As A Band
Belkastrelka is a music project of Asa Rahmana and Yennu Ariendra from Indonesia. Belkastrelka is the band based on community background and doesn't belong to any commercial label.
Belkastrelka is a project on dream, memory and the Journey to a strange world that actually our world. The journey is about to wander in an unknown land, strange and hallucinating world, or just represents the condition or the state of half sleep, delusive dream, great expectation, amnesia and lost identity.
The memory of the past has planted hopes; the bright future. The expectation grows more strong and desperate as the dream keep the distance. In some point of time, the dream is being forgotten, but the chase still go on. Then the dream has become illusion. Belkastrelka is a pursuit of illusion through the numbers of failure and disappointment.
Our music is a collase between western music, indonesian local music, indonesian hybrid music and daily life sound. The music arranged like a voyage of dream with the element of ambient as the base of the song, where upon of it, appears the scraps of memories, memorable tune and sound from the daily life, such as: ringtones, computer keyboard, glitch from corrupted sound file, 8 bit sound and many more. And like memory, the music represented as the memory recalled in our mind. The memory fragment gathered together like a puzzle. Sometime some pieces being lost, it makes the puzzles uncompleted. The music is behave that way, sometime it like combine several compositions together or sometime the composition lost some element and make it unbalance.
As the musical process, words play and the using of quotation is one of the method to emerge text. The text character is more personal; written like online chatting, short message service, or personal confession. That is why the lyrics of Belkastrelka is easy to remember, though the text actually placed in dreamy and surreal way. Belkastrelka tries to find a new form of realism in its text.
The music is the outcome of those memory elements, gather, mix and produce by the computer through the sampling process and the sound manipulating experiment..