Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ariesta Birawa Group - Vol. 1 (Indonesia 1973)

Ariesta Birawa Group - Vol.1 (Indonesia 1973)

Released in 1973, this is the first CD version of this psychedelic pop album. Much of the inventive melodies, delicate harmonies, and breezy guitars are rooted in the '60s Western tradition but contain enough twists on the genre to give the tunes a subtly unique flavor. While not terribly groundbreaking, this album does hold the distinction of being the firstavailable psychedelic album from Indonesia.
~ Contributed by Matthew Amundsen

* Oedin Syach,
* Jeffry Zaenal,
* Noerche.

Track listing
01. Si Ompong
02. Masa Depanmu
03. Minggu Pagi
04. Senyumlah Sayang
05. Untukmu Pujaanku
06. Qill Never Die
07. Pergi Pacaran
08. Persembahanku
09. KR. Bunga Nusa Indah
10. Terimalah Cintaku
11. Gadis Ayu
12. Didunia Yang Lain

Shadoks' first release from Indonesia is very special and was featured in Hans Pokora's 4001 Record Collector Dreams book as one of the rarest items from Asia. Originally released in 1973, this album contains beautiful, well-crafted songs with lots of guitars. Pure, heavy psychedelic with a good progressive Indonesian touch. If you like Juan De La Cruz' Maskara, or the Cambodian Rocks comp, this one is for you. If there would be a Vertigo release recorded in Indonesia this could be it. So far the only psychedelic release from Indonesia on the market, this CD version of the previously-released LP became a big success.
~ Internet Source.
It doesn’t take long after cracking open Hans Pokora’s renowned 4001 Record Collector Dreams (part 4 of the amazing record collector book series concentrating on rare Folk, Psychedelic, Progressive, Garage and Beat music from “Austria to New Zealand”) before stumbling across three serious-looking, hippified Indonesians, one with a mini-fro and a killer stache, who go by the Ariesta Birawa Group. Originally released in 1973 and extremely rare, ‘Vol. 1, Indonesia’ contains twelve 3-minute songs of psychedelic guitar-heavy songs that draw as much from their geographic roots as it does the Western 70s psych scene, like Hendrix’s melodic electric-funk accentuated by Eastern flute and exotic stringed instruments. One of the very few psychedelic re-releases from Indonesia, this album will please fans of worldly, psych and progressive tastes though don’t be scared, it is more accessible than you think, as well as connoisseurs of compilations like Cambodia Rocks. Releases like this one are why labels like Normal and distributors like Forced Exposure are so amazing.
~ Internet Source.

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...and also...
Arierta Birawa Group - Volumen 1 (Indonesia 1973).rar (48.05 MB)


Anonymous said...

Wonderful sounds, alas only tracks 1-6 can be successfully extracted from file :(

Henk Madrotter said...

hmmmh, somebody offered me the original vinyl haven't talked about the price yet. a japanese guy paid 1500 dollars for this one in jakarta last month and all the recordsellers here are buzzing about it

Henk Madrotter said...

and by the way, if you like ariesta biwara you might wanna check these two albums out, incredibly rare and incredibly good:


Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!