Through ups & downs, we're finally able to finalize their album within a year. Though only consist of 10 tracks of songs, a year was crucially needed to complete their album, PROLOG, because of some some band member's personal matter such as education issue, yet some were also have to fulfill our duty to play in other bands.
Moreover, the recording sessions were done in several studios: drum & guide in Kharisma Studio, vocal - guitar - brass in L-One Studios, Abidin Studio & Jooks Studio for keyboard - organ - sound fx take.
PROLOG talks much or less about everyday's issue from Indonesian Rice's perspective views. All lyrics are written by Daddy T himself. This new album is filled with richer sound arrangement by bringing a little sound of soul, dub, rocksteady, funk, and hip hop. In result, compared to their usual live play, PROLOG somehow shows a more refreshing sound to their music.
All songs in this album were mixed and mastered by Mr. Arissaputra from L-One Studios. Followed with many supports from other musicians such as trumpet player Arta, saxophonist Yudo, saxophonist Evan, trumpet player Indra, backing vocalist Dhanny.
For the album cover, inspired by Kingston's street life in JA that also adapted to present band member's character, they choose artist Ilham Nugroho aka TksLowskill to illustrate the cover art.
Big up! Bless!
From having the recording session to mixing & mastering process for a year, vocalist Daddy T, drummer Faris, bassist Rhesa, guitarist Raka, trombonist Bintang, key and synth player Raja, that formed under the name Indonesian Rice are finally going to release their first album called PROLOG.
Thematic brass section & funkier riff, make "Ghetto" as Indonesian Rice's first single that was released on April 4th. With a great support from trumpeter Arta Dwi Laksono, vocalist Maria Angela Dhanny, and saxophonist Evan Hardhany, "Ghetto" is thought to be the best single to represent the whole album, PROLOG.
Inspired by current issues that has happened, "Ghetto" is more or less Indonesian Rice's perspective to speak about how people are actually lack of moral, and that matter doesn't only happen to underdogs but even also to those who actually got power and authorities.
Artworks and merchs are also released with the single. And freely downloadable on Soundcloud.