The Osaka Journals (LP, 2005)

by Sajama Cut

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about

Second official release, an Indonesian independent classic.

The Jakarta Post - "In the ocean of fake performers with rock-star attitude, Sajama Cut is a much-needed breath of fresh air."

" While most of their contemporaries warbled on about romance and heartbreak, the band's second album, The Osaka Journal, brims with wit, regret and honesty about nothing in particular. And it takes a lot of guts to write an album with mostly English lyrics for the Indonesian market. Marcel Thee's songwriting is as cryptic as R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe circa Murmur, and what anchors the album is the happy-sad melodies that don't wear thin after repeated spins. The album's lead single, "Fallen Japanese" has candy-coated Beatles melodies and quasi-choral works that seal its status as an instant classic."

"When I first popped in The Osaka Journals CD, I found it hard to believe it was an Indonesian band."
Jason Tedjasukmana (TIME magazine)

"Bila musik adalah tentang ekspresi, album ini terasa begitu personal penyampaiannya—dalam kejujuran beserta pilihan selimut kabutnya"
Harlan Boer (musician, Cobra Magazine, C'mon Lennon, Jangan Marah Records)

"Mendengarkan ‘The Osaka Journals’, membuat saya senang. Bukti bahwa band lokal dapat menghasilkan musik sebagus ini, dan mampu menampilkan sesuatu yang berbeda dengan band-band indie pop/rock lokal pada umumnya"
Arian 13 (Seringai)

credits

released October 15, 2005

Music and Lyrics: Marcel Thee, Arrangements: Yosi I and Marcel Thee. The Bronze Medal/ Universal Music

Limited vinyl edition available elevationrecords.co

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