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Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime Frequencies initiate their Indonesian series with a retrospective collection of two albums from legendary garage rock group Koes Bersaudara. The group of four brothers were basically Indonesia's answer to the Beatles, taking profound inspiration from their revolutionary pop music and fashion imported from England circa 1965. But, despite the popularity of the scouse beat combo in Jakarta, the rulling President Sakarno was vehemently adverse to any form of western imperialism, deeming their non-indiginous sound 'ngak, ngik, ngok music' and would eventually imprison the group for up to three months due to the fact they were playing Beatles standards at their gigs. The brothers were released and returned to music, becoming one of the most loved bands of the era and today spawning over 60 Koes tribute bands on the island of Java alone. This CD compiles their 1967 garage-rock "masterpiece" 'To the so-called "The Guilties" with the slightly earlier 'Djadikan Aku Domba Mu'. "The Guilties" is remarkable not only for its raw but sweet garage sound, but also the fact that it's hailed as the first Indonesian album to directly challenge the ruing regime and deal with their experiences in the penal system. As with all Sublime Frequencies releases, the material has been deeply researched and compiled with a love and respect that comes across so eloquently in the sleeve notes and presentation. A treasure.