaming platforms.Yudhis also plays guitar in the band Jirapah, which is a Jakarta-based project that has played in all kinds of different formats. Their most recent release is an LP called Planetarium, and it's available a pay- what-you-want download from Bandcamp, and it's on all the streaming services as well. This interview covers quite a lot of ground. We start by talking about Yudhis's projects and move into talking about the differences between VICE Indonesia and VICE in Western countries like Australia or the United States, the politics around choosing what language to use when writing lyrics, the unique relationship Indonesia's underground scene has with corporate sponsorship, and what's new in Jakarta's experimental music scene.NOTE: A bit of background noise in this one - sorry!  Tracks played: "Menapak" by Jirapah, "Sajak Pucat Pasi" by Vague.LinksVague bandcamp:  https://vaguejkt.bandcamp.com/Jirapah bandcamp:  https://jirapahmusic.bandcamp.com/Sajak Pucat Pasi video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YepfXCpTEIVICE's Top 20 Indonesian albums of the 2010s (in Bahasa Indonesia):  https://www.vice.com/id_id/article/v74mva/lagu-lagu-indonesia-terbaik-satu-dekade-terakhirYudhis' VICE Indonesia contributor page (in English): https://www.vice.com/en_asia/contributor/yudhistira-agatoSonic Vortex Vol. 1 (compilation of South-East Asian noise and experimental music):  https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/sonic-vortex-volume-1/Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
Rembo is a musician, a guitar builder, and a live sound engineer from Bandung, in West Java in Indonesia. He has also been a label owner, an event organiser, and a venue manager. Rembo got his start in music when he was in high school and he and his friends got together and saved their pocket money for a whole year so that they could put on a DIY gig in a sports hall. Following that, he started working as a live sound engineer and he started the post-metal band Vrosk. More recently, Rembo has been focusing on a solo project called Deathless and getting into the Eurorack world. If you follow him on Instagram, you can see more of the setup he's putting together. A few weeks ago, Deathless released a new album called Search/Destroy, which is a live recording of an improvised set that Rembo played with three other musicians from Bandung. The album was recorded 2018 by Rembo and my friend and Leavings bandmate Chris Preindl, and you can check it out on the Blank Orb Recordings bandcamp page. Rembo is also a guitar builder and he has a company called Doom Wood Guitars. If you want to know more about that, you can check the show notes for a link to an interview I did with Rembo for Reverb.com about two years ago. The guitars he builds are really amazing instruments, and if you're looking for a custom build, you might want to drop him a line. This episode was recorded a few months ago, and after the interview, Rembo was kind enough to record an improvised modular performance especially for the podcast. You can hear that in full at the end of the episode. Thanks for listening and I'll talk to you again next week!Links for RemboDoomwood Guitars Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/doomwoodguitars/?hl=enDeathless - Search/Destroy album: https://blankorbrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/search-destroyReverb interview with Rembo:  https://reverb.com/news/doom-wood-guitars-building-boutique-instruments-for-bandung-indonesias-diy-sceneOld Deathless bandcamp:  https://deathlessdoom.bandcamp.com/Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
Dharma is a guitarist who is probably best known for his work in the Singapore art-rock band The Observatory, which has been running for almost 20 years now. They've made a bunch of records, have toured all over the world, and they even have a documentary you can check out called The Obs. You can find that on iTunes, and Dharma appears quite a lot in it, as well a lot of other Singapore musicians, and David Toop even pops up for a bit in there as well. The Observatory is currently a three-piece consisting of Dharma on guitar, Yuen Chee-Wai on guitar, and Cheryl Ong on drums. They're all amazing musicians, and you'll definitely be hearing more about them in future episodes of this podcast.Back in December, I went to a festival in Singapore called Playfreely which The Observatory had organised and I asked Dharma if we could record an interview. He was super busy at the time because, in addition to making the festival happen, he was doing a recording session with Wukir. If you're not familiar with Wukir, he is best known for being one half of the band Senyawa along with his bandmate Rully Shabara (episode 2 of this podcast) Wukir builds his own instruments for all of his projects and he was also playing at Playfreely in December with a new instrument he had built.At the end of one of their recording days, I went down to the studio to interview Dharma and since Wukir was there, I ended up talking with him as well. The recording was a little bit chaotic but in the best way; we ended up recording it outside in the fresh air because they'd been couped up in the studio all day, but it was quite windy, so you'll hear that in the mics. Then it started raining and we ended up moving inside. You can also hear a fourth person who helps translate for Wukir at a couple of points. That's my friend Mahamboro who was also in Singapore at the time to play some shows. This was one of my favourite interviews I've done so far for this podcast, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Tracks played: audio from Wukir, Dharma, and PGR's performance at KLEX Festival 2019LinksWukir, Dharma, and PGR @ KLEX Festival video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qIKKlFBBWsWukir and Dharma's split cassette:  https://www.tandangstore.com/products/--wukir---dharma-industrial-mutant---the-resistance-split-cassetteLinks for DharmaDharma's bandcamp:  https://dharma13.bandcamp.com/The Observatory bandcamp:  https://theobservatory.bandcamp.com/The Obs documentary:  http://obsdocu.sg/Links for Wukir SuryadiWukir Suryadi bandcamp:  https://wukirsuryadi.bandcamp.com/Senyawa's Yes No Wave page:  http://yesnowave.com/artists/senyawa/Senyawa on Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/0F0QctWhGzgl1Ih560JzWJPancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
#11: sIn

