Hello this is Bottlesmoker, a dance/electronic duo from Bandung, Indonesia. The creator behind this audiovisual project are Anggung Suherman (Angkuy) and Ryan Adzani (Nobie), two producers, film score composers, lecturers and sound designers. Our work focuses in exploring native rhythms from Indonesia and Southeast Asia, recreating them in an electronic form, mixing the old with the new, analog and digital, to create their own unique sound, light and visuals. Our musical explorations go from Tribal to Techno, from Pacific Vibes to psychedelic, from Downtempo to Ambient, the sound and visual palette keeps growing and adding more and more flavours to the mix.
Bottlesmoker 6th Album: PURAKA
Music, with its profound ability to communicate, has a rich and extensive history as a medium of expression. It has proven to be an effective means of disseminating messages to a wide audience, even fueling powerful movements for change. Bottlesmoker, our band, aims to create a work that conveys a message. Our focus lies in the messages that have already shaped Indonesian society, particularly within indigenous communities. Traditionally, these messages, comprising hopes, wisdom, prayers, and more, are often conveyed through various forms of art. Hence, through our upcoming album, aptly named "Puraka," we seek to reiterate these messages from our ancestors to the younger generation.