Radio Malaya compilation CD Now Available!
note: Buy it at the upcoming Unclogged Chinese New Year’s Eve February 28th
Mail-order details below:
from BodySurf Music:
RADIO MALAYA COMPILATION OUT NOW!!!!
Pada sapa2 yg berminat untuk mendapatkan AWAL!! compilation ini, anda bole order direct terus ke alamat Bodysurf Music!harga CD RM 15+ RM 1 post paid.. Utk pasaran dan kedai2 kaset mungkin lambat skit keluar!! Pada distro2 yg berminat utk mendistribute comp ni bole call terus!! ok.. So ape tunggu lagi!!
P.O BOX 585, 30670, Ipoh, Perak, MALAYSIA
Contact=012-5506592 / 016-5648604 / 019-3671837
email Jay for more info.
NOTE: listen to a snippet of Carburetor Dung’s contribution, Mari Nyanyi Menjilat at Dung@MySpace
There’s a huge delay in the release date, but here’s a write-up by Daryl Goh in The Star in November 2005 about it:
by Daryl Goh
Indie pop favourite Couple, punk mainstays Carburetor Dung, experimental outfit Furniture and a rare track from the now defunct Sgt Weener Arms on the same compilation? Only one label is capable of blurring the lines and pulling off such a feat, and to think it doesn‚Äôt even operate in the Klang Valley.¬†
The Ipoh-based Bodysurf Music, a DIY label running for 12 years now, can lay claim to the year‚Äôs finest collection of homegrown acts, the upcoming Radio Malaya compilation, due to hit the streets in late November.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre very excited about the Radio Malaya compilation. It is Bodysurf‚Äôs extension of the Kopi Sechewen series (a compilation of Ipoh-centric bands) and as a scene sampler, Radio Malaya goes into the non-mainstream for music ranging from indie-pop and punk while also retrieving gems from those cool homemade EPs out there,” said Meor, Bodysurf Music pioneer and Radio Malaya producer.¬†
The project is nearly complete and distribution is being finalised. Meor reveals a track-list of 15 local bands, of various music styles, to capture a thriving independent circuit that can hold its own against the crass commercialism of the day.
The fact that most of the DIY music hotbeds across the nation have been represented reflects the credibility and respect that Bodysurf holds in the scene.
Newly recorded cuts from Couple, Carburetor Dung, Lucy In The Loo, Muck, Free Love, Man Under Zero Effort and Bittersweet will lend Radio Malaya enough mileage in attracting indie scenesters while Furniture, Sgt Weener Arms, Plague of Happiness, Kuchalana, Elisebelle Tears, Harmacy, Missing Chapter and Custom Daisy round off the project.
Meor, who also drums for Muck, noted: ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs tricky to piece together such compilations, sometimes you have to leave out bands and that‚Äôs never easy. But I think Radio Malaya is the sort of indie collection to leave a smile on your face for weeks.”