#11: sIn

2020-02-1651:32

sIn is a harsh noise artist from Singapore who has been making music since 1992. Originally from the hardcore punk scene, he started making noise around a decade ago and has since toured extensively in Southeast Asia (mostly with his friend Dennis who performs as Schizophrenic Wonderland) and released a huge amount of recorded material. He works primarily with DIY equipment to generate sound and lighting, and he puts on some of the most intense performances you'll see at a DIY noise show.Saleh doesn't have much of an online presence for his music, but you can find him on Instagram and in some other places if you look. As he says in the interview, he's all about the personal connection, so reach out and say hi to him if you're interested in what he does. For me, Saleh embodies everything that's great about DIY; he works hard to make things happen, he's incredibly generous in sharing the resources he has with other musicians, and he's always pushing himself creatively to do something he hasn't done before.I also want to mention a new compilation called Sonic Vortex, which is out now on the Mindblasting netlabel. You can download it for free from archive.org or the Mindblasting webpage, and it's a huge 36 track beast which showcases what's going on in noise from around Southeast Asia right now. Saleh has a track on the compilation, as do I, and also a couple of previous guests on this podcast like Indra Menus and ASU (USA).Please subscribe to Concrescence Records on YouTube if you're a YouTube person. You can also get all of the episodes of the podcast on there too. Every Friday I'm posting a new 4k performance video, and on Mondays I post slightly lower quality handheld videos. At the moment I'm posting sets from the Jogja Noise Bombing Festival a few weeks ago; last week I posted a collaborative set between Catatonia from Singapore and Tzii from Belgium, and just as of this morning there's a crazy noise set by Chen Yi Chung and Wei Wang, who are two DJs from Taiwan. NOTE: this week's episode is coming out a few days late because I've had a bit of scheduling hiccup, but I'll be back to the normal Tuesday release schedule for next week's episode, so you can expect that in a few days.Tracks played: "wash my sins away", "Shonanto"Links for sIn:SEA 4 way split (sIn, Indra Menus, Anak Bukit, Slay Your Boyfriend): https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/album/nb13-sea-4-way-split-part-2Sonic Vortex volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/sonicvortexvolume1Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
NOTE: After this episode was recorded, Tesla released his first full-length album as KUNTARI, Black Shirt Attracts More Feather. You can get it from Orange Cliff Records (here) or find it on Spotify. It's a fantastic record; one of my favourites of 2020 so far. Tesla also recently had to cancel a tour, which has been a bit financial hit. If you have a couple of spare dollars, please head over to his Bandcamp page and send him some love.Tesla is a musician from Bandung, Indonesia who got his start as a jazz guitarist. A couple of years ago he decided to stop playing jazz completely and started playing experimental breakcore. I've been lucky to see Tesla play live a few times over the past year and he's incredible. Recently he changed his stage name to Kuntari, and that's where you can find him on bandcamp and everywhere else. This interview was recorded a few months ago at Tesla's house the day after I saw him play a crazy show in the basement of a Japanese restaurant, and this was a really fun conversation to have. He has a really good sense of humour. Please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, please share it with your friends. Please check out my 5 way split with DJ Miko, Coffee Faith, Mahamboro, and Dissonant. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel Concrescence Records; I'm putting new stuff on there every week. And if you want to say hi or suggest someone I should talk to you can email me at porousborderspod@gmail.comLinksBlack Shirt Attracts More Feather on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3UQLPDuRgwFRnpelvBWTnD?si=L_As0mn3RaK0BB4QkOumSwKuntari bandcamp:  https://kuntari.bandcamp.com/Kuntari x CONVERT collaboration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXDEIYNuAsPancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
Joel Saunders is a Brisbane-based musician who is quite active in Brisbane's improvised music scene; he plays in a band called Feet Teeth and for a few years was curating a monthly series of experimental music nights called Upper Partialism. He is also an incredible songwriter, which you can hear in his band A Country Practice, which he formed a couple of years ago with his brother Andrew and his wife Kelly. Joel also plays circuit-bent synths and Commodore 64 in the band Spirit Bunny, and anyone who has seen them live can tell you about his amazing dance moves. This conversation was recorded in Brisbane back in September of 2019.Please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, please share it with your friends. Please check out my 5 way split with DJ Miko, Coffee Faith, Mahamboro, and Dissonant. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel Concrescence Records; I'm putting new stuff on there every week. And if you want to say hi or suggest someone I should talk to you can email me at porousborderspod@gmail.comTracks played: "The Inundation into Our Room" by A Country Practice, "Screaming Keys" by Spirit BunnyLinksSpirit Bunny bandcamp:  https://spiritbunny.bandcamp.com/A Country Practice on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC75K9oNuFEL8qq79IMqDgFeet Teeth on bandcamp:  https://feetteeth.bandcamp.com/Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
