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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

Tohpati Ethnomission: Mata Hati

Read "Mata Hati" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Although it's been nearly seven years since Tohpati Ethnomission's Save The Planet (2010), Indonesian guitarist Tohpati has hardly been idle in that time, with several notable releases to his credit on Moonjune Records. Thanks to Leonardo Pavkovic's New York label, Riot (2012), Faces (2017)--both under the moniker Tohpati Bertiga--The Sixth Story (2013), the swansong of the ...

Tohpati Ethnomission: Mata Hati

Read "Mata Hati" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Indonesian guitarist and composer Tohpati, like his countrymen Dewa Budjana and Dwiki Dharmawan, is a busy studio musician who somehow manages to keep several of his own distinct musical projects moving in parallel. The most well-known of these is probably simakDialog, best described as an Indonesian jam band whose copious recorded output has been cut short ...

simakDialog: Live at Orion

Read "Live at Orion" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

There's a lot to be said for possessing a signature sound and style these days, regardless of genre. But the cunning Indonesian jazz fusion outfit simakDialog have gradually imprinted a deep-rooted mark of authenticity on the global fusion and progressive rock circuits. Recorded during the band's 2013 US tour which concluded at Orion Studios in Baltimore, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

simakDialog at Shapeshifter Lab

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simakDialog
Shapeshifter Lab
Brookyn, NYC
November 10, 2014

The music of simakDialog represents a voyage of discovery: exploring new sonic landscapes through their ambitious, unpretentious but highly skilled approach to playing as individual musicians, and their corporate trust in one another's ability to grasp the subtle dynamics of a given moment ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel Cd-player di... Boris Savoldelli

Read "I 10 CD nel Cd-player di... Boris Savoldelli" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. SimakDialog -The 6th Story (Moonjune Records -2013).
Band indonesiana del pianista e bandleader Risha Arshad, un caro amico e meraviglioso musicista/compositore. Un ensemble musicale, prodotto dalla mia stessa etichetta newyorkese, portatore di un originale formula che può ricordare un certo Miles elettrico con, in più, un gusto orientale dettato dalla presenza in formazione di ...

Tohpati: Tribal Dance

Read "Tribal Dance" reviewed by Ian Patterson

A revered musician in Indonesia through his twenty-year association with progressive jazz outfit simakDialog and the guitar trio Trimus--alongside Indonesian guitar greats Dewa Budjana and Balawan--Tohpati has produced a handful of solo recordings since the late 1990s. Through Moonjune Records, however, Tohpati is gradually reaching a wider international audience. Save The Planet (Moonjune Records, 2010) with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

simakDialog: The 6th Story

Read "The 6th Story" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The title, simple yet enigmatic, hints at the epic tale that is SimakDialog--the Indonesian prog-jazz band formed by keyboard player Riza Arshad in 1993. The band's international debut Patahan (MoonJune Records, 2007) served as a global calling card, with critics referencing jazz-fusion influences such as trumpeter Miles Davis, keyboardists Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul, The Pat ...

Ligro: Dictionary 2

Read "Dictionary 2" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Another great fusion band from Indonesia, Ligro is a co-operative trio comprised of guitarist Agam Hamzah, bassist Adi Darmawan, and drummer Gusti Hendi. Compared to the other Indonesian jazz and fusion artists on the MoonJune roster (Dewa Budjana, Tohpati Ario Hutomo, and the group SimakDialog) Ligro's sound is appreciably more aggressive and, dare I say, more ...

ARTICLE: OPINION

Death, Rebirth & New Revolution

Read "Death, Rebirth & New Revolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The death knell has often been sounded for jazz and many would argue that the last revolution in jazz took place as the '60s handed the baton to the '70s, with the electronic-influenced jazz typified by trumpeter Miles Davis' ground breaking albums In a Silent Way (Columbia, 1969) and Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). Many believe that ...