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Jakarta Post

Eros Djarot: Makes a comeback with new album

  • Tifa Asrianti


JAKARTA   /   Sun, January 25 2009   /  06:12 pm

For a veteran musician, making a comeback to the stage might be similar to riding a bike: Once you've learned how, you never forget it. While other musicians might choose a more common and mainstream sort of music for a comeback, acclaimed songwriter Eros Djarot decided to "take his bike" down a different course. "I wanted this album to be different from my previous ones, so I used a full-orchestra by Magenta Orchestra with the songs. Classical pieces inspire me," Eros said recently while promoting his latest album, Karena Cinta, Kita Ada (Because of Love, We Exist), at the Buddha Bar in Central Jakarta. Born in Rangkasbitung, Banten, on July 22, 1950, Eros has received the Citra award, a local version of an Academy Award, for making movie sound tracks, such as for the film Kawin Lari (Elope, 1976), Secangkir Kopi Pahit (A Cup of Bitter Coffee, ...