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HULUBALANG // BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL LP

HULUBALANG // BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL LP

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One half of post-industrial duo Gabber Modus Operandi from Bali, Indonesia.Kasimyn aka HULUBALANG will launch an experimental label in Amman, Jordan in October 2023.This is a debut record released on Drowned By Locals in a limited edition of 300 copies.

Contains 14 songs of post-industrial tribal techno ~ ritualistic strange beats.

Mastering is by Rashad Becker. DL code included. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Kasimyn"In the words of ``BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL,'' the phrase ``BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL'' means ``an overall feeling of anonymous sacrifice,'' and encompasses the feelings that emerged from digging deep into Indonesia's war history.The archive contains a treasure trove of photographs documenting the period of Dutch rule, taken through the lens of the colonial rulers themselves.From this starting point, the project "HULUBALANG" was born.

HULUBALANG's gaze is focused on the peripheral characters who appear in these historical records.Lacking individual significance, these secondary figures remain nameless and unrecognized, functioning as props in a broader historical narrative.At the same time, they become an essential tool for capturing ``lessons learned'' from the perspectives of both winners and losers.Within this framework, non-combat "sacrifice"The concept of TUMBAL has more weight than its translation.TUMBAL does not act as a victim or become a martyr to a cause. TUMBAL is a stark reminder of the curse of a system that perpetuates disillusionment.

BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL is a personal act of catharsis that stems from a long lineage of anger.One night, the ritualistic dance is interrupted by an external force, and the song is shattered, paying homage to a village where the dance is left between innocence and pain. "

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

  1. Piso 03:11
  2. Cerca 03:34
  3. Kemaut 03:53
  4. Malasa 03:38
  5. Sayat 02:18
  6. Liang 03:05
  7. Bucur 03:43
  8. Hitam 03:09
  9. Tungkai 03:13
  10. Budakkawan (feat. Saint Mary) 02:46
  11. Gendang Ria 04:30
  12. Cakar 03:45

Drowned By Locals:

"In Kasimyn's own words, the phrase "BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL" signifies a "Synthetic Feeling for Anonymous Sacrifice," encompassing the emotions born out of a deep dive into the Indonesian war archives. These archives include a trove of photographs documenting the era of Dutch rule , captured through the lens of the colonizers themselves. It is from this point of departure that the project HULUBALANG was born.

HULUBALANG's gaze is drawn to the peripheral figures populating these historical records. These secondary characters, devoid of individual significance, bear no names, receive no recognition, and serve as props in the broader narrative of history. Simultaneously, they become indispensable instruments in acquiring " lessons learned" from the perspectives of both the victors and the vanquished. Within this framework, the notion of TUMBAL, the non-belligerent "sacrifice," assumes a weight surpassing its translation. TUMBAL neither acts as a victim nor martyrs itself for its cause . It hauntingly reminds us of the systemic curse perpetually engendering disillusionment.

BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL is a personal act of catharsis stemming from a long lineage of anger. It stands as a tribute to a village whose ritualistic dance, one night, was disrupted by external forces, causing the tune to shatter and leaving the dance caught in a space between innocence and pain."

Artist: HULUBALANG

Label: Drowned By Locals

One half of post-industrial duo Gabber Modus Operandi from Bali, Indonesia.Kasimyn aka HULUBALANG will launch an experimental label in Amman, Jordan in October 2023.This is a debut record released on Drowned By Locals in a limited edition of 300 copies.

Contains 14 songs of post-industrial tribal techno ~ ritualistic strange beats.

Mastering is by Rashad Becker. DL code included. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Kasimyn"In the words of ``BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL,'' the phrase ``BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL'' means ``an overall feeling of anonymous sacrifice,'' and encompasses the feelings that emerged from digging deep into Indonesia's war history.The archive contains a treasure trove of photographs documenting the period of Dutch rule, taken through the lens of the colonial rulers themselves.From this starting point, the project "HULUBALANG" was born.

HULUBALANG's gaze is focused on the peripheral characters who appear in these historical records.Lacking individual significance, these secondary figures remain nameless and unrecognized, functioning as props in a broader historical narrative.At the same time, they become an essential tool for capturing ``lessons learned'' from the perspectives of both winners and losers.Within this framework, non-combat "sacrifice"The concept of TUMBAL has more weight than its translation.TUMBAL does not act as a victim or become a martyr to a cause. TUMBAL is a stark reminder of the curse of a system that perpetuates disillusionment.

BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL is a personal act of catharsis that stems from a long lineage of anger.One night, the ritualistic dance is interrupted by an external force, and the song is shattered, paying homage to a village where the dance is left between innocence and pain. "

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

  1. Piso 03:11
  2. Cerca 03:34
  3. Kemaut 03:53
  4. Malasa 03:38
  5. Sayat 02:18
  6. Liang 03:05
  7. Bucur 03:43
  8. Hitam 03:09
  9. Tungkai 03:13
  10. Budakkawan (feat. Saint Mary) 02:46
  11. Gendang Ria 04:30
  12. Cakar 03:45

Drowned By Locals:

"In Kasimyn's own words, the phrase "BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL" signifies a "Synthetic Feeling for Anonymous Sacrifice," encompassing the emotions born out of a deep dive into the Indonesian war archives. These archives include a trove of photographs documenting the era of Dutch rule , captured through the lens of the colonizers themselves. It is from this point of departure that the project HULUBALANG was born.

HULUBALANG's gaze is drawn to the peripheral figures populating these historical records. These secondary characters, devoid of individual significance, bear no names, receive no recognition, and serve as props in the broader narrative of history. Simultaneously, they become indispensable instruments in acquiring " lessons learned" from the perspectives of both the victors and the vanquished. Within this framework, the notion of TUMBAL, the non-belligerent "sacrifice," assumes a weight surpassing its translation. TUMBAL neither acts as a victim nor martyrs itself for its cause . It hauntingly reminds us of the systemic curse perpetually engendering disillusionment.

BUNYI BUNYI TUMBAL is a personal act of catharsis stemming from a long lineage of anger. It stands as a tribute to a village whose ritualistic dance, one night, was disrupted by external forces, causing the tune to shatter and leaving the dance caught in a space between innocence and pain."

Artist: HULUBALANG

Label: Drowned By Locals