Psychedelic guitars, ‘kendhang’ and the Madura coast: Lorjhu’ talks about his unique music – Entertainment


Yudhistira Agato (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta ●
Wed 18 May 2022

Through the nickname Lorjhu’, Sumenep native Badrus Zeman aims to reconnect with his hometown by writing songs about his unique childhood experience on the Madura Coast, East Java.

Madura Island, located on the northeast coast of Java, is best known for its salt production and karapan sapi (breed of cow), but Lorjhu’ – the one-man band of Badrus Zeman, a native Madurese – gives us another reason to talk about the island.

Sung entirely in Madurese, Lorjhu’s debut album Pass is a unique blend of contemporary rock based on electric guitar, psychedelic, folk and elements of traditional Madurese music. Released by the famous independent label Demajors Records, Pass captured the ears of critics and music lovers alike, making Lorjhu’ one of the most exciting new artists this year.

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