Editorial Roundtable: Soto Ayam Bu Karti

“Soto Ayam Bu Karti” has been in our staff members’ conversations for the past few weeks. This absurd short parody by Mamang Kesbor references the style of trap hip hop artists (most obviously Playboi Carti) to tell a story about a chicken soto street food stall. Speed of Sound Mag’s editors and staff writers collaborated on an editorial reviewing the song and the extent of which “Soto Ayam Bu Karti” impacts Indonesian culture, however niche it could be.

Environmental and Cultural Preservation in .Feast’s ‘Tarian Penghancur Raya’

.Feast recently released their latest single from their upcoming album “Membangun dan Menghancurkan”—the mysterious, powerful “Tarian Penghancur Raya.” In this single we see .Feast returning to their heavier rock roots, after their foray to a more electronically-influenced rock in their previous single and EP. “Tarian Penghancur Raya” not only delivers a sound that entices and intrigues their audience, but it also reminds their audience that the issues of cultural and environmental preservation are interconnected.

Bilal Indrajaya is Here to Stay in “Purnama”

Bilal Indrajaya is mostly known for his singles “Biar” and “Ruang Kecil,” and also collaborated with Vira Talisa in her single “He’s Got Me Singing Again.” As shown from his songs and aesthetic, he’s somewhat of an old soul, heavily drawing on influences from bands like The Beatles and scenes like late ’60s psychedelia. He recently released his debut EP Purnama, and while it touches on familiar themes and sounds, it takes its listeners through a stylistic and emotional rollercoaster. Check out our review of Purnama on our blog now.

Moon Gang captivates us with “The Visit”

In Bam Mastro and Karaeng Adjie’s supergroup, Moon Gang, we can honestly expect anything. Bam Mastro’s eclectic electronic rock sound off of Elephant Kind and Karaeng Adjie’s new 2000s Indonesian Malay rock sound off of Polka Wars makes it a hard guess for their listeners to pin out what kind of sound they will produce with Moon Gang. And with their newest single released called “The Visit,” Moon Gang starts slow while other supergroups start hard.

Sound Check, vol. 6 with Jove Satara

Jove Satara is an up-and-coming musician based in Jakarta, Indonesia; his music is an ode for the outcasts—written on a narrative from Ganendra Satria’s own mind, while relating to those who share the same commonalities. Introducing Jove Satara to be the first in the roster of our in-house artists, the Speedofsoundmag team talked to Ganendra about his creative process, the complications of solitude, and Dante’s Inferno.