Budiman, Uun And The Jugala Gamelan Orchestra / Banondari: New Directions In Jaipongan
Album: Banondari: New Directions In Jaipongan   Collection:World
Artist:Budiman, Uun And The Jugala Gamelan Orchestra   Added:Jan 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-03-04 Pull Date: 2007-05-06 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 29 Apr 8 Mar 11
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 10, 2024: Music Casserole
Banondari-Ulah Ceurik
3. Apr 06, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Bentang Panggung
2. Apr 27, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Bentang Panggung
4. Mar 08, 2007: Radio Experiment #8
Banondari-Ulah Ceurik

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-03-12
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/2/07
Popular Gamelan, as developed while Sukarno was banning all Western music and instruments. The orchestra sounds pretty straight-up gamelan to my untrained ears, but the singing is definitely distinctive. You experimental fans should dig the heck out of this. I find it pretty cool in bite-sized chunks. I could actually see playing this alongside Siouxsie and the Banshees or Nina Hagen or Yoko Ono…
All in Javanese, no FCCs that I can possibly imagine. I like the first track – and not just because I wasn’t worn out when I heard it. Interesting stuff…
1. ***sprightly uptempo gamelon with distinctly pop sensibilities, and a definite bit of movie soundtrack theatricality. Complex and quite pretty alto female vocals, and all sorts of odd male growls and howls in background.
2. **beat starts and stops all over the place. Dramatic vocals. Percussion is particularly interesting.
3. **uptempo (mostly) but with lots of random bits. It’s pretty hard to follow this, frankly!
4. *OK, really it’s pretty much the same sort of thing throughout. I think this cut may be on the whole a bit more subdued, but it’s hard to tell…
5. *this one definitely seems like a bit of a lament, but who knows?
6. **Very slow and subdued intro. I’m sort of seeing the heroine lost in the wild jungle, trying to avoid the scary Javanese demons, but I could just be weird. (I’m pretty sure she gets captured at the end…)
7. *low-key random intro. Gets manic after a couple of minutes.
8. *similar.

Track Listing
1. Banondari-Ulah Ceurik   5. Bendrong Kajawen
2. Bentang Panggung   6. Kulu-Kuly Saduna
3. Bulan Sakembaran   7. Masket Hate
4. Bayu-Bayu   8. Alim Bobogohan Deui