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 Discusses Hallucinogenic Rituals in New Single: Entheogen (Storm)
After releasing their first single “Tortuga II” in October 2022, Bottlesmoker releases their second single entitled “Entheogen (Storm)”. This second single is a strong example on how the music on the 6th album entitled “Puraka” will sounds like. “Entheogen (Storm)” was written in 2019 after Angkuy watched “The Nepalese Honey That Makes People Hallucinate” on Vice. Nobie continues his research on hallucinogens and their relationship to culture. Finally, they found the book "Entheogens and the Future of Religion" by Albert Hofmann which tells about psychedelic plants and drugs in religion and society use.