Originally released only on cassette tape back in 1975, the second album by Harry Roesli Gang, “Titiki Api” finally receives it’s first vinyl release via LaMunai Records which concludes a trilogy of his first three albums. Titik Api might be not so popular Ken Arok or Philosophy Gang for the Indonesian listener at the time, but the album was premiered by the Aktuil Magazine at 1976. Nevertheless, Ken Arok become one of the Indonesian music albums that highly anticipated by the western for now, and will be prevalently distributed in Asia, West Europe and America by vinyl form.
In the process, the album Titik Api was created to commemorate the one-year performance of Opera Rock – Ken Arok, which was first performed at Dago Tea House, Bandung. For this reason, LaMunai chose to release Titik Api at the end of the Harry Roesli Gang trilogy, this album is a refinement of the music of Philosophy Gang and Ken Arok. An optimal cross-wedding between east and west music which was very popular at that time (western rock music) by all young people of Indonesia.
In this album, you will be lulled by a fusion of rock tones from the roar of guitars, keyboards and drums with organic sounds from gamelan, fiddle, angklung to bicycle bells, all stirred and packaged very well by Harry Roesli Gang.
“We hope that the release of this album can be a means of nostalgia for listeners & fans of Harry Roesli Gang, and of course, the most important thing is to be able to add references and information on the archipelago music for young listeners today.”
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