Dialog Dini Hari, a folk group based in Bali must be familiar to all indie music lovers across Indonesia and one of the member of the band is ZIO or also known as Michael Brozio Orah. Little do people know that the bassist is also jack of all trades, he can play multiple instruments, sing, and most definitely compose original numbers for himself. Thus, his solo album titled “See The Sun” was released back in 21 July 2017. Does he bring folk tune like his band do? The answer is no and his solo materials are vastly different from Dialog Dini Hari’s music. The musician shows his roots with this album by bringing more blues and funk elements with prominent bass thumps and groovy beats. A total of 8 tracks can be found on this album, with different music influences in each number. As the opening track, “See The Sun” gives off an energetic feeling with grande arrangement to boost.
In this album, ZIO collaborates with jazz musician, Adra Karim on a track called “Tanah Air Udara”. He also features Fendy Rizk on the closing track “Tak Tersisa” which sounds so sorrowful with the addition of violin, minimalist guitar and ZIO’s echoing vocal. Our favorite number must be the 7th track called “Love From Above” which emphasizes a funky bass groove, with tambourine that reminds us of the soulful tunes a la Marvin Gaye or Thundercat. The topics in this album vary starting from love, a woman who he adores, and metaphorical imagination. ZIO sets the difference between his own identity as a musician and his role on his band vividly with this album. He composed all the songs in this album with the help of Morris Orah & Deny Surya as the co-producer. “Set The Sun” is available to be streamed of Spotify and iTunes, and below is the complete tracklist of the album.
“Set The Sun” Tracklist
- See The Sun
- You Are Mine
- Tanah Air Udara ft. Adra Karim
- Dalam Mimpi
- Love From Above
- Tak Tersisa ft. Fendy Rizk