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4 stars Now this is something that one wouldn't expect! In the course of the years I listened many obscure albums from bands from faraway islands (at least faraway from you know where) and usually, despite the curiosity fact, they are just average albums that didn't do much.

Abbhama was an Indonesian band from Jakarta that recorded one album 35 years ago called Alam Raya (1978).

The first thing that stroke me most is that as soon as the album started it remainded me immediately of the Brazilian band 14 Bis, but their self-titled debut album was only released one year later.

The music in Alam Raya (1978) is Progressive Pop with many great instrumental breaks and if the productions is not that great is far from being bad. In fact it's quite good and I was a bit surprised with the fact.

It's true that when Iwan Madjid starts to sing is weird. His voice is sweet and angelical (almost as a girl sometimes) the thing is the language, it takes some time to get used with it, after you get used to it, it's very nice.

What can I say, you'll probably not find a new edition of this album, but if you do, grab it. Recommended!

ProgShine | 4/5 |


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