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Review: “Constellation” – Stars and Rabbit, 2015 (Green Island Music, Indonesia / Lilystars Records, Philippines)

May 27, 2015

Clementine

The Darker Side of Me

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Tracklist

  1. Like it Here
  2. The House
  3. Catch Me
  4. Worth It
  5. Rabbit Run
  6. Cry Little Heart
  7. I’ll Go Along
  8. You Were the Universe
  9. Summerfall
  10. Man Upon the Hill
  11. Old Man Finger

For those of you whose exposure to Indonesian music has been seriously limited to the gamelan recordings in Asian Music class, you have no idea as to what you’re missing.  Modern Indonesian music, particularly among its independent acts, is rich, vibrant, and rather compelling.

One such example would be the sound of Stars and Rabbit.  This two-person act is made up of vocalist Elda Suriyani and guitarist Adi Widodo.  Individually, they’re stellar: Suriyani’s soft, whispery, little girl voice is enchanting; you will find yourself thinking of Bjork during her early years with the Icelandic band The Sugarcubes, perhaps a little of a much younger Tori Amos during her Cornflake Girl period; there’s also a rich, sometimes growling rasp…

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“B” Is For Bacharach

March 21, 2011

Clementine

Our recent tribute event for The POP Shoppe! featured some of the works of Burt Bacharach, which unbeknownst to many is one of most popular and respected songwriter. A lot of his songs have been sung, covered and continously being revived by well known singers, musicians and bands.

Burt F. Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American pianist, composer and music producer. He is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the mid-1950s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David. Many of their hits were produced specifically for, and performed by, Dionne Warwick. Following on with the initial success of this collaboration, Bacharach went on to produce hits with Dusty Springfield, Bobbie Gentry and others. As of 2006, Bacharach had written 70 Top 40 hits in the US, and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK. Source: Wikipedia

The videos below are pretty much the result of our attempt to do something different. Watch our bands and guest artists perform their choice of Burt Bacharach covers. Pardon the dimness and quality of the recording. Enjoy!

Close To You – Kate Torralba

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – The Gentle Isolation

I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Your Imaginary Friends

Baby It’s You – Dirty Hate

This Guy’s In Love With You / Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / Walk On By – The Camerawalls