Here’s what our editor thought were some of the best local albums of 2018.
In episode three of Putar Belit – a series where we talk about local albums, with no regard to genre, and overthink them – our editor tries to play the guitar with subpar success while reviewing an album by new neo-folk artist, Bayangan.
April has so many great releases, and these are some of the last batch of awesome musical pastries for you to listen to! We have the best of pop punk, Flizzow’s classy new single, our favourite song from the latest Hujan EP, a great soulful release from NJWA and more! Follow us on Spotify for the latest music.
Bayangan is Fikri Fadzil’s stage name for his neo-folk project. His début album Bersendirian Berhad is the culmination of several months of seclusion in his home-cum-office, containing songs that are minimal, but loaded with messages of nostalgia, addiction, darkness and more. We had a deep conversation with him about a large variety of things, and as a man who has spent years being one of the most respected curators of Southeast Asian music with The Wknd Sessions, it’s a treasure trove of influence, stories and inspiration.
The conversation happened in the Wknd office’s backyard, with a lone tree in [...]