Mencar Tuhan – “Kelompok Kampungan” | Indonesian Progressive Folk | Strawberry Rain


Our buddies over at Strawberry Rain have just reissued a hidden gem of the Indonesian scene. Kelompok Kampungan’s Mencar Tuhan is one of the most brilliant and unique albums to come out of the region. The album was originally banned by the Shuko government soon after its release and remains somewhat obscure to most collectors up until now. Created by Bram Makahekum, (who had no musical experience or training at all) Kelompok Kumpangan had multiple members trying to recreate the sounds of nature, even using original handmade instruments invented by the band themselves. The end result is a wonderfully incomparable album that embodies progressive folk of the highest caliber.  Vinyl copies are limited to a pressing of 700 and CDs to 1,000. The CD copies also include 4 bonus tracks previously only available on cassette. Don’t sleep on this very limited pressing, order it today at