Selasa, 31 Januari 2012

Stretching Minang Pop Records


Lately, the recording industry in Ranah Minang, West Sumatra, arguably more passionate. Dozens of recording studios are mushrooming. A number of record producer to emerge. Minang pop albums flooding the market and most of the burst.
Here are notes on the recording industry phenomenon splendor Ranah Minang.

At first glance, two-story house with a fairly extensive pekaranganya River Road Banda Bakali 17, Padang, West Sumatra is like a regular house because there is no name board. But apparently that's where the Padang Light Records Recording Studio, one of the famous recording studio in there that help drive the local record industry increasingly excited.

Haji's studio Yuskal it started its operation since the 1990s. Record Padang rays has spawned hundreds of albums and singers Minang. Many famous singers born Minang Yuskal hands as a producer, including Edi pecker, Ajo Andre, Susi, Zalmin, Yan juned, Anroy, Ucok Sumbara, and Zalmon. "The most explosive album is the album Seven Kasiek Muaro, who sung Zalmon, reaching 200 thousand copies," said Yuskal.

At present, Padang Light studio not only used to record the album Minang, but also often hired producer other areas, such as from North Sumatra and Jambi. "Maybe because it is cheaper here, I once rented to a recording about USD 2.5 million, making recording of the album can be up to 10 days," said Yuskal. Padang rays has also been recording the album as a singer Capital Obbie Silitonga Messakh and Edi.

In recent years, the record industry in Minang aspect is lively. Currently there are at least more than 26 record producer Minang pop songs and some of them have their own recording studio. Recording studios and many are hired by the producers of Jambi, Riau, South Sumatra and North Sumatra.

In addition to his own studio owned by record producer like Yuskal, in West Sumatra, there are a number of more modest rented studios. For example, Delta's Jonpy Studio in Upper Aur, Bukittinggi. Studio which was established in 2004 with capital less than Rp 80 million was in the house Jonpy using three rooms: the room is soundproof vocal area of ​​2 x 3 meters, equipment room and room service 3 x 4 meters, and the waiting room. "This studio is made up to date, because now enough with computers to record," said Jonpy. "Sophisticated equipment is not guaranteed, because the most important is the operator who runs."

Sort of. When you look at history, the early industrial development of modern pop songs Minang was initiated in West Sumatra, but in Jakarta in the 1950s with the presence Orchestra Gumarang Asbon mosque leaders. Gumarang founded in 1953 by a group of nomads Minang in Jakarta which is actually a musician. Gumarang was first led by Anwar Anief, and several months later handed over to Alidir. Then, in 1955 transferred to Asbon.

Gumarang famous after LPs den Lapeh Chicken album, sung Nurseha, exploded on the market in 1957. Nurseha, sweet girl from Bukittinggi to finish junior high school in Bandung, West Java. He then worked as a journalist and radio broadcaster in Jakarta.

After Gumarang, in 1961 came another musical group, Beetles Find, led Nuskan Sharif - who previously was also a member Gumarang. Beetles Find sticking by Elly Kasim presence with a distinctive voice. Song of creation Nuskan Bareh Solok skyrocketed along with the songs of modern pop Minang other through voice Elly.

In the era of the 1970s, the record business began to move from Jakarta to West Sumatra initiated by the band Lime Stone, owned by PT Semen Padang. Lime Stone sticking with songs sung gamad sarunai aceh juned Yan. When that song was on the rise in gamad Minang aspect, coupled with modern pop songs Minang.

The era of 1970 there had been three record producers Minang pop songs, namely Edo Record, Ganto Minang, and tanama Record. Then in the 1980s pop song Minang recording industry was stopped.

In the 1990s, considered the initial rise of the song when the singer Zalmon Minang rocketed with his hit song Kasiak 7 Muaro creation Agus Taher. The climax, with the song Nan Zalmon tido Manahan Liver creation Agus HDX Taher won the award in Jakarta in 1995 defeating Nia's album Daniati Sunda. Then, in 1996 Budget with the song Bugih Lamo Tarun's creation followed the footsteps of Joseph Zalmon success.

Impact splendor of song and singer Minang was followed by proliferation of the recording industry there. According Yuskal, producer and studio owner Padang Light Records, which makes the recording industry in West Sumatra and continue to remain excited by the relatively small scale, the cost of making the album can be cheaper. "If in Jakarta can be up to hundreds of millions to make an album, so it can not survive let alone to face piracy," he said.

Similar disclosed Suryadi, lecturer and researcher in the Department of Southeast Asia and Oceania, Leiden University, The Netherlands. One factor that makes the recording industry in West Sumatra to remain excited by the relatively small-scale industries. "This type of industry like this are usually more resilient, more resilient to face shocks of economic recession, unlike the medium-and large-scale industry," said Suryadi, who is currently writing a dissertation about the record industry of West Sumatra.

In addition, Suryadi added, nomads are also influential factors. Psychologically, Minang nomads, numbering about half of the total number of people Minang, would always remember the village. They exist everywhere in Indonesia, even in countries like Malaysia and Singapore tentangga. To meet the nostalgia and feelings they are musical Minang keminangan. So, music Minang is one element of culture that helps. It's something natural that also occurs in other ethnic groups, "said Suryadi explained.

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