Music for those who still care.
Music for a new world.

The Observatory – a name that may suggest passive objectivity, but which really describes a band whose music is an impassioned response to the society it is enmeshed in. A world where politics have failed us, power and greed rule us, and hate and ignorance divide us...


10 Mar 2023

BlackKaji at Projector X

Trellis of trunks and crowns
Underground roots entwine
One force flowing through all.

BlackKaji. A study of the unseen, unsound, unsuspecting, unsustainable, unstable.
8 – 11 Dec 2022

Sonic Shaman-TheCube Forum Festival
In the last month of 2022, TheCube Forum Music Festival - Sonic Shaman will bring Taiwan's first experimental performance that spans electronic music, experimental sound, lecture performance, and contemporary art into a four-day music festival.
5 - 8 Oct 2022

Nusasonic Ho Chi Minh City
After five years of diving into experimental sound and music cultures in Southeast Asia and enabling dialogue within the region and beyond, the last edition of Nusasonic will be in Ho Chi Minh City.
23 Sept 2022

Album Release - Demon State
A vinyl (180g vinyl) and digital release, DEMON STATE features the cover-art illustration of Enka Komariah (Senyawa, Raja Kirik).
SIFA 2021

Demon States

Borne out of a time of physical and psychological lockdowns, Demon States bears witness to the fear and anxiety manifesting in the human psyche in different avatars — an unseen spectre, the burgeoning of inner demons, the bogeyman within, an unforgiving hollow absence.

As an oppressive tyranny haunts our present reality, the struggle to express ourselves and seek understanding grows stronger, as we reach for the faint glow at the end of the tunnel. Trapped within our minds by our inner demons, can we release what is within, or do we let the demons consume us?


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