Mooner – Tabiat (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 40:43 minutes | 489 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Outer Battery Records
As the fourth-most populous country in the world, it should be no surprise that Indonesia has a burgeoning rock scene. Unfortunately, given the music world’s tendency to focus its attention on Europe and the US, countries like Indonesia tend to get forgotten about. This is a crying shame, given the talent of musicians like those in Mooner, whose new album Tabiat is a fantastic trip through psychedelic stoner-rock.
Following an enticing bass hook, Tabiat gets off to a thunderous start with the monstrous riffs of Buruh. One of the catchiest songs in recent memory, it is quite a challenge to get the chorus out of your head, and the effects applied to Marshella Safira’s wonderful clean vocals layer the song with a delightfully psychedelic sound fresh from the grooviest 60s dream haze. That psychedelic thread runs through the rest of the album, giving it a heady feel which serves to accentuate the stoner rock on display, exemplified best on songs like Fana or Serikat. It is worth noting here that the group is made up of members from four different bands, namely The Sigit, Sigmun, The Slave, and Sarasvati. From those groups came bassist Rekti, drummer Tama, guitarist Absar Lebeh, and vocalist Marshella Safira respectively, as well as the melting pot of influences that Mooner represents, such as prog acts Jetrho Tull and Led Zeppelin, the psychedelic stoner-blues of Imi Hendrix, and the stranger psychedelia of Purson.
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