Kelompok Kampungan – Mereka Mencari Tuhan {1970s}

Kelompok Kumpangan is a progressive rock band from Indonesia. Strawberry Rain Music re-released their first album “Mencari Tuhan” in 2013. You can still buy it at Light In The Attic Records.

“One of the true gems of the Indonesian scene, this album stands to be one of the best, and also one of the most unique albums to come from the region. Banned by the Shuko government soon after release, it remains somewhat obscure to most collectors up until now. An album created by Bram Makahekum (who had no musical experience or training at all) Kelompok Kumpangan had multiple members trying to recreate the sounds of nature, even using original handmade instruments invented by the band themselves. The end result is nothing short of brilliant, one of our personal favourites from the region and an album that can’t really be compared to much else. Wonderful progressive folk of the highest caliber, we can’t stand behind this one enough.”

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