Screamo band Rekah is another one of our top favorite bands…and when they recently made a massive change to their lineup by adding Tepy (of Bali band Veinn) the excitement for them only grew exponentially.
Today the band has released that first taste of the music their new lineup has conjured up. The track comes off the band’s new EP. The mix of spoken word, throat shattering high pitched screaming, with the more post-rock musical base is just pure perfection.
The band were kind enough to send us all the deets:
“Rekah starts their 2020 with gargantuan hope. They have just issued a lineup change and started recording their first album. Unfortunately, pandemic happens and obliterates everything they’ve been working on.
They realized that their album is still far from finished. Looming threats of unemployment, pandemic-induced wage cuts, state-sanctioned violence, and desperation halts their recording process. But, what can they say? The show must go on, because what is life without loud, abrasive music?
Rekah then decided to release what they have recorded so far as an EP titled “Kiamat, babak pertama”. This EP is recorded sporadically at the beginning of the pandemic. They even had to repurposed their car and bedroom as a vocal booth because they couldn’t afford to book a studio. Sadly as the recording process went on, they realized that there are some parts that cannot be properly recorded without a decent studio. Thus, the decision to release the first act as an EP is made. To continue recording, they have to release this EP to secure more production funds.
This EP covers a lot of differing topics that are more grounded compared to their debut, from a love letter to a independent local music venue in Jakarta, how to ascend above despair in this trying time, to alcoholism. All the lyrics are written in Indonesian.
“Kiamat, babak pertama” will be released as a digital download through Storefront, a digital music store that is initiated by Noisewhore as an alternative to conventional streaming platforms. Rekah is also releasing a digital zine as an accompaniment piece to the EP.”
The EP and the Zine is now available at the following:
Go support the band: https://www.instagram.com/rekahruah/