Young Marco – ‘Bahasa’ RA review

Res­i­dent Advi­sor offer a gleam­ing report on Young Marco’s high­ly antic­i­pat­ed sec­ond album to date.

After sev­er­al years in the mak­ing, Young Marco’s Bahasa album on Island Of The Gods made its way into the pub­lic domain last month. The full length sees Mar­co fuse con­tem­po­rary west­ern ideas with the indige­nous sounds of the Indone­sian arch­i­pel­ago includ­ing Bali. Now, sev­er­al weeks on from the release, Res­i­dent Advi­sor has tak­en the time to review the album in great detail. 

With­out giv­ing to much away the lengthy review starts by reflect­ing on Mar­co’s ear­ly begin­nings as an artist and how they have seem­ing­ly led him to cre­ate this album. It then goes on to explore the cre­ative process behind Bahasa mak­ing key dis­tinc­tions from the pre­vi­ous releas­es in the Island Explor­ers series. 

While some entrants in the Island Explor­ers series were inspired by inhos­pitable wilder­ness, Bahasa is an unflag­ging­ly relax­ing expe­ri­ence. Its aim is not to chal­lenge but to calm, and it suc­cess­ful­ly recre­ates the atmos­phere of Bali­nese zen that attracts so many vis­i­tors to the island.“

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