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Balawan's Many-Splendoured love

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 7 2009   /  11:01 am

After almost four years since his album Magic Fingers ( 2005 ), I Wayan Balawan, who was born in Gianyar Bali on Sep. 9, 1973, is set to release his new album, See You Soon through major label Universal Music Indonesia. The album's 14 tracks are somewhat different from his previous effort. See You Soon is much lighter and not so jazzy. "That's true. You can hear almost every genre of music on this album. It started with a touch of country ("Morning Alarm") and goes right through to a contemporary pop sound ("Asal Kau Mau"). Everyone can have a piece of their own favorite tunes and I hope they find on my album," said the guitarist, who just returned from Germany and Norway, where he performed as part of the International Guitar Festival in early May. The new record takes Balawan out of the jazz-scene box, even though some of the tracks...