Ben Harper

•September 20, 2008 • Leave a Comment

This man sounds like damien rice in a happier way. Sometimes also heard like james blunt. Dominated by acoustic guitar, his song’s strong point is in the soul that he gave on each song. Music arrangement is very simple but it can take u a peaceful place. Enyoy your ride

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Royksopp

•September 20, 2008 • Leave a Comment
Royksopp is an electronic duo from Norway, they express dance music in a very elegant way. That dance music it’s not just a catalyst of getting high and losing ur sanity. Listen to their song In a fully sober condition then u will now what I mean.
“In space” is low mid-tempo instrumental song from them, taken from the highly acclaimed album “melody A.M”, this song can really take u floating into space. It has an ambient atmosphere that is so comfy.

Sigur Ros

•September 20, 2008 • Leave a Comment
Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros is an iceland musician recommended by a friend of mine a few weeks ago..here’s what i think about their songs

1. Glosoli

Like most of the sigur ros song, this one has it definite signature. Floating, mysterious, ambience and extra-terestial material (hehe, it’s my term to express the atmosphere that brought by this song as if u were listening it from outside of this planet earth). As an additional ingredients, this song also sounds sad and desperate…very gloomy..from the beginning of the song you’ll here a beat that sounds like an army marching in..somehow it gives me a picture of desperation of war..later on, this beat is goin faster and then the distortion start to come in and make the songs sounds really rough…i’m feeling a sense of anger..constant anger until the end of the song..

2.Saeglopur

As i mentioned before, this one also keeps the original signature of sigur ros..but not as sad as glosoli, this one have brighter and lighter side, the piano sound at the beginning have significant part for this..almost the same technique with glosoli they start the beat in the middle of the song to increase the intensity of the song but instead of giving anger atmosphere, this one has more optimistic spirit..

3. The Nothing song

Hearing this song really stops the world’c clock..as if time is goin slower and u have to adapt with it..energy at the lowest point and feels so tired, that’s the sense that i catch from them..it’s like after one hell of a bad day, u come home, and u are so exhausted that u can’t even have the energy to complain..u just want to lay down, close ur eyes and hope that tomorrow sunrise will take all that problem away.

4.Vedrar Vel Til Loftarasa

This song starts uniquely by spending almost 2 minutes with only a buzzin sounds..but then a piano come in, and wow..as usual it gave the optimistic, bright feelin..melody and progression of the chords clearly defined this..imagine when u have so many problem and suddenly u got this positive turnin point, smile a bit and then said : Hey, i can conquered all this, all i need to do is to have my first small forward step..and in the 8th minute note that now the drums is louder, all the string section are comin in plus some vioin solo melody..very beautiful…now that small forward step has turn into a giant and faster step..cos u already start running…

overally i think sigur ros is definetely original and distinctive…they really have the power to play with our emotion by beat and sound exploration..They really like to start the song with slow energy and then increase it as the song enters the middle towards the end..their signature characteristics is Floating, mysterious, ambience and extra-terestial material.

Kalau saya punya Eee PC

•January 17, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Eee PC merupakan fenomena terkini di dunia IT. Sebuah terobosan cerdas untuk memasyaratkan teknologi komputer. Wacana mengenai PC ini sudah saya ketahui sejak 1 tahun yang lalu dan saya sangat antusias untuk mengetahui follow-up kongkretnya.Here’s my story about it…

Tepat ketika Liburan Natal kemaren, my family gathered together as usual. My little sister who study in Bandung is together with us too. Dia cerita mengenai kondisi kuliahnya yang sedang banyak tugas saat ini (dia bahkan membawa pulang tugas ketikan sebanyak 30 halaman untuk diketik pas selama libur natal ini, fuuhh God bless u sista! ). Dia bilang dia harus bolak-balik kos-an temen atau ke warnet untuk ngetik tugas karena dia memang belum punya komputer. she seems to be upset and feel so tired bout it..I’m a lil bit sad when i hear that, cos i’ve been to college also and i know how hard it is without my lovely PC. Saya cuma bisa bilang : ” OK, nanti abang usahain sesuatu ya….” . To be honest, ketika saya mengatakan kata2 “menenangkan” kepada adik saya  tersebut saya sebenernya belum terpikir untuk sungguh2 “mengusahakan” sesuatu karena sebagian pikiran saya mengatakan : “Ah..mungkin dia lagi ribet dan emosi aja, ntar juga lupa (soal PC tersebut) “..Apalagi saat ini untuk membeli sebuah PC atau bahkan Laptop tidaklah masuk dalam proiritas budgeting saya..PC saya yang sudah saya rakit sejak 2003 kemaren aja belum ada upgrade2 yang signifikan..

Well, time goes by and then welcome the new year of 2008! Di weekend pertama di bulan Januari ini, pada suatu minggu pagi yang cerah saya tiba2 ingin menelpon adik saya yang sudah pulang ke Bandung, cuma mau nanya soal Final test dia yang sedang berlangsung..10 menit pertama percakapan berlangsung normal, kami saling berbagi cerita hingga akhirnya dia mengajukan pertanyaan itu lagi : “Bang..mengenai komputerku itu…..”. Tanpa dia harus melanjutkan perkataannya lebih jauh lagi i already got the point. She really need a computer!

Well now i must really think..sempat terpikir untuk memberikan PC saya di rumah kepada dia, but hey i still need it sometimes..Pusat entertainment dan beberapa pekerjaan saya ada di situ…i will be hopeless without it..Hal yang selanjutnya terpikir adalah mencarikan PC/laptop second tapi ah itu terlalu beresiko apalagi adikku ini ga terlalu ngerti soal PC ntar kalo ada apa2 gimana..Sambil mikirin ini, saya lagi iseng2 browsing dan ga sengaja liat liputan salah satu pameran komputer di jakarta yang memberitakan bahwa laptop murah yang dulu setau saya cuma wacana itu ternyata sudah hadir di Indonesia dengan nama : ASUS Eee PC !…saya kaget, senang antusias dan sekaligus penasaran..Wah kapan dijual resmi?berapa harganya dalam rupiah?bagaimana performance-nya? Alhasil, untuk beberapa jam ke depan saya menghabiskan waktu di depan komputer untuk minta wangsit sama oom Google. saya ketik berbagai macam kata kunci untuk mendapatkan info mengenai produk ini. Info yang saya dapat adalah seputaran spesifikasi teknis dan beberapa pernyataan tidak resmi maupun opini beberapa kalangan yang mengatakan bahwa produk ini akan muncul  pada akhir 2007 atau awal 2008. But nothing ever mention about the exact launching date, place and price! Saya bahkan sudah mengunjungi salah satu pusat elektronik di bilangan kuningan dan bertanya pada hampir setiap toko di situ but nobody speak nothing..Eee PC remain as a mistery…..until today….

Di saat saya sudah memilih berpasrah untuk menunggu saja ,saya sedang iseng2 browsing mengisi waktu luang di kantor ketika saya menemukan sebuah blog dengan judul “Kalau saya punya Eee PC”. Tadinya saya kira ini merupakan curhat-an personal seperti biasa, namun ketika saya menelusuri link2 yang ada blog tersebut dan ter-connect ke http://iwanteeepc.blogspot.com/ saya baru menyadari bahwa ada kompetisi blog untuk mendapatkan 1 unit Eee PC. Wow! Semangat saya kemudian menggelora, saya raih secangkir kopi panas menyeruputnya dalam2 lalu menarik panas dalam2 dan bersiap-siap untuk menulis..I pray and said : “God..i’m doing this for my sister….please let me get those Eee PC..amen” . Then i start writing and the rest is history…

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•October 18, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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