Uwalmassa – Malar

Uwalmassa shape their relationship with various forms of musical heritage into technical and stylish forms on Malar, marrying acoustic sonics with a contemporary outlook that reflects their Indonesian identity; evolving, mutating, and scavenging traditions to draw parallels to dance music, and to test the adaptability and flexibility of those sounds.

Here the collective go dark and deep in their first album-length collaboration with Mana, casting long shadows and moving snake style at speed across nine tracks. Using a mix of synthetic and acoustic instruments - the texture of Malar feels enigmatic, occasionally industrial, and the result magical in its mystery and fluctuating impact.

Uwalmassa is the name with which DIVISI62, arts & music collective from Jakarta, Indonesia, perform and produce music.


Artwork by Desmond Wong
Vinyl mastered and lacquer cut by Anne Taegert @ Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin
Digital mixed and mastered by Wahono @ Studio Oposisi, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC