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'World's fanciest prison': Lomba Sihir debuts with 'magical' rendition of Jakarta's bittersweet realities

The members of Lomba Sihir. (L-R) Wisnu Ikhsantama (bassist), Tristan Juliano (keyboardist), Rayhan Noor (vocalist/guitarist), Hindia (vocalist), Enrico Octaviano (drummer), Natasha Udu (vocalist). (Lomba Sihir documentation/Mikael Aldo)
Felix Martua
Jakarta   ●   Thu, April 15 2021

It was a pleasant surprise when indie label Sun Eater announced the debut album release of Lomba Sihir at the beginning of the year. The band is something of a supergroup of experienced indie musicians and comprises Natasha Udu and Baskara Putra, both vocalists, with the latter also playing synthesizers and known for heading popular rock band .Feast and solo projects under his stage name “Hindia”, guitarist-vocalist Rayhan Noor, bass player Wisnu Ikhsantama, keyboardist Tristan Juliano and drummer Enrico Octaviano.

The band spoke about their beginnings and how their debut album Selamat Datang di Ujung Dunia (Welcome to the edge of the world) reflects their complicated relationship with Jakarta.

Question: How did Lomba Sihir form?

Answer, Baskara Putra:<...

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