By Agente Costura, Tomy Herseta, Ravenative

Recorded at Agente Costura Studio Emserstraße Berlin on 25.08.2018
Mixed and Mastered in Utrecht by Tomy Herseta

Tomy Herseta

Tomy Herseta is a producer and performer of electronic music. Previously making music under the moniker KVMSY and A Stereo Myth, he has performed all across Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and Europe, collaborated with artists from different disciplines and is currently working on his upcoming debut LP on Hema Records, and a collaboration album with pianist/composer Gardika Gigih, to be released through Sorge Records. The focus of his work is not about the technicality of the production, but rather on how to evoke an emotion and evoke the sense of certain spaces or circumstances. It tries to generate imagery through auditory perception.

Agente Costura

Lisa Simpson has been playing the Singer, a sewing machine, since 2003. In the daytime she tackles unwanted clothing, pins them down and cuts them up, transforming them into new wearable shapes. By transforming wardrobes she is questioning contemporary consumption habits, bringing forth a discussion around the sustainability of the fashion industry. At nighttime the Singer joins her fellow musicians and Lisa sews to the beat of the music, improvising on clothing based on rhythm and sound. The prepared sewing machine is amplified to become a musical instrument and layers of sound are looped as layers of fabric are stitched together, creating a dreamlike soundscape, enhanced by self built wearable oscillators and feedback machines. 

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Ariel Orah

Ariel Orah

Ariel William Orah is a Berlin-based Indonesian artist who explores themes related to identity, memory, and scarcity. He fancies the durability of homo sapiens and the fragility of the machines. He is working with variety of media, ranging from sonic and other multi-sensory performances, physical and interactive installations, and moving and/or still images. He co-founded an empathy driven artist collective L-KW , Bandung-based progressive rock band “Vincent Vega”, and Indonesian gastronomy initiative SOYDIVISION.BERLIN. Selected works included commissioned installation for Tanz im August Festival Berlin (2016), film-music scoring for “Deeper High”- Germany (2018), CTM Festival Music Maker Hacklab 2020, solo album “Scarcity” (2017) and “WIM” (2018) under alias ravenative.