(Ini Itu - 1501) LP $20.00

The unexpected melt-pop child of dangdut and krautrock, filtered through electronica and post-exotica lenses. Roel Meekop and Frans de Waard resist the temptation to go all subtropical gabber, and instead deliver good-natured beats, boisterous and carefree, exhaling a cheerful and joyous mood. The epic eighteen-minute B-side is a freewheeling and energetic construction of meandering and hypnotic pseudo-gamelan riffs, resulting in trippy and lush washes of bliss. A record to enjoy, not only for its hedonistic take on music history reverse engineering, but also its use of snippets from early ’80s cassettes by obscure electronic puddle-tapper Cybe. Edition of 250 with insert.