#19: Dylan Amirio (Logic Lost)
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.
Logic Lost and Dios De Techno performance from JNB 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4IsDZfHoE
Logic 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