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  • Loud and Clear by M. Taufiqurrahman (taken from

    21 Dec 2009, 09:54 by naviculamusic

    Published in the Jakarta Post | Sat, 12/19/2009 5:17 PM |
    Read the original article here: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/12/19/loud-and-clear.html

    It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, some say. But in the case of , rock music has played an important part in political opposition movements, especially against the authoritarian New Order regime. With no obvious political bugaboos to fight today, M. Taufiqurrahman asks if it still has a role to play in the nascent democracy.

    Rock music, its underground incarnation in particular, played a crucial part in the effort to topple the New Order regime, one scholar asserts.

    Ethnomusicologist Jeremy Wallach of Ohio’s Bowling Green State University argues that the performative politics of indigenously produced underground rock music helped lay the groundwork for an oppositional consciousness among Indonesian students.

    “ later found an expression in the grassroots protest movement responsible for toppling the Soeharto regime…
  • Return of the Grunge Heroes with their new album "Salto"!!

    13 May 2009, 06:14 by naviculamusic

    "Many people say that our music goes against today’s trend. But, isn’t rock music for rebelling against societies norms? We choose to make music following our hearts. We’re in a band because we love music. We hope through our new album Salto we can add some variety to the local mainstream music in Indonesia." says Robi, vocalist of Navicula.

    Navicula just finished recording their 6th album. All of the material was recorded at Antida Studio in . The album was then mixed and mastered at Palu Studio in Jakarta by Mas Heru (aka Henk), a sound engineer from who is especially well known for his talent in mixing rock music. The title of Navicula’s new album is “Salto” which means ‘somersault’ in Indonesian. The somersault represents Navicula’s passion for music. The band was formed in 1996, their new album Salto is returning the spirit of the band to when they were first formed 12 years ago.

    On the album Salto, experiments with melodies, making hard songs sing. …
  • Kikan Cokelat Jamming Bareng Navicula di Bali!

    27 Nov 2008, 17:02 by naviculamusic

    Surprise...
    Kikan, vokalis Cokelat, sempat jamming bareng Navicula bulan November 2008. Biduan jelita ini, ramai-ramai di-headbang di atas panggung oleh the Green Grungers of Bali…

    Baca berita lengkapnya di: www.naviculamusic.com

    http://www.naviculamusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/navicula-kikan-5.jpg
  • Beautiful Rebel Reviewed on Deathrockstar.com

    13 Mar 2008, 11:38 by naviculamusic

    Setelah lepas dari major label, Navicula kembali merilis sebuah album. Yang masih berada dijalur modern rock era 90-an dengan sedikit sentuhan instrument elektronik. Dimana dengan sedikit experimentasi dapat menghasilkan sebuah fusion dari funk, garage, psychedelic bahkan hardcore.

    Campuran tersebut menghasilkan sebuah album dengan grafik emosi yang fluktuatif, yang pada satu bagian mereka begitu tenang, dihantam dilagu berikutnya dengan notasi yang agresif. namun hal tersebut justru membuat karakter album ini menjadi lebih 'jadi'.

    Secara konseptual album ini sudah terkonsep dengan baik, hanya perlu sedikit polesan untuk memperkuat karakter lagu-perlagunya. Lagu terkuat di album ini jatuh pada 'Aku Bukan Mesin' yang memliki nada-nada agresif dan distorsi yang masif dengan sedikit sentuhan funk. ada beberapa lagu lain yang melodinya mempunyai kans menjadi single seperti misalnya track 'Merdeka' yang lebih ringan namun memiliki lirik yang begitu kontemplatif mengenai keinginan untuk menjadi sesuatu yang signifikan.