Man this guy takes me right back to getting into rock. Nineties rock rules no doubt, but Aussie rock is what this takes me back too, especially Spider-bait. This is Grow Rich headed by Abdur Rahim Latada aka Oyi. Based in Jakarta Indonesia Growing Rich has been recording original rock tracks that rival some of the best I’ve heard.
Oyi has a great ear for songwriting, his lead guitar rattles the mind while his drummer destroys it. In a good way of course. I like the honest lyrics and subtle dynamics. Repetition is something this artist also does well.
Hope you all enjoy the music. Interview below!
“Poo She Whack On” is a cool rock track can you tell us a bit about it?
Poo She Whack On about knowing your partner/friend flaws but still accepting them for whoever they are. In this case a person with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder).
The production is awesome can you tell us a bit about the process?
I recorded, mixed and mastered in a professional recording studio. It took me almost $600USD to finance the whole production things all by myself.
“Elle Punk” is a good track can you tell us a bit about it?
“Elle Punk” is about falling in love with a charming person who suffers “Borderline Personality Disorder”.
The drumming is exceptional how did you guys get together?
I invite Arya and Qory to fill the drums on my self made indie rock songs. Both drummers came from Death Metal / Grindcore scene in Jakarta Indonesia. Totally different than me.
How does an Indonesian musician get ahead these days?
Well it depends on the band and musicians, every one of them has different methods to support their own creativity’s. Mostly using social media for sure.
You have a bit of lead guitar in your tracks is that something you try hard to get in your music?
Not really. Most lead guitar in my songs are recorded in one take. It’s pretty spontaneous and based on my personal instinct and taste. If I like it I take it. If I don’t I drop it.
What’s your thoughts on music today?
Today’s music is awesome. I discover many awesome obscure music through Bandcamp.