Consisted of singer-songwriter Elda Suryani and guitarist Adi Widodo, I knew Stars and Rabbit for the first time after watching their tight performance in a bright night under the sky of Jogjakarta, around 2011. And after that lovely night, I can’t stop letting myself digging their music until the time when I wrote this paragraph.
In short, their music sounds like a dream pop with a little touch of folk combined with raw and spontaneous arrangement, plus the whimpering voice of Elda that somehow sounds like Janis Joplin getting back from the grave and got stuck in a fairy tale. Their debut full album has been released a couple of months ago, and to me it is simply fabulous.
Words: Risyad Tabattala
Photos: Agung Hartamurti, Hendisgorge, Ryo Dinata, & Agra Suseno