Indikasi Vol.2 Presents Mini Showcase of Primata at Kedutaan Besar Bekasi
Ripstore.Asia with Kedutaan Besar Bekasi together hold a micro gig event called Indikasi, and on Indikasi Vol.2, Primata got to be the main star of the show. The Jakarta instrumental rock unit got to perform songs from their recent mini album “Avani” which contains “Khaga”, a single that they released in November. We had a little bit of hard time finding the venue which was at Kedutaan Besar Bekasi, but thankfully we made it on time to see Primata in action. Before the main showcase, couple opening acts started the set which were The Corals and Mataharibisu. The Corals are stoner rock band hailing from Bekasi, meanwhile Mataharibisu are dreampop/ambient band from South Tangerang.
The celebration was also a chance for seven graphic, comic, and painting artists from Kedubes Bekasi to collaborate in a visual art project to respond to Primata’s songs. Those artists are Amalia Permahani, Aruga Perbawa R, Asyraful Umam, Marshall Libert, Muhammad Khalid, Ranindra MK and Sanditio Bayu. It resulted in 7 poster size artworks that we could see hanging above the venue and they represented Primata’s songs perfectly. This also marked the first time that these artists got to collaborate with musicians in the form of visual art. Muhammad Khalid as the exhibition coordinator said, “Beforehand our activity tends to interact more with fellow visual artists. On Indikasi Vol.2 for the first time we collaborate with independent musicians and we are very enthusiastic.”
We finally got to the main event of Indikasi Vol.2, Primata graced the stage with their instrumental rock and sometimes metal songs. They also performed an instrumental piece which was a cover of Efek Rumah Kaca’s song “Melankolia”. The cover was initially intended to be submitted to Ripstore.Asia’s project of Tribute to ERK, but they were too late to turn it in. Primata’s performance got the audience involved in a moshing and the situation got a little bit out of hand, even though it could be controlled in the end. Bekasi’s youth seemed to enjoy the micro gig and Indikasi Vol.2 managed to be the platform for the music enthusiast and independent musician in Bekasi to mingle and interact with each other. We wish that the space could be bigger for this kind of music, so people would find it easier to dance along.