No one can deny that Goodnight Electric helped to bring back electronic music on Indonesia’s independent scene. After its creation in 2004, the band comprised of OomLeo, Henry ‘Batman’ Foundation, and Bondi Goodboy have been active until now and launched 2 full-length albums and 7 compilation albums. Goodnight Electric have also released few singles on digital format as well as vinyl throughout the years. Taking a little break from 2012 until 2015, the band were resurrected in 2016 and this year they plan to release a compilation album filled with their B-sides, rarities, demos, and unreleased tracks. The materials were collected from 2004 until 2012 and they add two remix songs in it as well. The album is titled “The Electronic Renaissance” and the idea for its launching came after they were looking through their old archives. They felt the need for these materials to be listened or spread to their listeners before the music is way too old. This also acts as the milestones from the band to mark their achievements and creative process as musicians.
The unreleased materials found on their hard disk will be recorded into an album and the rest in the form of physical records will be exhibited in an event held on February 15th at Lobbyn, Sky Terrace Kemang. There will be showcase from the band, as well as CD, vinyl, video, poster, flyer, and music instruments exhibition. The event will be held in conjunction with Mayhem X Vol. 9 and it’s free of entry. The title of this album was taken from Belle & Sebastian’s track that inspired this band to start their journey. “The Electronic Renaissance” will be repressed on cassette tapes format filled with 19 tracks from 2004 – 2012 as well as 2 remake songs collaborating with Polypony and rapper Xaqhala. For more information of this event, go to @mayhemxtended on Instagram.