27 Agu 2011

Shorthand Phonetics: Cantata No. 6 (Assistants of Assistants) album

Setelah merilis lima album, Shorthand Phonetics kini kembali dengan album keenamnya berjudul “Cantata no. 6 (Assistants of Assistants) in Varying Keys, Op. 25 for Three Electric Guitars, One Bass Guitar, One Drum Kit, One Tenor and Additional Voices Where Appropriate”. Nuansa musik lo-fi indie rock masih tersaji di album ini. Dengan software musik Sonar 7 untuk prosesi rekaman dan Fruity Loops Studio 9 untuk proses mixingnya, Shorthand Phonetics menciptakan karyanya secara mandiri.

Shorthand Phonetics adalah proyek band dari seorang mahasiswa kedokteran di salah satu universitas negeri di Bandung, Ababil Ashari namanya. Berangkat dari sebuah cerita yang diterjemahkannya menjadi komposisi musik dan lirik tematik. Di album keenamnya ini, Ababil menyuguhkan sebuah cerita tentang Hanabishi Hideaki, mahasiswa kedokteran dan seorang novelis dari Jepang. Sebuah cerita yang sedikit banyak telah menginspirasikan Shorthand Phonetics dalam keenam albumnya selama 8 tahun cerita ini membentang.

Shorthand Phonetics berkolaborasi lirik dengan penulis-penulis yang membantunya dalam bercerita di album ini. Sangat layak untuk disimak setiap tulisan yang ada di album ini. Mungkin jika booklet dari album ini adalah sebuah rangkaian cerita, maka lagu-lagu di album ini pun akan menjadi soundtracknya. Telinga kalian akan dipacu dengan komposisi lo-fi ala Shorthand Phonetics dan lirik tematiknya. So, penasaran karya apa yang terlahir di album keenamnya ini? Tunggu rilisannya pada tanggal 1 September 2011 di Yes No Wave Music bekerja sama dengan Tsefula/Tsefuelha Records.

Track List:

[01] “Overture ("For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes—not that you won or lost—but how you played the Game." - Grantland Rice)”

[02] “Are You Having an Aneurysm? Is This What An Aneurysm Looks Like?”

[03] “Duh, Winning!”

[04] “Dirk Nowitzki vs. The Heat”

[05] “Fujioka Fujie Sits Me Down and It Was Totally Ninja (A Conversation Sung Alone)”

[06] “Anyone Can Play Guitar 2: The Fan Sequel (Just Wanna Play Portal 2 With You, or, "So There's This French [...] Well French Iranian Cartoon Called "Persepolis" About Growing Up in Iran During the Iranian Revolution or Whatever... It's Fun! You'll Like It!"), or, "Any state that passes a bill that tries to regulate video games based on content is just asking to pay my legal fees..." - Paul Smith”

[07] “Tragedy in the Tradeoff, or, You Have Been Taken Over by the Goddess of Gossip and It Is Not a Good Look on You, Sister! (Well, That's the Easiest Way to Make You Stop Talking About All the Annoying People You Meet, Brother!)”

[08] “The Bachelor Party, or, Standing Next To”

[09] “Sex Bob-Omb and the Pursuit of Being Sad and Stuff”

[10] “Ling-Ling! You...Uh...Excited for Christmas? [...] Oh No! It's a Tumor...”

[11] “Natalies for Glasses VI (After Six Years, This Is All I've Got to Show For)
[pt. 1] Hey, I Love You
[pt. 2] What Else Is New (Reprise)
[pt. 3] In My Dreams, You Wanted Pictures of our Projected Future”

[12] “Natalies for Glasses VI (After Six Years, This Is All I've Got to Show For)
[pt. 4] And This, Tsubasa, This Is the Best I Can Do Impromptu”

Shorthand Phonetics - Are You Having an Aneurysm? Is This What An Aneurysm Looks Like?

Shorthand Phonetics is Ababil Ashari (vox, guitar, bass, programming)
All tracks by A. Ashari, except track 1 by A. Ashari / T. Teravainen / V.L. Hidajat / J. Steele / S. Carradini, track 3 by A. Ashari / S. Budiharjo, track 4 and 8 by A. Ashari / S. Carradini, track 7 by A. Ashari / V. L. Hidajat and track 9 and pt.2 of track 11 by A. Ashari / J. Steele
Cover art and booklet art were cropped and modified from a photograph entitled “11-08-09” by Dov Harrington, http://www.flickr.com/photos/idovermani/
Back cover art was modified from the photograph entitled "Lab Coats" by Logan Ingalls, http://www.flickr.com/photos/plutor/
Both photographs are used under the Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons
License (CC BY 2.0)
Produced, mixed and mastered by Ababil Ashari
Recorded at Third Floor First Room Studios, Pasteur, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia to a 2007 Hewlett-Packard Presario V3500 through a Labtec webcam mic in the month of July 2011.

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1 komentar:

  1. judul lagunya kayak lagu2 klasik.gw punya yg judulnya neuroses.keren banget lagu itu,ga pake distorsi gitarnya tapi tetep kerasa garang