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Undertow From Panama

Shout out to my best friend and also my partner in this music blog, Rizkana, who already introduced me to this awesome band called Panama. One day, she asked me to hear this song and honestly, it took three times play for me until I finally admit that she is true and Panama definitely has a really good music. My best friend always right when she suggest me to new music so thanks to her.

If you like Kygo, Miami Horror, or Wild Cub, I think you will like Panama too. Panama brings electropop music as their characteristics. Panama already released three EP and Undertow was taken from their latest EP, Hope For Something which was released on last June. This song has addicting melodies from the drum beats, electronic instruments, and of course piano tunes. Definitely a great song to hear.

If you haven’t hear Undertow from Panama, what are you waiting for? Go press the play button below and get ready to dance! Thank you for visiting Kustosica and I hope you enjoy this article.

Elsa

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Album Review

Album Review: Reservoir – Gordi

I think I might too late if I write about Gordi’s latest album, but I hope all of you still can enjoy this article because honestly, I can’t stop listening Reservoir until now. This album is too good, too genius, and too wonderful and somehow its hard for me to describe it. But yes, I already falling in love with Gordi since the first time I hear Can We Work It Out. Then, she released her debut EP called Clever Disguise and once again, I falling in love with each song in that EP. Now, Gordi just released her debut studio album called Reservoir on last August and she never stop amazed me with her music. Okay, let me tell you about this album

Long Way become the first song that you will hear from this album and it is definitely a great song to start the journey from this album. From this song, I can tell you that Gordi absolutely a musical genius. The combination between every instruments and sound effect and of course Gordi’s wonderful voice makes everything so perfect to hear. She proved it once again in the second song called All The Light We Cannot See. This song has more upbeat from the first one, but the element of folktronica already become Gordi’s music characteristic.

The next song is On My Side and I think this is the most upbeat song in this album. The touch of acoustic guitar combined with the percussion and electronic instruments makes everything so beautiful. Quite different with the next song. Bitter End is a slow tempo song with guitar and piano sound as the main interest, but the percussion beats at the end brings something that gave me goosebumps from head to toe. Bitter End definitely one of my favorite from this album.

Heaven I Know also my favorite song from this album. This melodies and the lyrics makes me lost my words to describe about this song. Everything so perfect to hear from the repeated whispered rhythm at the beginning , the looping, piano sound, until the sound layers. Somehow, Gordi try to make us understand what she feels towards this song. The next song called I’m Done. You can hear the folk elements are thicker in this song from the acoustic guitar and trumpets sounds.

For how many times, Gordi proved again that she is totally musical genius through Myriad and Aeon. The sound layers and looping definitely makes me speechless. The string sounds in Aeon is the new thing from her music and makes me falling deeper towards this album. The next song also my favorite song from this album. It is Can We Work It Out. Yes, this song is the first song that makes me falling in love with Gordi’s music. What a perfect combination between the percussion, the guitar, electronic instruments, and of course Gordi’s wonderful voice.

Gordi brings new sound in Better Than Then, Closer To No. This time is electronic guitar and it is so good when its combined with electronic instruments. Something Like This become the last song from this awesome album. As usual, Gordi show us her magnificent skill making wonderful song by the combination from every musical instruments. Definitely so good.

That’s it. Somehow, eleven song never enough for me so I have to play this album over and over again. If I can give this album score, I will give 8.5 for this album. For you who haven’t heard Reservoir yet, I suggest you to hear this album and I guarantee you also falling in love with this album too. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this article.

