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The New York Times

By Grayson Haver Currin

Wukir Suryadi and Rully Shabara at their studio in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Their group, Senyawa, is an international emissary of Indonesia’s experimental music scene.

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The Quietus

By Tom Coles

The instrumentation may be radically different, but in their own way Indonesian duo Senyawa are as heavy and as foreboding as anything in the metal canon.

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CDM

By Peter Kirn

The idea might seem crazy at first – share all the materials for a release, tracks and stems and artwork at all, and then set it free with any other label who wants to put it out.

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Glissando

By Marianna Lis

Once upon a time there was a country in a distant land. And although here and there, there were still traces of its former glory, now it was falling into decline. 

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Bandcamp Daily

By Ben Salmon

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NME

By Azzief Khaliq

Rully Shabara Herman and Wukir Suryadi, the duo better known as Senyawa, are into their second decade as a band – the latter half of which has seen them rise from relative obscurity to international prominence, getting the sort of attention rarely afforded to Southeast Asian acts.

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Chicago Reader

By Philip Montoro

I deas that are seen as progressive, modern, or radical always have these associations that come from the West,” said Senyawa vocalist Rully Shabara in a February interview with Reader contributor Joshua Minsoo Kim for his online music zine Tone Glow..

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NME

By Surej Singh

Senyawa have announced a new virtual festival, dubbed Pasar Alkisah, to mark the release of their album ‘Alkisah’.

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Majalah Tempo

By Shinta Maharani

Kelompok musik Senyawa merilis album baru dengan mengusung konsep kolaborasi global. Berkolaborasi dengan 44 label rekaman indie di dalam dan luar negeri, dari Pontianak sampai Yordania dan Italia. Sebuah terobosan dalam industri rekaman musik.

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Kompas

By Herlambang Jaluardi

Duo Senyawa memperlakukan album teranyarnya sebagai alat produksi baru. Makin banyak yang terlibat, makin banyak yang bisa mengambil manfaatnya. Ini strategi bertahan cara musisi eksperimentalis.

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Nowamuzyka

By Lukasz Komla

W przypadku indonezyjskiego duetu Senyawa – Rully Shabara (wokal) i Wukir Suryadi (instrumenty) – rok 2020 wyznaczył cezurę w historii zespołu, z jednej strony muzycy postanowili niejako oddzielić to, co zrobili przez poprzednie dziesięć lat (Dasawarsa Pertama), a z drugiej – zdecydowali się na nowy rozdział, którzy sami nazywają Dasawarsa Kedua (Druga Dekada).

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Frekuensi Antara

By Rio Tantomo

“Let’s keep this connection of good people going and prepare for the actual Kiamat,” ketik Rully Shabara di akhir ruang bincang saluran Twitch. “Bergegaslah menuju muara!” tutupnya habis perkara.

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Tone Glow

By Joshua Minsoo Kim

Senyawa are an Indonesian duo made up of Wukir Suryadi (homemade instruments) and Rully Shabara (vocals). The two met at a music festival in 2010 and shortly thereafter recorded their debut self-titled EP.

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Mondosonoro

By Mondosonoro

El dúo de Indonesia Senyawa quiere revolucionar la forma en que se escucha la música y ha planteado un experimento: cuarenta y cuatro sellos de todo el mundo editando el mismo álbum, “Alkisah”, de forma independiente.

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Esoteros

By Michele Palozzo

Alkisah segna l’avvento di una “globalizzazione creativa” volta a ispirare concretamente modalità di distribuzione alternative per la musica esterna al circuito mainstream, spazzando via i residui di certe poco consone logiche di mercato privatistico.

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Sodapop

By Sodapop

Per celebrale l’inizio del secondo decennio di attività, il duo indonesiano dei Senyawa dà vita a un progetto ambizioso appaltando, diciamo così, la produzione del nuovo album a una quarantina di etichette sparse fra il Nord America, l’Europa, il Medio ed Estremo Oriente e l’Oceania; non una classica coproduzione, più un franchising che garantisce la diffusione della loro musica su scala globale, ma valorizzando il locale: per l’Italia gli agenti di zona sono Artetetra e Communion che stampano l’album su cassetta e rafforzano la felice formula ideata dal gruppo affiancandola a un album digitale di remix e reinterpretazioni ad opera di sedici musicisti italiani, fra cui Mai Mai MaiTetuanNicola RattiFreddie Murphy e Chiara Lee (ex Father Murphy).

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Pitchfork

By Rough Trade

The end of the world has always lurked in Senyawa’s explosive mix of metallic bombast, ritualistic howls, and industrial-strength clamor.

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Nero Editions

By Enrico Monacelli

Su «Alkisah», il nuovo album del duo art-doom indonesiano Senyawa: un capolavoro di decentralizzazione estrema per sopravvivere al peso del mondo

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Skylinerev

By Stef Claes

Dat COVID-19 de muziekindustrie tot de nodige herbronning heeft aangezet, is een veelal utopische, nog op lange termijn te toetsen hypothese. Maar soms zijn er verhalen – en wat heeft een mens momenteel meer nodig dan verhalen? – die tot broodnodige hoop stemmen.

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Nero Editions

By Enrico Monacelli

Su «Alkisah», il nuovo album del duo art-doom indonesiano Senyawa: un capolavoro di decentralizzazione estrema per sopravvivere al peso del mondo

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Stellage

By Stellage

РЕЦЕНЗИЯ

Западные журналисты любят называть Senyawa нынешним авангардом индонезийской музыки – словно до них не было ни местной обширной панк-сцены, ни заумных металлистов Kekal, словно не работают ныне на островах лейблы Hasana Editions и Yes No Wave; благодаря мастермайнду последнего, кстати, Senyawa и получили первоначальный импульс. Белому человеку кажется, что вот был гамелан, а сразу после появились Senyawa.

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Popmatters

By Adriane Pontecorvo

Alkisah is also steeped in many kind of culture. Senyawa’s avant-garde stylings are rooted deep in a range of indonesian folk sounds enmeshed with ferocious punk energy.

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Rocking

By Antonis Kalamoutsos

Ένα άβολο κομψοτέχνημα πειραματικής μουσικής, η επανάσταση του bamboo κι ένας κόσμος που πρέπει ν’ αλλάξει

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Giornaledellamusica

By Enrico Bettinello

In un decennio di sorprendente attività, il duo indonesiano Senyawa si è distinto come una delle proposte soniche più originali e coinvolgente del panorama globale, con una musica in grado non solo di colpire per la forza espressiva, ma anche di mettere in discussione le categorie con cui, per comodità, pigrizia o mercato, siamo soliti inquadrare le proposte che arrivano da geografie lontane.

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Freiepresse

By Von Matthias Zwarg

Senyawa ist eine experimentelle Folkband aus Java, Indonesien. Sie verbinden traditionelle Klänge ihrer Heimat mit modernen Soundtechniken. Eigentlich, so Chris Münster vom Chemnitzer Label “In:Ex”, sollte die weltweit erfolgreiche Band 2020 im Weltecho spielen, doch Corona machte die Pläne zunichte. Trotzdem kam über einen in Chemnitz…

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Cvltnation

By Todd Manning

Walking a fine line between High Art and Doom since 2014, Indonesian Duo Senyawa is poised to release their latest full length “Alkisah” on February 12th. In order to subvert the hierarchical structures of the music industry, it will be released through a cooperative agreement among many labels throughout the world.

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