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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Guruh Gipsy, Indonesia


Guruh Gipsy - s/t. 1975 private cassette.

Incredible progressive rock album with strong Yes overtones combined with the local Gamelan musical tradition. This album avoids the lounge music trap that many of their brethren suffer from. The best vintage progressive rock from Indonesia. Interesting to note that Guruh Gypsy were formed by the son of Soekarno, the former president who was ousted by the ruling president of that time, Soeharto (thanks to the comment below!).

Guruh Gipsy recently came out on LP by Shadoks, making its debut in that format. Like most albums from Indonesia, Guruh Gipsy's album was originally released as a cassette. I would expect to see a CD from Shadoks in the next few years, as they usually follow their LP issues in the digital format.

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2 comments:

luthfi said...

A correction:
Interesting to note that Guruh Gypsy were formed by one of the sons of the ruling family!

This is not right. Guruh is the son of Soekarno, the former president who was ousted by the ruling president of that time, Soeharto.

Tom said...

Thanks for the correction Luthfi. Poor research on my part - and you are of course right. Thanks again!

- Tom