Without intending to become a band labeled "Progressive Rock" and "Jazz Fusion", was the first album released by a company Discus Progressive recording in Italy, as well as a jazz label in Indonesia. (Please note that the progressive rock pioneers like Yes or King Crimson did not give the name of "progressive". They were merely experimenting and the media who gave the name as a genre that at that time for something new). With receipt for Discus music released by a progressive label Italy (and the success of Discus invited and performed at various music festivals abroad progressive), then it becomes valid if Discus music group called the Progressive, because the character of the music that was "progressive." But the release of same album by a jazz label in the homeland (where later, six years after the release of the album was called as an essential album by Denny JAZZ Sakrie in Rolling Stone magazine), shows that Discus is not tied to any restriction in treating his music so into something original so difficult dikotakkan. But on the other hand, is not it ...
"progressive"? Specifically from the disc is the resistance to the extent possible maintain the intensity of the blend composition patterns of unique and innovative, rather than duplikatif. An exploration into the "commingling" the various elements such as jazz, rock, classical, pop, contemporary / experimental to the traditional one into his music. If you want to be given an identity, this genre may be called progressive with a specific characteristic or original. Which in the end-disc as a group from Indonesia, an international success with the receipt of Discus by Progressive world music community, both in audio recording (the album) will also stage performances that could hypnotize fans of progressive world. An interesting concept to write about, but at first made tremendous difficulties.
Concepts such as these contain very little commercial value in the era of the mid 90s. Many reliable musicians who want to play simple music that is easy to learn and quick to produce the funds, while the music Discus often complicated, difficult to learn and hard to generate funds! As a result the formation of Discus (when it has not been named Discus) may change every month, unable to generate funds. Only after almost a year, it becomes a permanent formation with eight members Discus finally released the album first (and second). Discus name given by Anto day before appearing at the Jamz, South Jakarta. When was the eighth member of the Discus find a name that reflects the diversity of musical colors Discus and prudence in the process of cultivating the music.
Discus is the kind of hiar fish that have beautiful colors and it requires prudence in her care. Instantly, the idea was accepted by the entire group. In Discus upcoming album, as usual, Discus talking about humanity. Discus bring the concept of music that knows no boundaries (which reflects the pluralism) to the next ledge (to the next step). During this Discus is filled with elements of jazz, rock, metal, classical, contemporary avant-garde, pop, ethnic Indonesia (Bali, Java, Sunda, Makassar, Aceh, Dayak). During his career Discus, Discus has frequently collaborated with other musicians from various styles such.
Discus has been collaborating with I Gusti Raka Kompiang and Gamelan Saraswati (Balinese Gamelan), Betawi traditional musicians, vocalists pop rock Fadly Padi, Krisna metal growler Suckerhead and Ombat Skull, jazzy pop vocalist Andien, and progressive rocker Andy Julias. Even in a composition that has not been outstanding (but often played live), Krisna Suckerhead, Andien and IG Kompiang Raka appear in the same song. Things that seem impossible (possible purchasers to buy the album Andien Suckerhead album is very small), but it can be done in the music Discus. If there are no obstacles, Discus plans to continue collaborating with various musicians from different genres (even seem contradictory) is the third album Discus. Discus do this because the philosophy of music, namely that all music is basically the same. Music is a wave of sound / noise in managed by the musicians and arranged in such a way as to touch the human soul and taste.
The emergence of a variety of different genres is just a consequence of the evolution of each genre such as socio cultural products from the world community is different. As the trend of globalization and pluralism of the 21st century, so Discus feel that the genre of music is not necessary, and is just something useful for the practicality of the music industry product marketing, or facilitate the consumers looking for a particular CD in a CD store. Discus therefore feel free to use any genre of music elements to express themselves. Remember that by doing a combination of various genres with the difference that "extreme" (eg, swing and latin jazz with gamelan with a thrash metal with a traditional classical with contemporary classical), Discus is making the Cultural Statement that all human beings in any hemisphere and from any social class is same. The implication of this is the tolerance for fellow human beings regardless of class, race, or religion. And, most importantly, having fun Discus feel in doing this, enjoy the process of experimentation to create an inclusive music of various elements into Discus own characteristic music. Since its inception, Discus has released two albums which although comprised of musical elements together, the output is very different.
Both albums contain all the elements of music as above. But the album "1st" in 1999 of the dominant color of jazz perceived by the public (especially in the homeland) as a jazz album and a lot purchased by the jazz community, while the album "... tot Licht!" in 2004. The dominant elements of metal, ethnic, and avant garde perceived as a progressive album hard rock and avant garde tended (although if you listened, did not contain levels of less mainstream / swing jazz albums than "1st").
A second difference occurs not because the album was intentional, but merely due to differences in mood at work on it. Later known, Discus fans torn between the two albums and often come from different communities. Some fans of "1st" disappointed with the album ".. tot Licht!", But some fans "... tot Licht!" Considers this album a lot better than "1st".
Though the disappointment was not free from taste, this could mean that the concept of "musical pluralism" Discus has not caught well by the fans. Or conversely, can be considered that have not managed to articulate the philosophy Discus Discus actual music to the public. In Discus upcoming album, can be generally stated that the main impression or "soul" of this album will be approximately in the middle of the first and second albums. Of course, plus a few new elements ... Band Members : Fadhil Indra : Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Electronic Percussion, Rindik, Ethnic Percussion Iwan Hasan : Lead Vocals, Guitar, 21-string HarpGuitar, Keyboards Anto Praboe : Clarinet, Flute, Saxophones, Pui-pui, Suling, Growls Kiki Caloh : Bass, Lead Vocals Eko Partitur : Violin, Vocals Hayunaji : Drums Krisna Prameswara : Keyboards Ex-Member : Nonie : Lead Vocals (1996-2004) Yuyun : Lead Vocals, Ethnic Vocals, Percussion (2004-2007) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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