well...come to think bout music...bout the scene...i must admit that we're all here are much lack behind from others...or should i say...outsiders...let's make a little comparison with Europe shall we :
Architecture - lack 20 years
Movies - lack 10 years or more
Music ??? well..let's not compare it with Europe...just take Indonesia as another body...i must admit that we're lack about 100 years from them (???)
Now the matter is a big WHY...why we're so left behind?? why can't we do it like them?? why can't we create our own masterpiece??...so i got a few reason here :
- Budaya terikut-ikut - yes it's true my friends...we're soooo crazy bout ikut2 orang...follow golongan purist yang seboleh2 tak nak muzik tu evolve...nk kekalkan originality lah konon...tak kire lah mainstream, underground,or tradisional...terlampau nk mintak approval drpd orang2 otai dluh b4 buat sumthin...golongan yg melampau ni la yang membantutkan evolusi muzik tu seniri...kalian setuju?
- Budaya tangguk - x dinafikan...aku tangguk kat kat universiti (hehehe)....but when it comes to music...aku nampak orang kite menangguk tak hengat!! see...if somebody or some bands out there main muzik same cam certain2 bands...let's say...macam Nirvana la...sume orang sanjung...sume orang ckp "Ini la Nirvana Malaysia!"......tp bile ade band yg ubah sket muzik Grunge tuh ke level yg lebih tinggi...orang akan cakap "Ini Nirvana tak jadi!!".....it's the same wif nowadays Indon-Fever...sume orang dah jadi bodo....asal band Indon je...tros jalaannn....kasi tabik baeekk punya.....i must admit dat ade band Indon yang btul2 bagus macam Dewa19 n Padi...but some of them are just RUBBISH!!! actually diorang pun copycat gak....try study sket pasal diorang...compare muzik diorang ngan band2 old-school dulu from US or Europe....mesti ade nampak kesamaan yang ketara
Why don't we change a lil bit?? Why don't we start to make our own trademarks?? Kenapa kite xleh appreciate local music kite seniri?? Dalam hal nih aku blh jadikan Butterfingers sbg contoh....they came from Grunge image...Grunge music...then slowly they evolve n now on their 5th studio album, they started experimenting with Malay lyrics but in various arrangement. Actually they already did it since their 1st album. Songs like Royal Jelly (the violin intro), Chrome (the 'sempoi' gitar version of Ikan Kekek)...then in Transcendence they did it again wif the song Epitome (taken from Ketipang Payung)...n after that came Malayneum, the song Malayneum itself has very very high Malay flavour in it! That's how we gonna work it out...Butterfingers has set the standard...they know Grunge well before others know it (people always refer Grunge as Nirvana n not more than that...they are bloody wrong!!).....i'll write bout Grunge next time...heheheh
That's all for now, kasi banyak2 pun x guna. Try la digest one by one, Al-Quran pun turun ayat demi ayat kan??
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