KELADAK – Keladak Demo CD-R
Keladak Demo CD-R
Malaysian folk-rock with the habit of doing great covers; first time I saw them they played Bento from Iwan Fals’ project SWAMI and when they played Rice Above! #04, they went into THE STOOGES’ 1969! Now that’s totally unexpected and pleasant really.
This 3-track CD-R however saw the band fleeting through several styles, from harmonica-driven Malay folk-rock of Oh! Mama to the rootsy American pop-rock of I Won’t (a bit like Counting Crows) and ends with the laidback, lazy-jazzy pop of Biru Bintang Pagi. All are delivered with good production and good musicianship, vocals right on par with the standards on show.
That said, a proper grounding and direction would really benefit the band instead of going all over the different genres, seemingly confused on where they wanna go. Out of the three, I believe Oh! Mama would be my choice as the folky nature of the song really fits with the band’s affable, simple nature. But that’s me.