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Distant Yearning Alert. Simply put, while quoting Robert Fripp, Distant Yearning Alert is actually "a way of doing things." The things themselves represent the creative activities conducted under the moniker Distant Yearning Alert. From 2002 to 2007, these activities ranged from producing a variety of experimentation with sounds, noises, samples, and whatnots to performing happening art and reciting poems. Nevertheless, the musical activities usually took a backseat, playing their own part. Some of the materials ended up being used as backing tracks for performances of poetic interpretations and improvisations. Some became the soundtracks and scores of a handful of very low-budget independent films. Some were rearranged into background music for at least two theatrical productions. Some never saw the light of day, erased and forgotten. Some that survived, are revived, and are newly composed can be accessed here.

distantyearningalert Sandya Maulana, Bandung, Indonesia

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  • A Comment on fadil_tama's
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    Invisible at 3.03
    on June 26, 2014 13:59

    Sounds like a throwback to the 90s, a song that I would listen on the radio at a young night.

  • A Comment on Muhammad Al Ghifari's
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    Two Loves I Have of Comfort (and Despair) at 1.45
    on June 26, 2014 13:55

    Good job! I'm imagining the performance of this song with a band.

  • A Comment on Rayhan Sudrajat I's
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    Rayhan Sudrajat - Strawberry Fields Forever (Co... at 3.38
    on October 10, 2012 12:42

    I have to say this is the best contemporary cover version of this much-loved opus!

  • A Comment on fahmianwar's
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    Pancasakti - Narkotok at 0.58
    on May 19, 2012 16:37

    Sugan teh Pancasakti teh ngan mitos hungkul, euy.

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    Reportase Futurist 3 at 4.03
    on December 23, 2011 13:02

    Dibagi dua, dong. Kepanjangan nih.

  • A Comment on Rayhan Sudrajat II's
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    Massachusetts (The Bee Gees Cover) at 1.28
    on April 11, 2011 15:19

    Sounds like the first electone show I've ever watched back in the day.

  • A Comment on distantyearningalert's
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    Genuineingenuity at 2.59
    on March 11, 2011 17:46

    Brutal death ti mana horeng, mang. Ieu mah tarling dangdut house koplo tribute to Abdul Ajib.

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    This is jeopardy think music! reconsider, at 1.12
    on March 11, 2011 17:45

    @shadianmerwyn: saya baik-baik saja, sampai saya mendengar lagu kamu.

  • A Comment on shadianmerwyn's
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    This is jeopardy think music! reconsider, at 0.40
    on March 09, 2011 17:07
  • A Comment on Rayhan Sudrajat I's
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    BuahDua Club at 2.16
    on March 06, 2011 14:57

    Ari di desa mah ngaranna Angdes atuh...

  • A Comment on distantyearningalert's
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    Genuineingenuity at 1.45
    on March 06, 2011 14:50

    There's already another one. It's quite old, from 2003. It was quite heady...

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