Friday, December 30, 2016

Cek Toko Sebelah, yuk?

Bukan karena hari ini tweet saya habis di-retweet Ernest Prakasa ya, tapi ini adalah resensi tulus dari hati setelah menyaksikan sebuah karya seni yang menarik untuk dibahas. Mari, simak.

Film bagus Indonesia bukan cuma tentang AADC, The Raid, 5 CM and other else you name it. Film bagus Indonesia juga tentang Cek Toko Sebelah (CTS). Film ini dimainkan serta disutradarai oleh Ernest Prakasa. Damn! I just knew that he's good at acting too besides his writing skill. Juga ada Dion Wiyoko, Ardinia Wirasti, Asri Welas dan anak orang nomor 1 di Indonesia, Kaesang yang turut berperan mewarnai film ini.

CTS adalah film kedua Ernest, tapi ini adalah kali pertama saya nonton filmnya. Ternyata bagus sekaliiiii. Beraliran drama komedi, wajar pasti ada lawakan yang menggelikan, tapi saya tidak menyangka kalau drama yang dia tawarkan bisa menyentuh hati dan sukses memecah tangis haru berulang kali tanpa kesan dibuat-buat atau bahkan dipaksakan.   

"I thought that I cried once, 
twice (ok) 
and done..

but it's actually not yet!
'cause there are so many heartwarming scenes 
that would make you
sad and cry still."

Favorit saya adalah ketika Yohan, Erwin dan sang Bapak nangis di kuburan almarhumah Ibu mereka. Pecaaaah! Story about family never fails to touch the heart. 

Setelah menaruh hati pada soundtrack film (Indonesia) yaitu AADC dan Perahu Kertas, kini saya ketambahan satu referensi musik soundtrack film yang enak. Salah satu esensi dari sebuah film adalah soundtrack, bukan? Senang sekali bahwa CTS memberi perhatian lebih pada hal yang satu ini. Jadi, setiap beli tiket nonton pre-sale CTS, maka akan mendapat satu buah CD soundtrack CTS yang berisi 5 buah lagu. Soundtrack CTS ini dibuat dan dinyanyikan oleh GAC dan The Overtunes. Perfect choice for perfect collaborations. Keren parah sih, apalagi yang judulnya Berlari Tanpa Kaki.

Well, enough said. Let's watch the trailer below and go to the cinema!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Terima kasih Banda Neira

 
Suasana pilu akhir tahun dipersembahkan oleh bubarnya duo nelangsa kesayangan, Banda Neira. Kok rasanya baru kemarin ketemu dan dengar mereka di Soundcloud, gambarin mereka, sekarang malah bubar.

Dirundung sedih tak terbendung. 
Sedih belum sempat ketemu dan nonton konser mereka secara langsung.
Sedih karena tak akan lagi mendengar karya-karya yang akan datang.
Sedih sebab tak ada lagi yang me-musikalisasi sastra sebaik mereka.

Terima kasih Banda Neira,
untuk setiap lantunan yang memberi
tenang, hangat sekaligus sejuk
dalam kalut pun riang,
saat rintik pun terik,
kala fajar pun senja.

Karya kalian abadi
dan mewangi.

Salam,
Pendengar jarak jauh. 💛


Rasa-rasanya udah tersirat dalam percakapan mereka dalam video di menit 10:11. :'') 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Musik Lokal (Vol V)

It's been a very long time since the last post and now I am so excited to write about my new favorites! There are Rendy Pandugo, Ardhito Pramono and Kunto Aji. I think that some of you already heard about them before and I'm sure that they are very potential in today's industry.

Rendy Pandugo
He started it all from Soundcloud by covering songs consistently and had his loyal listeners until now. He also had some jamming session from cafe to cafe since he's good at playing guitar too. His voice sounds so close to John Mayer but still he had that character. He already released two singles, the first one was a cover of Sheila On 7 titled 'Sebuah Kisah Klasik' and the second one was his most anticipated debut titled 'I Don't Care' and it's a very must listen. He had the taste!



Ardhito Pramono
I knew him first by watching 'Bittersweet' the series on Youtube and he sang the soundtrack. Then, I watched all his videos and I'm falling for him. He's so adorable with his *cough* cute glasses and guitar or sometimes piano. He's good at playing instruments while singing his great songs. He must be big someday.



Kunto Aji
The last but not least, who doesn't know Kunto Aji? One of the 'Idol' finalist. He grew up so much better with his music 'till he released his very first album 'Generation Y' contained 9 tracks. 'Terlalu Lama Sendiri' was a hit, everywhere. Almost everyone knew this song and could sing it along. A song for all the single lady/man (?) :p