Posts Tagged ‘ Cloud Mouth ’

Humming Mad #1 @ Lumbung Padi, Jakarta – 16/10/2011

How to go to a gig in Kemang, a part of South Jakarta that you’ve never been before, from your friend’s place in Jakarta Pusat? Just make an FB Status Update and your Malaysia friend will give you the number of his Indonesian girlfriend. Meet her and her friends at McDonalds in Sarinah Plaza a few hours later and ride on the back of a moto all the way to the gig. Easy!

Rassuk
5 min 55 sec / 8.12 MB / 192kbps MP3
Heavy. Hardcore. Post-hardcore, whatever the fuck “post-hardcore” is, I heard it used once. Its just heavy, and hardcore, but hardcore that is more interesting than hardcore.

Augusta
15 min 53 sec / 21.8 MB / 192kbps MP3
Guitar, bass, drums. Doing some sort of experimental noise kind of thing. Sonic Youth, Crass, and 2005-2007 Sydney ala Say Cheese and Die!

Cloud Mouth
32 min 12 sec / 44.2 MB / 192kbps MP3
Cloud Mouth again. In between Ampang (sort of KL), they played in Shah Alam (also sort of KL), Singapore, Jogjakarta, and some other places in between. This time there was no need for long drum solos as the electricity was fine.

The Unfortunate Fridays, Part 6 @ Rumah Api, Ampang – 7/10/2011

This was the first show I’d attended at Rumah Api since the Ramadan break when a lot of bands in general didn’t seem to play any shows. So, considering I only started recording bands just before the beginning of Ramadan, that’s why this is my first set of live recording from KL’s main punk “space”.

Memorial
23 min 10 sec / 31.8 MB /192kbps MP3
Heavy, sludgy. Fast, crusty. You get the idea.

Epaulard
28 min 35 sec / 39.2 MB / 192kbps MP3
The new name for EX41. New name, same sound. Skramz!

Cloud Mouth
27 min 34 sec / 37.8 MB / 192kbps MP3
Cloud Mouth are from somewhere in USA and are currently touring Southeast Asia just before they brak up. Which is kind of what Atomgevitter did a few months earlier and Scum System Kill did in 2009. Maybe SEA is a good place for bands to retire. Anyway, Cloud Mouth play music that is a bit hardcore, bit screamo, bit melodic, bit something something like that. Halfway through one of their songs the power cut out. But the drums kept playing and the people kept dancing. Fortunately, the electricity came back only after a few minutes and Cloud Mouth could play a few more songs.

Daighila
16 min 54 sec / 23.2 MB / 192kbps MP3
Daighila would have to be one of my favourite bands from the KL “DIY Punk” scene. They’re a screamo band that doesn’t seem to be content with being just a screamo band – always adding and exploring new sounds such as their recent experimtentation with electronic based textures. However, this show wasn’t their best. The short set ended with Epit pushing over the drum kit and walking out. Oooooh! Tension! Rumours say they will release an album called “The Shape of Screamo to Come”, organise a tour of Europe but after a basement show in Italy being broken up by the police, they will declare that they are “fucking dead”. Or not.