#13: Rembo Deathless (Doom Wood Guitars, Deathless, Vrosk)
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 Rembo
Doomwood Guitars Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doomwoodguitars/?hl=en
Deathless - Search/Destroy album: https://blankorbrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/search-destroy
Reverb interview with Rembo: https://reverb.com/news/doom-wood-guitars-building-boutique-instruments-for-bandung-indonesias-diy-scene
Old 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