When Ratta Bill, Abi Chalabi, Smita Kirana and Ariel Kaspar met in 2013, being participants of the same art exhibition was the only thing they all had in common. Now they are part of Bedchamber, an indie pop/rock band based in Jakarta that was formed soon after said exhibition. They then do what they referred as pseudo-jamming almost every week to compose the chemistry between members.
The result was Perennial E.P, a five-track indie pop/dream pop album that speaks about transition of the teen ages. Although it has only bedroom quality, the single "Youth" and "Perennial" attracted relations to many of the adolescents which set the band on vogue until the EP sold out not long after. It's often they were compared to Captured Tracks bands like Beach Fossils and DIIV, for the indulgence of reverb-drenched sounds and surf-influenced guitar.
With a redefined sound and songwriting style, the band's debut full-length Geography drives into a new musical territory that speaks about the stage of live, confusion, love-longing through a personal landscape. Dessert-gaze “Ride” shines with an eclectic bassline, Egyptian guitar melody and thick layers of shoegaze-y rhythm. As for the laidback, “Moon” illuminates the intertwining guitar style, dreamy vocals while smoothered with the Chinese-scaled 80’s synth. “The record juxtaposes the cold and warmth of being one confused young adult”, Ratta Bill explains.
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