" …The soul of Music is of the Spirit and her mind is of the Heart.
When GOD created Man,He gave him Music as a language different from all other languages.And early man sang her glory in the wilderness;and she drew the hearts of Kings and moved them from their thrones.
Our souls are like tender flowers at the mercy of the winds of Destiny.They tremble in the morning breeze and bend their heads under the falling dews of heaven…"
Lohan of The Star spoke to 'aLi
1. What is the big picture for aLi and what are the long term plans like?
Continue to make what we make for a long time to come hopefully.. finish the second album and work on the following soon after. We reckon we will be doing this all our lives in some form or other, who knows where aLi will take us in the future. With passion and excitement as the driving force we figure can go on forever.
2. What is the common bond that holds you guys together as a working unit?
Music. We share ideals, philosophy and principles in finding solutions to our equations. Equilibrium of the sciences and arts. Creative processes not bound by convention. So we can continue to reinterpret and redefine the work we do.
3. How did this collaboration begin?
What continued for us as a routine day to day exercise of songwriting and music producing "took a turn for the purse". Our collaboration has gone through at least 4 or 5 incarnations over the last 22 years. Same approach, different concept each time.
4. What does this collection of songs represent?
Unity. Faith and Relationships (So as to be optimistic). It's actually mostly about sex and politics but don't tell anyone this. We always love versatility and modern styling, where they're deep-rooted in traditions yet sophisticated. A narrative rich in moral values and judgments not unlike what we as humans make, keep and adhere by everyday.
5. How do you hope the listening audience would view this?
As the farthest visible point to date. We get very serious when we prepare our presentations. Therefore we stretch and compress our resources limitlessly. Most often we come up with the most brilliant templates, master plans and blueprints for the strong and faint-hearted alike.
Mukhlis Nor - Vocals
Roslan Aziz - Drums Basses and SounDesign
Formed in the year 2000
Record Label - Universal Music Malaysia
1 - Nonterro Singles - 2003
2 - UNA - 2004
3 - the radio - 2007
4 - the downLoads - 2008
5 - Inaugural Release - 08-08-08
6 - HIJAU 2011
All Songs and Lyrics by Mukhlis Nor except nonterro and ahl bayt by roslan aziz and mukhlis nor
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