Today I'm speaking with Indra Menus, one of the founding members of the Jogja Noise Bombing collective. Indra has been active in the Jogja underground music scene for a long time now with many many projects, including his major noise project To Die, which, as I found out doing this interview, started out as a pop-punk cover band. He also sings in the post-hardcore band LKTDOV and his new hardcore punk band Narcholocos. Recently he has also been collaborating with the rapper Joe Million. They've released two records together and recently completed a European tour. Indra has also toured extensively in Southeast Asia and I think it's fair to say that there are a few cities in Indonesia which now have pretty active noise scenes because of his influence. This is the third of three interviews I'm doing with members of the Jogja Noise Bombing collective. The Jogja Noise Bombing festival for 2020 is happening this weekend in Yogyakarta on the 25th and 26th. I will be there so if you're listening and coming along, please say hi, if I don't know you already. It would be great to chat. I also have a short documentary film screening on the first night. It's about the group Sarana, who are an experimental group from Samarinda in East Kalimantan. They're mentioned in this interview and I think were mentioned in last week's episode as well. If you won't be at the festival I'll have some details about how you can see that film coming up in the future. Please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, please share it with your friends. Please check out my 5 way split with DJ Miko, Coffee Faith, Mahamboro, and Dissonant. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel Concrescence Records; I'm putting new stuff on there every week. And if you want to say hi or suggest someone I should talk to you can email me at porousborderspod@gmail.comTracks played: "Sindikat Indi" by Joe Million x Indra Menus, "La Solución Es Narcholocos" by NarcholocosLinks Relamati Records:  https://relamatirecords.bandcamp.com/Narcholochos bandcamp:  https://narcholocos.bandcamp.com/Indra Menus and Joe Million album:  https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/album/nb21-joe-million-indra-menusLKTDOV self-titled 7":  https://otakotorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/self-titled-7Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
This week my guest is Dea Karina, one of the newer and younger members of the Jogja Noise Bombing Collective. Dea has been playing with JNB for about two years and she just recently moved back to Indonesia after completing her Master's degree at the London School of Economics. Dea is a member of the band Tujuh Kuda, which she formed in London while she was studying there. She also has a few things going on outside of music; we talk about all of that in the interview, and you can find links to all of her stuff in the show notes. If you're enjoying the show please tell your friends and it would really mean a lot if you could leave a rating or short review for it in on iTunes. It really helps more people find the show.NOTE: At one point in the interview, Dea mentions that the band Isn’tses (Tim & Lisa's project) played at the Noise Shed event. She would like to clarify that it was actually Nnja Riot (Lisa's project) that played and not Isn’tses.LinksDea's website:  https://www.deakarina.net/Tujuh Kuda on bandcamp: https://tujuhkuda.bandcamp.com/Dea's music selections for The Baram House: https://www.baramhouse.com/music/issue-01Dea's writing for Vice Indonesia: https://www.vice.com/en_asia/contributor/dea-karinaPancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/ Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw
This week's episode is the first in a series of three episodes focusing on the Jogja Noise Bombing collective from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Jogja Noise Bombing's annual festival is coming up on 25 and 26 January, so in the weeks leading up to the festival, I'll be interviewing a few members of the collective. If you're unfamiliar with JNB, they are most famous for their guerilla noise performances in public places around Jogjakarta.First up is an interview with my friend Sean Stellfox. Sean is a noise musician originally from Delaware in the United States but for the past 5 years he has been based in Central Java in Indonesia where he's toured extensively and been involved with projects like the Jogja Noise Bombing Collective, the Noise Bombing label, and the band ASU (USA). He generally performs under the name Bossbattle, but sometimes as Stellfox. In most of his projects Sean primarily works with locally-made and self-built synthesisers.Last year Sean co-authored the book Jogja Noise Bombing: From the Street to the Stage, which is kind of an oral history of the Jogja Noise Bombing Collective. You download the book for free as an ebook or pdf file from archive.org (check the shownotes for a link), and it's in both English and Indonesian. In 2019 Sean and I also toured together in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and so we talk about that a little bit in the podcast as well.Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes or whatever else you use to get podcasts, and if you know people who would like the show, please share it with them.Tracks played: ASU (USA) Live in Kyoto, ASU (USA) Live at Jogja Noise Bombing 2018LINKS:Concrescence Records YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw? Jogja Noise Bombing: From the Street to the Stage book: https://archive.org/details/JNBFSSJogja Noise Bombing label: https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/ASU (USA) on Bandcamp: https://asuusa.bandcamp.com/Bossbattle on Bandcamp: https://bossbattle.bandcamp.com/Audio recording of ASU (USA) at JNB Festival 2018: https://archive.org/details/JogjaNoiseBombingFestival2018LiveRecording
#5: Will Guthrie

