Guruh Gipsy ,Maybe many progressive rock freaks still are searching the amazing indonesian prog band. They released only one album named "GYRUH GIPSY" on 1977 and many of the member still makes the music activity in Indonesia.
First of all, we should introduce the profile of the main member.
ftqtg@rndj`qmn@otsq`FHe is the son of MR.SOEKARNO(the previous Indonesian president). Nowadays, he is still active in the Indonesian Music scene.He played Keyboard and GAMLAN in their album.
bgqhrxdFHe became the very famous pops singer inIndonesia.He played bass guitar and vocal part.
`a`ch@rndrl`mFHe jointed God Bless Band after they had disbanded. He released tthe good PROG album "CERMIN"with God bless in 1980. In recent year, he formed the new band which play the Beatles' song.
He took part in Guruh Gipsy as Mini Moog Player.
jddm`m@m`tshnmFHe played Drums . After Guruh Gipsy ,He formed the new band named GANG PEGANGKSAAN.
ODINK@NAUTIONFHe played as guitar player. After Guruh Gipsy ,He formed the new band named GANG PEGANGKSAAN.
This band was organized with the above members and the some additional members such as female back vocal and Gamlan player. Their casset tape was sold with the booklet(about 30pages).The purpose was the introduction of the Balinese music . The idea was origined by GURUH SOEKARNO. Their sound was mixture between the traditinal Balinese music and the progressive rock featuring some keyboards. Especially, "INDONESIAN MAHAMADDEKA",the first song of the Album ,is very amazing .the first part is the typical progressive rock sound like ELP. The second part is the very orginal sound which mixed progressive rock by mini moog with the Balinese music by Gamlan . After that ,the last part is also magnificent sound like the Italian prog.
I must say again"THIS ALBUM is MASTER PIECE OF ASIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK.",
Now , I still search the master tape.