Azzief Khaliq

Noise From Under – ‘Aliquem Alium Internum’ review: Irony and despair mingle on Jakarta rapper’s Reznorian debut

The rapper/producer Abim harnesses hip-hop and ’90s industrial to soundtrack his journey into a shadowy internal world

No Good: “We’re not traditional people, so why do we have to be traditional punks?”

The Kuala Lumpur-based Kelantanese trio talk their debut album ‘Punk Gong’, political punk music in Malaysia and more

Ichu – ‘Ini Kisah Benar’ review: Third time’s the charm for Malaysian rapper-producer

Assisted by the likes of Shelhiel and Lurkgurl, Ichu shows growth and flashes of brilliance on his third album

20 years of Soundscape Records: How the label shaped post-rock and live music in Malaysia

Founder Mak Wai Hoo looks back on his journey from the Chinese-language underground to concert promoter for the (instrumental) rock stars

JUU4E – ‘Crazy World’ review: gleeful, 420-fuelled trap hopscotches through genre

Thai rapper combines everything from luk thung to Japanese min’yō with entertaining and sometimes cringey results

Whispers – ‘Narok Bon Din’ review: Thai metalcore band’s debut is brutally familiar

The Bangkok quintet’s EP, whose title means “hell on earth”, pays thrilling tribute to ’90s metalcore greats

Half-Assed Men – ‘Half-Assed Mixtape’ review: Kuala Lumpur hip-hop duo are all killer, no filler

IMANIAC and RAPKOT serve up a fun, memorable mixtape indebted to Madlib and MF DOOM

Senyawa – ‘Alkisah’ review: Indonesian avant-garde titans continue to evolve

Yogyakarta duo kickstart their second decade with a portentous collection of apocalyptic hymns

Blue Ocean Project – ‘Lunar’ review: Ambitious, jazzy delights undermined by immature concept

Bandung five-piece combine jazz, classical, pop and indie influences into a memorable, if flawed, debut

Gulf Of Meru – ‘Tethered Expression Of Mortal Progress’ review: post-rock grandeur meet restrained electronics

Jakarta-based producer’s debut is a carefully constructed selection of electronic music heavily influenced by post-rock
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