#5: Will Guthrie

2020-01-0201:02:10

Hello and welcome back to Porous Borders. This is episode 5, the first episode of 2020, and today on the show is an interview with Will Guthrie.If you're not familiar with Will Guthrie's work, he's an Australian percussionist who started out in Melbourne and is based in Nantes in France and he has a lot going on. He's released a huge number of solo percussion and musique concrete recordings and many more collaborations with people like Richard Dawson, Oren Ambarchi, Keith Rowe, Ava Mendoza, and Mark Fell. In 2019 Will released a bunch of great records, a solo tape called Some Nasty on the Indonesian label Hasana Editions, as well as a collaboration with Sam Shalabi, Mark Fell, and Oren Ambarchi called "Oglon Day", and a duo record with Oren Ambarchi called 'Knotting'. In 2018 he also released a split tape with my friend and future podcast guest Gendes on the Noise Bombing label. You'll hear more about that label on next week's episode, which will be out on Tuesday the 7th.Recently, Will has been travelling to Southeast Asia, which is where we met and recorded this interview. Just a quick technical note, you'll hear a bit of popping on Will's mic, which is 100% my bad microphone placement, and not Will's fault at all. I've tried to EQ out the worst of it, but you'll definitely notice it. I really enjoyed this conversation; Will is an incredible musician and a really nice person. Tracks played: "Olgas", "Nist-Nah"Will Guthrie solo performance @ IFI, Yogyakarta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuIsuob-bgI&t=1249s Will Guthrie & TSAATAN split: https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/album/nb12-will-guthrie-x-tsaatan Some Nasty cassette: https://hasanaeditions.bandcamp.com/album/some-nasty Oglon Day: https://33-33.bandcamp.com/album/oglon-day-2   Knotting excerpt: https://soundcloud.com/will-guthrie/oren-ambarchi-will-guthrie-knotting-excerpt
#4: Andrew Tuttle

