At a Glimpse: Fable’s story
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courtesy of FableJakarta-based Fable has their own story when it comes to their long journey to release their CD to the public. The band consists of experienced musicians who still put their ideals into practice but it took them nearly two decades to finally record a full-length album.
The band has been around since the 1990s, since which time they’ve seen lots of their contemporaries record albums, release them and, in some cases, break up afterward.
Each member of the band has found their own personal path in their private lives; but all of them are still in the art scene. One advantage of devoting themselves to the arts is that they know how to deliver a good standard in their work. And this year, their self-titled album finally made it onto the shelves.
“It feels different for me now. We’ve had built up some good knowledge about recording, so when it came to finishing this album, we put
a lot of effort into making it the best it could be,” says Not, a well-known guitarist in the music industry.
Vocalist Adi Cumi added jokingly, “It’s good to finally have something to our name. It’s proof for all those who come after us that we were in a music band.”
“For me, I feel like a child with a brand-new toy having finished this album,” said Temy, the bass player.
Fable’s lineup now consists of these three guys; they don’t have a full-time drummer in the band. “That’s one of the reasons why it took so many years to finish this album,” joked Not.
Fable the album has been long-anticipated; other people in the music scene want to hear what Fable has to offer. They were once known for the covers they did of Jane’s Addiction songs, with Adi Cumi singing lead-singer Perry Farrell’s vocals as well as the flamboyant musician himself. “Three Days” — one of Jane’s Addiction’s biggest hits — was one of Fable’s unforgettable signature songs in the 1990s’ independent scene.
“The scene now is way beyond our early days. There are so many ways to promote your music nowadays, but you need to be smart to cater to all tastes,” added Not.
The experience they’ve gained from working behind the scenes has left the trio with a realistic view when it comes to impressing their stories on the music world. These are no slack beginners who have just fallen in love with music and would give anything for success.
“We’re compiling new material. No worries, we’ll be around in 10 years’ time. We did okay with the first 16 years, right?” Temy said.
Fable’s rock music can be found in all good music stores and they can be contacted on: Twitter.com/FableOfficial.
— Felix Dass
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