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I don't know much about Indonesian music culture... but I do know that it comprises some highly creative artists in the rock genre, largely unknown over here in Europe. This isn't the first time an album from Indonesia leaves me stunned with open mouth. Dewa Budjana creates enjoyable, playful fusion music with folk influences, plus some Allan Holdsworth and even Zappa feeling.
Favorite track: Temple Island (Home, 2005).
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Free Sampler Digital Download Album of the Indonesian guitar icon DEWA BUDJANA. Featuring jazz, fusion and prog legends such as Vinnie Colaiuta (track 1), Jimmy Johnson (1, 8), Tony Levin (3, 9), Jack DeJohnette (3), Gary Husband (3, 9), Peter Erskine (6, 8), Dave Carpenter, (6) Antonio Sanchez (2), Joe Locke (2), Ben Williams (2), Bob Mintzer (8), Larry Goldings (8), and a vast array of Indonesian musicians: Shadu Rasjidi, Saat Syah, Indra Lesmana and more.
Featuring 12 tunes from 10 albums and 1 unreleased live track:
• Nusa Damai (1997) - feat. track: Ruang Dialisis (11)
• Gitarku (2000) - feat. track: Kunang Kunang (10)
• Samsara (2003) - feat. track: Back Home (4)
• Home (2005) - feat. track: Temple Island (6)
• Gitarku Hidupku Live (2007) - feat. track: On The Way Home (5)
• Dawai in Paradise (2011) - feat. track: Lalu Lintas (7)
• Joged Kahyangan (2013) - feat. track: Dang Hyang Story (8)
• Surya Namaskar (2014) - feat. track: Duaji & Guruji (1)
• Hasta Karma (2015) - feat. track: Jayaprana (2)
• Zentuary (2016) - feat. tracks: Dear Yulman (3), Crack In The Sky (9)
• Duaji & Guruji Live (2016) - feat. track: Saniscara (12)
released September 12, 2017
Dewa Budjana's internationally released albums are:
Dwiki Dharmawan's brand new album (2018). Drawing from both his extensive jazz influences and his rich cultural heritage, the Indonesian piano maestro delivers yet another spellbinding masterwork! Dewa Budjana
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