Elsa

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Gordi Finally Released Her Awesome Debut Album, Reservoir

Hello again folks! It’s been a while since our last articles. So sorry for our absence. But, thank you for already followed our blog. We will do the best thing we could to give you more information about music. 🙂

Okay, I’m back with this exciting news from one of the best Australian musician ever, the genius from Canowindra, Sophie Payten, or known worldwide as Gordi. For all Gordi’s fans around the world (including me), I bet today will be day that you already wait for so long. I’m quiet sure most of you already gave a mark in your calendar for today. Yes! Yes! Yes! Gordi finally released her awesome debut studio album Reservoir today.  This album includes 11 songs that will make you falling in love with her music deeper and deeper. Absolutely irresistible and totally lovable is the only thing that I can about this album for now. I’m gonna tell you about our review for this album and each songs in our next article for album review category.

For now, try to listen Gordi’s debut album below and I’m sure you’ll falling in love at the first hear. Enjoy the music and thank you for already visiting Kustosica.

Elsa

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Gigs and Festivals Alert

Gigs And Festivals Alert in August 2017

Hello again folks! Can’t believe we’re already at the end of Summer. Last month, there were a lot of interesting gigs in Asia and Australia region like Haim and Maggie Roggers. This August also has many interesting gigs and festivals. Have you secure your tickets folks? If you live around Asia and Australia and still looking for any gigs or festivals to attend, here’s the list for gigs and festivals this August:

1st August 2017

Oh Wonder – DND Club, Bangkok, Thailand

Train – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2nd August 2017

LANY – Moonstar Studio, Bangkok, Thailand

4th August 2017

Train – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vera Blue – The Gov, Hindmarsh, SA, Australia

LANY – Glorietta Mall, Makati City, Phillipines

5th August 2017

LANY – Alabang Town Center, Makati City, Phillipines

LANY – Ayala Mall Greenbelt, Manila, Phillipines

Vera Blue – Metropolis – Fremantle, Fremantle, WA, Australia

6th August 2017

LANY – Market! Market!, Taguig, Phillipines

LANY – TriNoma Mall, Quezon City, Phillipines

9th August 2017

Vera Blue – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC, Australia

10th August 2017

LANY – SCAPE The Ground Theatre, Singapore, Singapore

11th August 2017 – 13th August 2017

WE THE FEST 2017 (Kodaline, Shura, LANY, Daya, Phoenix, Charlie XCX, etc) – JIEXPO Kemayoran Jakarta Indonesia

11th August 2017

Vera Blue – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

12th August 2017 – 13th August 2017

Good Vibes Festivals 2017 (Kodaline, Phoenix, Dua Lipa, etc) – The Ranch, Genting Highlands. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

14th August 2017

Bastille – The Star Theatre, Singapore

17th August 2017

Amy Shark – Cornel Hotel, Richmond, VIC, Australia

18th August 2017

The Jungle Giants – The Triffid, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Amy Shark – Cornel Hotel, Richmond, VIC, Australia

20th August 2017

The Jungle Giants – The Triffid, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

24th August 2017

The Jungle Giants – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

25th August 2017

Amy Shark – Woolly Mammoth, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Vera Blue – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

26th August 2017

Amy Shark – Woolly Mammoth, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

The Jungle Giants – The Croxton Bedroom, Thornbury, VIC, Australia

27th August 2017

The Jungle Giants – The Croxton Bedroom, Thornbury, VIC, Australia

Vera Blue – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

31th August 2017

Amy Shark – Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

So, that’s it. If you haven’t got the tickets yet, go get the tickets before it sold out. If you already have it, I wish you have a great time in there folks.

Elsa

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HAIM Makes People Speechless With Their Cover of That Don’t Impress Me Much From Shania Twain

Somehow, Haim sisters never stop amazed me with their music, dance, and of course their cover song. After their made me speechless when I saw them perform using paint cans, glass, and knife to cover Selena Gomez’s song, Bad Liar. Once again, I’m losing my words when I saw them cover another Shania Twain’s song That Don’t Impress Me Much on Australian radio station, Triple J, last Thursday.

