|2.||"Tetap Terbit" (4:22)|
|1.||"Dari Timur" (5:20)|
As debuts go, this one from Bandung-based duo Tarawangsawelas (AKA Taguh Permana and Wisnu Ridwana) is pretty special. Produced by acclaimed, open-minded beat-smith Rabih Beani, the album showcases the pair's contemporary take on tarawangsa, a sacred musical form from Sudanese West Java. While there are some interesting experimental flourishes - think field recordings, crackling noise samples and delicately placed effects - for the most part the music is rich in traditional instrumentation from the region. It's mostly beat-free, but pleasingly rhythmic, as if Permana and Ridwana want to entice us into a mystical trance. Above all else, the music is intensely beautiful and pleasingly becalmed.
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