• BANDA NEIRA - Yang Patah Tumbuh, Yang Hilang Berganti 2xCD
Banda Neira, a duofolk-pop who was originally known through the soundcloud network, earlier this year (2016) released their second album, Yang Patah Tumbuh, Yang Hilang Berganti after previously releasing the Di Paruh Waktu - EP (2012) and their first album, Berjalan Lebih Jauh (2013).
Although this music group has decided to disband at the end of December 2016 (a decision that is quite troubling for folk lovers) but their songs are still often heard especially in cafes where congregants are troubled to survive the harsh waves of loss.
Yang Patah Tumbuh, Yang Hilang Berganti contains fifteen meditative and majestic folk songs, very suitable to be a dancer on the mountain climbing trail, while traveling to a remote beach, or just a relaxing coffee on the porch of the house during the afternoon. Different from the songs on Berjalan Lebih Jauh that mostly sound cheerful, the atmosphere offered by the songs on this album is dominated by a sad and contemplative impression.
The most striking difference between the Yang Patah Tumbuh, Yang Hilang Berganti with the works of Banda Neira before is the music material presented on this album is more crowded and mature. Such as diverse instrumentation (string, piano, astral sounds), then the vocal technique used by both Nanda and Rara is more developed and varied than the previous album. Also, the album that collaborates with Deny Surya (drummer for Dialog Dini Hari) as the concoction of this record technically sounds really good. In terms of lyrics, it can also be said that the song lyrics on this album give a more complex message.