Devilishly good, mystical, tribalistic rhythms from Jakarta based art collective Uwalmassa.
‘Uwalmassa shape their relationship with various forms of musical heritage into technical and stylish forms on Malar, marrying acoustic sonics with a contemporary outlook that reflects their Indonesian identity; evolving, mutating, and scavenging traditions to draw parallels to dance music, and to test the adaptability and flexibility of those sounds.
Here the collective go dark and deep in their first album-length collaboration with Mana, casting long shadows and moving snake style at speed across nine tracks. Using a mix of synthetic and acoustic instruments - the texture of Malar feels enigmatic, occasionally industrial, and the result magical in its mystery and fluctuating impact.
Cat No: MANA14
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Genre: World / Indonesian / Tribal / Experimental
Released: 5th January 2022