MATAJIWA (“Eye of the Soul” in Bahasa Indonesia), is the Indonesian duo of Anda Perdana (vocals and guitar) and Reza Achman (drumcussion).
Formed in 2011, they approach their music through a balance of life and spirituality, and write songs that are a fusion of their Indonesian roots, blues and rock music.
Matajiwa would gracefully dives into it with the equilibrium sides of life. Spirituality wealth. They write songs as their sacredly benediction, and gonna religiously embrace it upon widely open eyes and soul. The music are primitive and sprawled, pass through the definition of just merely popular; dug into their fatherland roots, Indonesia, fuse it contemporerly with a blues mentality and native rock that they have, which scaterred by kettledrums, dances and compassionate chants – joggle with realm cosmos dream named world music landscape. It will be made to tremble, solitude, but at the same time celebrating mirth on the beauty of irony, reflection and mind contemplation.
Here’s their performance at Baybeats Festival 2015, Esplanade, Singapore.
All text and photos by Wisnu Haryo Yudhanto, Singapore Event Photographer
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