Another great progressive fusion band from Indonesia. Of course, unveiled for the rest of the world by MoonJune Records. Hats of to all these fine Indonesian musicians and the valiant Leonardo Pavkovic!
Favorite track: Pop Sick Love Carousel.
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I Know You Well Miss Clara is an experimental progressive jazz-rock quartet, formed in the summer of 2010 and hailing from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. With such wide-ranging influences as Soft Machine, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ornette Coleman, Matching Mole, and many more, the group continues to break new ground as it discovers and defines its musical identity. I Know You Well Miss Clara came together and formed their unique musical bonds while all four were students at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts, in Jogjakarta. The band is comprised of Reza Ryan, guitar; Adi Wijaya, keyboards; Enriko Gultom, bass; and Alfiah Akbar, drums. In lieu of their upcoming debut release - 'Chapter One' - on MoonJune Records, the band has stayed busy and visible -- appearing at numerous jazz and blues festivals across Indonesia, while continuing to write and rehearse new material and search out new sonic terrain. The result of this visionary attitude and determined work ethic is a music that touches places where precious little progressive music has recently traversed. It is a bold, adventurous music more committed to being sensitive to the moment than following any formulas or set paths. There is a kindred spirit to that which defined the best of progressive jazz through much of the seventies and early '80's. It is expressed in a vibrant, urgent manner that, while paying homage to a host of stellar, profound influences, is none-the-less completely their own. Anyone who has followed the expanding directions of MoonJune Records over the last five or six years is already quite familiar with the wealth of amazing talent emerging from Indonesia. I Know You Well Miss Clara not only adds to this rich tradition, but they are quickly establishing their credentials as a vital new voice in progressive music.
Dark and foreboding; mysterious, suspenseful and unpredictable: "Chapter One" are a breath of fresh air for a genre clamoring desperately for such sincerity.
released September 16, 2013
REZA RYAN guitar
ADI WIJAYA keyboards
ENRIKO GULTOM bass
ALGIAH AKBAR drums
Special guest NICHOLAS COMBE sax (on tracks 6 & 7)
All songs written by Reza Ryan, except: Open The Door, See The Ground (Adi Wijaya / Reza Ryan)
and Pop Sick Love Carousel (Enriko Gultom / Adi Wijaya / Reza Ryan)
Recorded at Kua Studio & Otakkanan Studio, Jogjakarta, Indonesia in 2012.
Mixed and Mastered at DMU - Digital Music University Surabaya, Indonesia in 2013. Audio Engineer: Cahyanandra Dhyaksa
Produced by IKYWMC.
USA release executive production Leonardo Pavkovic.
The compositions and unison playing are beautiful in their intricacy and complexity. The energetic, yet not overbearing percussion, allows the bass grooves to breath and provide a strong rhythmic pulse. The album seems to demonstrate a love of the jazz fusion of the 70's yet has a unique subtly and reserve. Stuart J Thomas
Well, Tarasque is a bit, innit? But the whole album just has its own ... space ... universe? ... that it defines and owns. If you thought these musicians knew what the word "boundary" meant, think again. This is well outside.
Experimental jams. Gorgeous production. Peter Jones
Stumbled on this by chance ; glad I did .
Superb fusion jazz with elements of Miles Davis bitches brew/silent way/jack
Johnson period with interesting Indonesian overtones .check it out and
You won't be disappointed. Nick Bradey