Announcement: Ralph Koper!
The Sublunar Society and Ralph Koper have signed a record deal. Koper is a field recording artist from the Netherlands.
The first release on Sublunar is Ujung Kulon Soundclash. The digital album is recorded in Java, Indonesia, capturing the interactions between jungle, ocean and people. In his own words:
“It was in 2010, when two friends decided to attend a wedding of a friend in Jakarta, Indonesia. When this event had passed in this hot, bustling, noisy, polluted city of 10 million people, there was a need for escape. Ujung Kulon National park provided the perfect answer.
The park was not very easy to reach (a full day travelling on a motorbike after the last bus stop), but the remoteness was achievable. In a sense this album is about such contrasts. Amongst other contrasts, interactions or conflicts in the album are ‘culture and nature’, ‘liquid and solid’, ‘chaos and order’…
The first part of the album represents the chaotic, crowded and hysterical bustle. The second part of the album is about the interaction between ocean and a tropical island. The last part is even more tranquil… Floating in a small canoe over the waters of the mangrove forest.”