Category Archives: Musik

Duduk dengan Senyap

~nggak ada yang bisa ngalahin suara deru mesin, angin yang berhembus, klakson, mesin lagi, angin, klakson~
Pengguna spotify non premium pasti akrab dengan iklan di atas. Walaupun menjengkelkan, perlu diakui bahwa penulisnya cukup mindful ya.
Tidak mudah lho untuk sekedar mendengar suara angin, karena isi kepala cenderung ke sana kemari atau sibuk terisi bagaimana cara mencari distraksi. Iya nggak? 🙂
Secara tidak langsung, si iklan sebenarnya mau memberikan sugesti bahwa kesunyian itu menjemukan.
Bertolak belakang dengan pemikiran tersebut, pada tahun 1952 seorang komposer eksperimental bernama John Cage justru membuat komposisi musik dimana seluruh pemainnya tidak melantunkan nada apapun. Suara apa saja yang muncul selama pertunjukan malahan menjadi komponen utama dari komposisi itu.
Karya yang berjudul 4’33” ini dikenal sebagai karya John Cage yang paling penting dan fenomenal, karena dianggap memunculkan gagasan baru bahwa musik dapat tercipta dari suara apa saja.
Bagi saya gubahan tersebut sangat menarik, terlebih karena ia memaksa kita penontonnya untuk duduk diam bersama sunyi yang sering kita hindari, sehingga akhirnya kita sadar bahwa dalam sepi ada keramaian tersendiri.
Hal serupa bisa ditemukan pada film A Quiet Place. Selain alur cerita dan eksekusinya yang apik, poin horor utama terletak pada bagaimana film garapan John Krasinski ini mengkondisikan kita untuk terpaksa bercengkerama dengan sunyi yang berjalan sangat lambat dan asing.
Secara tidak langsung, sang sutradara sukses membuat kita ketakutan bukan karena suara yang ia ciptakan, melainkan karena ketiadaan suara yang membuat kita tidak nyaman.
Jadi mungkin penting ya untuk menambahkan porsi senyap dalam komposisi satu hari.
Siapa tahu selain bisa menyadari suara deru mesin, angin yang berhembus, dan klakson, kita lebih bisa menyadari suara hati, tanpa perlu merasa asing dan tidak nyaman lagi.
Sudahkah kamu duduk dengan senyapmu hari ini?

A Gentleman’s Dignity ft. Big Baby Driver

I’ve just finished a Korean romantic comedy drama after hibernated from watch any drama for months. And believe me, this drama is great, heart-warming, has something to tell behind its very light story line, just really fine source of entertainment.
The title is A Gentleman’s Dignity. It’s a story about 4 men in their early 40’s. At a first glance it will seems like F4 in middle aged. Haha. 2 of them are architects, with their own bureau, that’s actually the best appealing side from this movie for me. 😀 The smartest among them is an attorney. And the last one is married to a wealthy woman and has his own cafe.
Can you guess who are the architects? 😀
What’s nice about this movie is the story line is not only cycled on 2 main characters. That usually happen in many Korean dramas, when the protagonist’s friend seems like have no life and just appears when the heroine needs help or needs to be listened to. That’s actually seems pitiful, since there’s nothing like that at all in real life. Everyone’s absolutely has their own life. So that, every persons that considered as main role here has their own story line, and I think that the time for airing is quite equal for every characters.
(It will be a spoiler) And what’s great is AGD has a perfect slow motion ending. Usually, Korean dramas have a very critical climax from 2-3 episodes before the final, and just suddenly end whether happily or tragically at half end the final episode. I personally cannot find those kind of dramas is great because it will still left a big question of why, even after the drama’s end. I hate that kind of ending for a drama. And this one is absolutely has a nice way to come to an end.
Comic spoiler for the characters and the main story line. Source
I will just ignore all the mishearing, overhearing, unintended meeting in some random places, and everything like that, since it does happen in almost Korean movie, but still what’s happen here still tolerable. And I will just ignore how everyone have a very great happy ending, because it’s movie after all. We need a positive motivation from everything that we’re consumed, aren’t we?
Additional, the background soundtracks are lovely. Now I’m falling in love with one of the singer named Big Baby Driver. She’s Korean indie singer who’s usually do original soundtrack for dramas. She’s done for Dating Agency Cyrano and King of Dramas as well. Below is my favorite’s from AGD.
Spring I Love You Best
I wish I had someone who suddenly arrived
And show me how the flowers grow and come out in winter field
I wish I had someone new tender to my heart
Someone who will share me precious time
Someday you’ll find me in the hands of the wind 
Somehow you’ll lead me to the warmer nights
Someday you’ll find me in the hands of the wind 
Somehow you’ll lead me to the warmer nights
If I had pretty spring at the corner of my heart
I’ll say goodbye to winter land, you’re so cruel the winter wind
Check the weather through the phone, the number is 131
Don’t you know the truth is in fine weather
(I love you best)
(I love you best)
Someday you’ll (I love you best) find me in the hands of the wind 
Somehow you’ll (I love you best) lead me to the warmer nights
Someday you’ll (I love you best) find me in the hands of the wind 
Somehow you’ll (I love you best) lead me to the warmer nights

