Sujud by Senyawa. Bandcamp Link: Sujud
Number 7 in the wire magazine Top 50 releases of 2018.
Senyawa are an Indonesian duo.
I would classify what they do as a sort of ritualistic performance art.
The vocalist has a very low voice and groans more than sings. They accompany themselves on handmade electrified and acoustic instruments and percussion. Most recently they have discovered a small handbag of digital EFX boxes.
Due to the external similarity of their music to a couple Western genres, mostly drone metal and maybe prog, they have been adopted a bit by fans of those musics, and the associated publications and scenes.
Well, to be honest, if you heard a Senyawa song between a SUNNO))) song and a magma song, it wouldn’t sound terribly out of place.
I like them a lot and have been kicking myself that I missed their performance at the lab, here in San Francisco, last year.
Regrets, I’ve got a few…
Don’t make the same mistake I did! If you get a chance, go see them!
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