Babysue: Comics, Poetry, and Reviews by LMNOP aka dONW7

October 4, 2016

Babysue: Comics, Poetry, and Reviews by LMNOP aka dONW7

This is a bit different from previous Moonjune releases we’ve heard…because Dwiki Dharmawan is a pianist. This cool deluxe double disc set features a wealth of music, both originals and covers. Dharmawan is an Indonesian musician whose skills and talent have been praised by many. On this, his Moonjune Records debut, he is supported by a mighty fine (and large) cast of fellow friends/musicians who obviously have one thing in common…their respect and admiration for this talented musician. It’s telling that Dharmawan chose to record not one but two covers of the Robert Wyatt song “Forest” (one with vocals, one instrumental). Dwiki is supported by some of the best progressive musicians out there: Yaron Stavi, Mark Wingfield, Nicolas Meier, Gilad Atzmon, Boris Savoldelli, Aris Daryono, Peni Candra Rini, Gamelan Jess Jegog, and Balinese Frogs. There’s a lot to take in here. But all the players are so fluent and focused that the music seems to pass by very quickly. Housed in a beautifully designed triple fold cardboard sleeve, Pasar Klewer is bound to be warmly received by fans of progressive rock and jazz. Cool intricately arranged tracks include “Pasar Klewer,” “Tjampuhan,” “Bubuyu Bulan,” and “Purnama.”

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