Recently, many Japaneses Progressive Rock Funs begin to be interesting in "Indonesian Progressive Rock".When I met with one of Japanese Progressive Rock listener in Jakarta last month, I introduced him some materials of Indonesian progressive rock such as "Guruh Gipsy","Abbhama Band".After that, I heard that it made many japanese listeners very amazing in their meeting..
ABBHAMA BAND is not popular in Indonesian people as well as Japanese like other Indonesian progressive rock bands.I also could chancely know the name for the first time when I were talking with one of Indonesian progressive rock mania. They released only one album named "ALAM RAYA" in 1978 within my knowledge. Thier sound is surely in the category of progressive rock and it seemes to be relical and introspective.It can be said that thier sound is closely to French or Italian progressive rock.Howevere their play style seemes to be influent with ELP,especially keyboard work,because only English progressive rock materials were distributed against Indonesian Music market on these days.The band was formed of the following personal:IWAN MADJID(VOCAL＆PIANO),ONI（KEYBOARD),DARWIN（BASS)、ROBIN（DRUMS),DHRAMA(FULUTE)、COK B（GUITAR)、HENDRO（OBOE).The all songs was written by IWAN,and some songs were inspired from Buch and Debussy.After disbanded,IWAN and DARWIN formed the new band "WOW"that also released at least 3 albums at leastfrom 1983 until 1990 in Indonesia.
After Wow disbanded ,IWAN MADJID jointed CYNOMADUES futearing EET SYAHANIE(EDANE)
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