Kindly check her light floating voice here and her personal tumblr here. I believe that she should has more listener to her beautiful voice, because it just magically gives you both blue yet warm feeling at a time, it can’t easily describe actually. And she’s doing it perfectly with acoustic guitar.. ^^
The movie and the singer need more audiences, so just watch and listen to it soon.. 🙂 Goodbam, then..

Dream Girl Shinee Concept Story (based on MV setting)

Disclaimer : I’m just trying to analyze the whole concept story from lyric and also the MV setting. It based on my own opinion, so it can be not fit with the real meaning. So, enjoy.
3rd Album: Dream Girl –Source
This song itself, tell us about how they meet their dream girl that only appear on their dreams, and disappear on reality. To deliver the story, the MV has 5 settings with each different duty:
A. Trapezoidal black room with white lamps

B. Pink and baby blue rooms with the big frame that keep the dream girl inside
Dream Girl –Source
C. Baby green room with bed and alarm clock
D. Hexagonal room with black and white stripes, windows, and trampoline
E. Trapezoidal baby green room with windows and wall lamps
What I get from those settings:
1. Main Stage
All trapezoidal rooms are their place to dance and sing > room A and E. Another room is where the story take place.
2. Reality
Black and white room indicates their reality > room D.
  “회색   세상에  입술만 붉게 빛나
In this gray world, only your red lips shine”
3. Dream
On the contrary, the colorful room symbolized their dream > room B. They just dream about this girl, that’s why the room only contain one thing. A big frame, with dream girl inside.
“지금  눈엔 너무 완벽한  모습만 보이는 
I only see the perfect you in my eyes”
“머리부터 발끝까지 그댄 One and only girl
From your head to your toes, you’re the one and only girl “
4. Transition
And I guess the room C is the transition between both, where they don’t sleep nor really wake up. The alarm clock is the symbol of the transition. When the clock start ringing, the girl disappear.
“밤이면 내게 다가와 아침이 되면 사라져
You come to me at night but disappear in the morning”

What happen when they fell into the dream :

Onew Version

The transition is the window. Onew consciously went to his dream by window, with his own eagerness, although arrived in the dream in sleeping condition.

Jonghyun Version and
Taemin Version
Both Jonghyun and Taemin version use trampoline as the transition. Without any resistance, they were pulled by trampoline then wake up later on the dream.
This is what happen when reality ask them to come back :

 Key Version
Key in reality use speaker to wake up Key in dream. The transition is speaker that sounds like alarm clock in his dream.

Minho Version
Minho in reality use a red thread to take Minho in dream come back to his real life. Both Key and Minho seems not really want to back. Their dream is more colorful than the reality itself.
I don’t want to wake up. –Source
The last, I figured out that they started the MV in a black room then ended it in colorful one. 🙂 That’s all. Please leave a comment if you have another idea about this MV concept. To see the MV, video with hangul+romanization+eng sub, and lyric please kindly click the link. Thank you.