Young Marco


Image of Young Marco - Bahasa
Record Label
Island Of The Gods

About this item

In 2014 Young Marco travelled to the islands of Indonesia, visiting several islands within the archipelago including Bali. The voyage was on invitation by Island of the Gods Records; allowing Marco to immerse himself in the Indigenous culture that still exists in Indonesia. For Marco it was also a look back to his Indonesian roots, with his late grandfather born and raised in the Island nation.
The brief was to capture the spirit, ambience and atmosphere of the islands as part of the labels ‘Island Explorer’ album series. The project embodies the ‘east meets west’ approach the label has become known for in regards to cultures colliding. A respectful collaboration between local musicians who have played to their gods, unchanged in thousands of years alongside Marco’s contemporary expression. They are connected only through the universal language of sound and a mutual willingness to collaborate and experiment.
A number of sessions were arranged - recording gamelan, gong and bamboo musicians from nearby temples. Island instruments and organic sounds meeting Marcos drum machines and synthesizers in a number of improvised jam sessions. Field recordings were also gathered from Jungles, ocean and wildlife - capturing both the ambient and chaotic side of life in Indonesia.
These sounds and recordings were taken back into Marco’s Amsterdam studio and re-interpreted into the Bahasa allbum - a sonic expression that captures the mood and atmosphere of the islands through the eyes and ears of Young Marco. Almost 5 years after the trip the project is now available!


Patrick says: Young Marco reconnects with his Indonesian heritage here, cooking up a gorgeous set of fourth world meditations on Island Of The Gods. Esoteric, atmospheric and well, Balearic!


Kalapa Garden
All These Seas
Moving Ornaments
Looking Back
Temple On A Road
Time Before Time.Clips
Sacred Space
The Beginning And End

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