#4: Andrew Tuttle

2019-12-1801:04:34

Andrew Tuttle is a musician from Brisbane who works primarily with acoustic guitar and banjo and electronics. I've seen Andrew play a few times and my band Leavings actually played a show with him a couple of years ago, but we hadn't actually really met until we did this interview. I really love Andrew's music, particularly his newest self-titled album, which came out in 2018 on room40. It's a wonderfully balanced combination of acoustic instruments and synthetic sounds and all of the pieces on it have a very strong sense of melody and movement.This interview was recorded in September in Andrew's office APRA in Fortitude Valley, and I was very happy to have the chance to talk to him. This one was a little painful for me to edit. I was a little wired from driving around all day running errands and just having had a cup of coffee, so you'll hear me say the word 'yeah' a lot. If you happen to be in Sydney, you can see Andrew play tomorrow night (December 20) with Ryley Walker at the Petersham Bowls Club. Since we recorded this interview, Andrew also released a new track called "AEDT", which you can find on his bandcamp page (link below).This episode of the podcast is going to be the last one for 2019 as I'll be taking the Christmas and New Year weeks off in order to focus a bit more on a couple of other projects, which I should be able to tell you a bit more about in the new year. I'll be back on the 2nd of January with an interview with Will Guthrie, and after that I'll be switching the schedule so that the podcast comes out on Tuesdays rather than Thursdays, so you can expect the following episode on the 7th of January.Tracks played: "Boarding Zone" and "The Coldest Night"Andrew Tuttle on bandcamp: https://andrewtuttle.bandcamp.com/
This week on the podcast is Randy Reimann of the band Tralala Blip. Randy is an electronic musician who started out in the hardcore punk scene in Sydney in the 80s (note: not the 90s!) where he was the singer of the band Massappeal. They did some pretty big tours with bands like Rollins Band and The Hard-Ons, and are still a pretty influential band in that scene. After the band broke up, Randy got into making electronic music, and we talk about that journey a bit in the interview. A few years ago, he formed the band Tralala Blip. At the time, he was running some electronic music workshops for people with disabilities in Northern NSW, and when the program's funding got cut, he and some of the people who participated in the workshops decided to make a band together.Tralala Blip are one of my absolute favourite bands, and one of the things I miss most about living in Brisbane is getting to go see them live every couple of months or so. This year, they released their second album on room 40, it's called Eat My Codes If Your Light Fails. Coincidentally, just this week, the podcast Live Delay has released a recording of Tralala Blip's live set from their album launch show in Brisbane earlier this year. If you're not familiar with Live Delay, I highly, highly recommend subscribing to it. It comes from the Brisbane independent radio station 4zzz, and every week they release live recordings from shows in Brisbane. Randy also has a solo project called Wolf Shield, and we talk about that a bit in the podcast too. This podcast was recorded back in September of 2019 when I drove down to Bangalow where he lives. He met me there and we sat in the park with some coffee and recorded this conversation. I've done my best to EQ the worst of it out, but you'll hear a bit of wind in the microphones occasionally. Tracks played: "Dear Formless" by Tralala Blip (2019), "Oceans of Love" by Tralala Blip (2016)Eat My Codes if Your Light Falls on Bandcamp: https://room40.bandcamp.com/album/eat-my-codes-if-your-light-fallsTralala Blip on Live Delay:  https://soundcloud.com/livedelay/live-delay-ep-297-tralala-blipWolf Shield on Bandcamp:  https://wolfshield.bandcamp.com/
Rully Shabara is a vocalist and musician from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, best known as one half of the band Senyawa. In addition to Senyawa, Rully has a number of other projects, including the noise rock band Zoo, the modern tribal trance outfit Setabuhan, and Kombo, a Yogyakarta-based platform for improvised music. You can find more information about Rully's projects on his website.This conversation was recorded at Rully's house. At the beginning, you can hear me almost fall off my chair.Tracks played: excerpt from 2016 Senyawa performance in Jakarta"Ahr-Taba" by Zoo (2019, Yes No Wave)Links:Rully's website: https://www.rullyshabara.id/Zoo's discography available for free download on Yes No Wave: http://yesnowave.com/artists/zoo/Setabuhan on Yes No Wave: http://yesnowave.com/artists/setabuhan/Senyawa's latest album Sujud: https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/sujudConcrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw/videos
Ben Andrews is a Melbourne-based musician who is best known as the guitarist of the band My Disco. He has also played guitar in the grindcore band Agents of Abhorrence, and as a solo artist under the name ASSAD. I've been a big fan of My Disco for many years now, so I was really happy to have the opportunity to talk to Ben. We talked a lot about My Disco and the evolution they've undergone over the past 20 years or so. Ben also lived in Jakarta for a while, so we talked about that too. This conversation was recorded at a bar near where Ben lives in Melbourne, so you'll be able to hear a little bit of background noise. My Disco's latest album, Environment, was released earlier this year on Downwards Records. Tracks played: "Rival Colour" by My Disco, "Hong Kong, 1987" by My DiscoLinks:My Disco bandcamp: https://mydisco.bandcamp.com/Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw/videos
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