simakDialog, Indonesia 印尼



Ichwanul Sjahriza Arsjad - Piano
Aditya Bayu Ariwibowo - Guitar
Endang Ramdan - Sundanese Drum
Cucu Kurnia - Metal Toys
Erlan Suwardana - Sundanese Drum
Adhitya Pratama Adhit - Bass


“simakDialog has real energy and chops and should go very far. Their music proved simakDialog to already be an exceptional group.” - Gary Gomes, All About Jazz


Keyboardist/composer Riza Arshad formed simakDialog in 1993. simakDialog is crossover of a melting pod between western jazz/rock/psychedelia and Javanese/Indonesian exotic rhythm riffs.  Arshad's keyboards and writing are phenomenal: frequently reminding listeners of some towering progressive jazz pillars, such as Weather Report, Pat Metheny Group and early incarnations of Chick Corea's Return To Forever.  That said, what distinguishes simakDialog from mere fusion jazz groups is the presence of Indonesian percussionist Endang Ramdan playing traditional Indonesian instruments and the group’s seamless integration of traditional classical Indonesian forms to fusion jazz. 

The band has performed extensively in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal and Germany.


simakDialog 由身兼作曲及樂隊領班的 Riza 在 1993 年組成。在多民族多元化的國度內,創作的塑材自然離不了歷史悠久,印尼獨有的傳統'甘馬蘭'音樂。從強烈宗教味道的遠古廟宇音樂,到上世紀的搖滾及迷幻,simakDialog 的音樂就把西方的古典/爵士/搖滾,和爪哇/印尼風情瑰異的節奏及短句融匯一爐,別樹一幟。出版了四張唱片,分別以最佳爵士樂唱片和最佳爵士樂唱片監制兩大獎。2007 年,唱片 Patahan 在 Moonjune 唱片公司旗下於世界各地發行,得到樂評人大力推崇。


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