Having lived in South-East Asia for the past seven years I had long searched for music that would appeal to my difficult tastes. I have to admit that my search has been largely disappointing as the influence of jingle-like nonsense and horrible k-pop has largely destroyed underground music in this part of the world. I had totally given up finding anything of interest when suddenly and completely by accident I came across Marché la Void.
Not expecting much I pressed the play button and waited for what I thought would be much of the same sound from what I had heard before from other bands from this region. Boy was I wrong! My jaw dropped, my eyes opened and my senses totally picked up. I have found it! I have found the Holy Grail of experimental, post-rock music in South-East Asia, and they are from Jakarta, where I live.
Not sure that I had really taken in fully what I had just heard, I played it again, and then again, and then a third time, and with each play the music just got better and better. Now, as I type this, I am on what must be the tenth listen and it is still gorgeous and I am still blown away.
You simply must check them out. And please, if you have a few dollars to spare, consider buying the album and supporting this small scene.
01. in shadows 03:0402. silent war 12:20
03. display of power 10:03
04. as we progress marching 07:43
05. for a moment, silence 11:45
06. serenity 12:51