I completely lost my words when I hear this cover song. All elements are perfect each other. From the synth sounds, Danielle’s guitar solo play, Este’s bass sounds, Danielle’s smooth voice, and especially Este’s beautiful voice. Este definitely makes me speechless  in this cover song. Everything so perfect. Last month, Haim also cover Shania Twain’s song Man! I Feel Like A Woman through an intimate pop-up show and they nailed it. Now, they’re back and made me completely clueless.

Okay! If you haven’t watch and hear this cover song before, you have to, really have to watch this. Then, try to share your thoughts about this cover song by give a comment in our music blog. Enjoy the music and thank you for visiting Kustosica.

Elsa

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Her (Loving You) From Glades

I don’t know how, but Australian music industry can’t stop amazed me with their brilliant musicians. After Gordi and Vance Joy, this time it comes from Karina Wykes, Cam Robertson, and Joey Wenceslao which maybe you already know as members from Glades. I know I might be too late to realize how awesome they are, but yes, I falling in love with their music since I accidentally heard one of their song called Her (Loving You) in Spotify.

Well, actually Her (Loving You) already released since 2015. I have to admit that Karina Wykes’ voice become main attraction since the intro plus its combined with the tunes of piano. Definitely irresistible and when the melodies getting faster it’s totally become a great pleasure for your ears.

Okay, I know maybe many of you already heard whole songs from Glades. So, for you who haven’t heard any music from Glades, try to press the play button below and let us know your opinion about this song or share your favorite song from Glades. We will be happy to respond every single opinion. Thank you for already visit Kustosica and enjoy the music.

Elsa

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Heaven I Know, Gordi’s Beautiful and Powerful New Single Just Released

Oh my God! For all Gordi’s fans, you must be feel so overwhelm when you hear this news. Yes! Gordi finally released her brand new single called Heaven I Know. This song actually already released since June 12th 2017, but how can I not know about this before. So sorry for the late news. 😦

Honestly, I’m so speechless and I think I almost cry when the first time I hear Heaven I Know. I don’t know how to describe about how awesome this song, but this is so beautiful. Gordi definitely a musical genius. The combination from all elements in this song makes everything so perfect to hear. From the repeated whispered rhythm at the beginning then Gordi’s beautiful voice with piano chords and a simple bytes, the electronic sounds, trumpet, the looping, and the sound layers at the end of the song. The lyrics also makes me speechless. Somehow, the way Gordi sing this song makes people understand how she feels towards the lyrics in this song.

I just read about the review of Heaven I Know in Atwood Magazine website. This article is so touching, beautiful, and makes me more understand about this song. The writer wrote about Heaven I Know is as much about dealing with loss as it is about growing older and accepting adulthood’s compromises and the challenges you can’t win. Gordi also said, “With a friendship, you almost throw more at it than you would a romantic partner, because when a friendship breaks it’s so much more heart-breaking”.

Yes, it is something different when you have to lose someone who really important for you, who really understand you more than you do, who made you a better person, or someone who already become your own sanctuary. That kind of relationship has more powerful connections than romantic relationship, but one thing that we can not prevent is time. As the time goes by, as we grow older, we will face so many things that might prevent us to have direct communication with our closest friend. Maybe they got a boyfriend, got engaged, get married, move to another place, have a children, got a new job, and suddenly you lose them because you are no longer their priority. Somehow, I know we can’t prevent all the adulthood things because everybody grows up someday, but I’m sure no one wants to lose their closest friend. That is the struggle that we have to face in the future when we’re adult. But I wish I can keep my closest friend forever and always make them as my priority. Good luck to all of you out there who fight for your closest one because you know it is worthy to fight for. Heaven I Know That We Tried, right? 🙂

Oh my! I think I already talk to much. But, I can’t wait to hear Gordi’s debut album Reservoir which will released in August 25th 2017. So excited! For now, why don’t you try to hear Gordi’s beautiful and powerful new song, Heaven I Know. Just press the Spotify button below and share your thoughts and opinion towards this song. Enjoy the music and thank you for already visited Kustosica.

Elsa

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