The film Calling The New Gods, by Vincent Moon, is the document of musicians Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi of the group Senyawa playing & being filmed on location, outside, tracing a path from the outskirts of Yogyakarta, Java (on the border of a rice field, on the edge of a garbage dump, etc.) until the center of the city (in the middle of a market, in a fair). In a sort of mandala, of centripetal spiral, during an entire day, from dawn until dusk, the film – with soundscapes shared between the music of Senyawa and field recordings – captures the powerful, unique & fascinating presence of the Indonesian duo in the middle of the physical landscapes and human mosaic that helped create it.
Two and a half years after the first contact between our label and the musicians & filmmaker, the time has come to expose the work to a new audience via another inward spiral, that of seven songs from the film’s soundtrack on a 10″ vinyl, with an added etymological obviousness: that this recording is released on Okraïna, which is Russian for the outskirts, the suburbs.
Music : Senyawa
– Voice : Rully Shabara
– Instruments : Wukir Suryadi
Filmed, recorded and mixed by Vincent Moon
in situ in Yogyakarta (Indonesia, Java) in January 2012
– w/ the help of Aniza Santos and the people of Yogyakarta
Mastering and vinyl cut : Fred Alstadt
– Angström Mastering, Brussels, spring 2017
Illustration : Gwénola Carrère
– Brussels, summer 2017