SORE

SORE or Sore Ze Band is an Indonesian Indie Band from Jakarta. originally formed by three childhood friends (Ade Paloh, Mondo Gascaro & Awan Garnida). In late 2001 Awan Garnida brought two other friends (Bembi Gusti & Reza Dwiputranto) and together they formed a group which they called Sore (means "late afternoon" in Indonesian). In 2004 and early 2005 they contributed two songs in a couple of compilation albums, the first was a compilation of music from Jakarta’s indie scene called "JKRT: SKRG" (an abbreviation of "Jakarta, Sekarang" which translates "Jakarta, Now") released by Aksara Records. The other was an original motion picture soundtrack "Janji Joni", also released by Aksara Records.

They released their full-length debut album Centralismo (Aksara Records) in the summer of 2005, which was in part became their tribute to Central Jakarta, where most of the members grew up. The music varied greatly from track to track as each member contributed lead singing and song-writing in this album. Their vintage instrumentation, like the use of vibraphones, mellotron, and horn section is reminiscent of popular music in the 50's, 60's and 70's.

The first album was praised by The Time Magazine Asia as "One of Five Asian Albums Worth Buying", and Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine ranked it the 40th in "150 Greatest Indonesian Albums of All Time". The fifth single, "No Fruits for Today", also ranked as one of "150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time".
While preparing their materials for their second album, they contributed to four original soundtrack albums: "Berbagi Suami" (Love for Share); "Kala" (Dead Time); Quickie Express; "Perempuan Punya Cerita" (Chants of Lotus), one of which became a hit single, "Pergi Tanpa Pesan", a reworking of an Indonesian classic from the late 1950s.

In April 2008, three years after the release of their debut, they released their second album entitled Ports of Lima (Aksara Records - 2008). The Rolling Stone Indonesia voted it as Best Album of 2008 (number one) by the Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine.

SORE is a Jakarta-based indie band whose musical eclecticism makes a simple comparison almost impossible. Imagine the Beatles grew up in the Pacific, listening to the music of Steely Dan, Morrissey, Interpol, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and some obscure Indonesiana of the 1970's. Their music is a curious blend of traditional pop song-writings and mood explorations, ranging from the calmest whisper to the Wagnerian exuberance of the horn sections and fuzz guitars.

Discography

Studio Albums:
2005: Centralismo
2008: Ports of Lima
TBA : Los Skut Leboys

EPs:
2010: Sombreros Kiddos

Singles:
2004: "Cermin" - from album JKT:SKRG (compilation)
2005: "Funk The Hole" - Janji Joni (soundtrack)
2006: "Pergi Tanpa Pesan" - Berbagi Suami (soundtrack)
2006: "No Fruits For Today" - Berbagi Suami (soundtrack)
2007: "Hidup Itu Indah" - Mesin Waktu: Teman-Teman Menyanyikan Lagu Naif (tribute)
2007: "Ada Musik Di Dalam" - Kala (soundtrack)
2007: "Ernestito" - Quickie Express (soundtrack)
2009: "The Hitman" - from album Synchronize Session One (compilation)
2009: "Nancy Bird" - Pintu Terlarang (soundtrack)
2009: "Lullaby Blues" - Pintu Terlarang (soundtrack)

Personnel:
Ade Firza Paloh - Guitar, Vocals
Awan Garnida - Bass, Vocals
Ramondo Gascaro - Keyboard, Vocals, Composer
Reza Dwi Putranto - Guitar, Vocals
Bemby Gusti Pramudya - Drums, Vocals
Dono Firman - Synthesizer, Keyboard, Guitars
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