Just going to leave it here for Friday. Everyone in Indonesia is in our thoughts at the moment. Gabber Modus Operandi just soundtrack the kind of fierce resistance the world needs right now.
GMO’s multimedia concoctions were to me one of the highlights of the pandemic period – material so eye-popping that even streaming over YouTube gave the same feeling of seeing the crew live. As the pandemic outpaces vaccine access in so many places, Indonesia especially badly impacted, we may need this kind of energy to keep loud on streams in the coming months.
Anyway, I have more projects to share from our friends in Indonesia and other updates – and there’s always more to say about Gabber Modus Operandi – but meanwhile I felt I was ready for a rewatch of some of this.
The full AV show here is an epic collaboration – Gabber Modus Operandi x Rimbawan Gerilya x Siko Setyan – for MBELEDOSSS!
… a 45 minute-long 3D animation video mixtape from Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi, animator Rimbawan Gerilya and choreographer Siko Setyanto. The full AV mixtape, soundtracked by GMO’s singular brand of hard, fast dance music, tells an intergalactic rave story through an early ’00s video game aesthetic. Here, Fact presents an supercut of the AV mixtape, soundtracked by GMO’s track ‘Melayu Boleh Neraka’, which is previously unreleased but features in the full performance.
Executive producer: PK Entertainment
Producers: Ican Harem, Kasimyn, Rimbawan Gerilya
Directors: Ican Harem, Kasimyn, Rimbawan Gerilya
3D animator: Rimbawan Gerilya
Dance choreography: Siko Setyanto
Music: Gabber Modus Operandi
Editor: Rimbawan Gerilya
A first version of the video was created for Jakarta’s PK Entertainment and their Re:IMAGINE Festival 2020
From their MUTEK SF apperance:
Gabber Modus Operandi is an electronic duo from Denpasar, Indonesia whose experimentation is doused with jathilan, dangdut koplo, ebeg dance, gabber, Chicago footwork, grindcore, and noise music.
Incubated in the underground Drum N Bass scene that accommodates creative freedom visual artist, Rimbawan Gerilya, initially explored the breadth of live visual performance as a regular feature of his local club culture. Created specifically for NEXUS, his collaboration with Gabber Modus Operandi embarked upon even more experimental terrains.
See you tomorrow; we’ll be streaming ourselves from Berlin and worldwide with Patch and A MAZE.; I’ll post about that in the morning.