ABOUT THIS ITEM
The "Sagara" project began life in 2009 when Diskjokke was commissioned to create a one off piece for top Norwegian festival Øya. He was given free reign as to what this project might entail, and he was given the resources to travel almost anywhere to find the right people to work with. He researched a seemingly endless list of genres before he finally settled on the Indonesian Gamelan tradition. Soon after he made contact with a group called Sambasunda (led by Ismit Rutchimat). Diskjokke then spent two weeks in Bandung, Java, staying in their studio recording traditional instruments, sounds and ideas. He recorded everything he heard, from the city noise to the pulsating hot mountain springs.
The album was written, produced and recorded as music in Oslo, but a lot of the sounds used are recorded various places in Indonesia. Diskjokke says: "I have always been labelled as inspired by Tangerine Dream and Brian Eno, but to be honest I really haven't listened much to them until I tripped over them, as part of the research for this project. There is a guy I met on Bali called Gus Till, his ambient watermusic was the soundtrack of the first days in our daughter's life and she still recognises it as hers." On how he sees this album as part of his output; "I feel now in retrospect that this albumis a natural step from the last, but it is in no way a final piece - I have no idea where the next record will take me!"