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Indra Lesmana metal band unleashes new video

M. Taufiqurrahman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, June 2, 2018  /  06:06 am
Indra Lesmana metal band unleashes new video

Krakatau performs at Borobudur Jazz Festival 2016, featuring musician Indra Lesmana (The Jakarta Post/Tarko Sudiarno)

ILP, the progressive metal band founded by jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Indra Lesmana, has released a new video for its first single "III. Ascencion" from the band's EP Sacred Geometry.

The modernist-looking video, which can be streamed from the band's YouTube channel, features all members of the band, including Indra on keyboard, Shadu Shah on bass, Ray Syarif on guitar, Hata Arisatya on drums and Karis on guitar.

Other than Indra and Shadu, the remaining members of the band were the winners of an Instagram-based audition Indra conducted to recruit musicians for his new side project.

Indra started the metal band project in December last year, and after auditioning new members, the band -- whose moniker, an abbreviation of Indra Lesmana Project, is an homage to progressive rock legend Emerson, Lake, Palmer (ELP) -- began recording new music.

What came out of the recording session is what makes up Sacred Geometry, a record teeming with hyper-kinetic drumming, odd time-signatures and lengthy guitar solos, which would not be out of place in Dream Theater's back catalogue.

Jazz multi-instrumentalist Indra Lesmana is seen in this video playing keyboard with band members of his progressive metal band ILP.Jazz multi-instrumentalist Indra Lesmana is seen in this video playing keyboard with band members of his progressive metal band ILP. (The Jakarta Post/YouTube/ILP Official)

The music from Sacred Geometry is now available online on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

Indra is one of Indonesia's most well-known jazz musician, whose works have been available worldwide since the 1980s. In Indonesia he is known for his role in fusion band Krakatau.

 

 

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