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In Tune: The New Sound of KimoKal

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 18 2016   /  08:08 am

Even for the country’s close-knit indie scene, the duo of Kimo Rizky and Kallula Harsynta Esterlita, better known by the musical moniker of KimoKal, still caught everyone by surprise. The pair certainly brings novelty to the scene. Their live shows are something to behold, featuring high-tech visuals to enrapture the audience.

The video for their first single “Under Your Spell” is one fine example of black-and-white minimalism that would not be out of place streaming from an indie-oriented webzine like Pitchfork or Stereogum. And then there’s the music. KimoKal blends elements of new-wave, psychedelic pop, British trip-hop and also craft what they personally call electronic pop. With bass beats that thump through your heart and hypnotic synths straight out of Kimo’s keyboard, in every performance Kimo and Kallula succeed in keeping the audience intrigued and wanting to ...