Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Surihani


Salam semua.

Lagu ini dirakam di Rafikonsep oleh Rafik, dan diadun oleh JD, Studio2105. Kedua-duanya terletak di TTDI KL. Rakaman bermula pada awal Februari 2011, dan mengambil masa 3 bulan untuk disiapkan.

Insyallah, jika tiada aral melintang, lagu ini akan dilancarkan pada 13hb May 2011 (Link : FB Event), ie minggu depan, secara rasminya. Setelah 12 tahun penciptaannya.

Sejarah
Ya aku menulis lagu ini pada tahun 1999, ketika berusia 20 tahun. Lagu ini ditujukan pada seorang gadis yang bernama Haireena (bukan nama sebenar), dua pupu ku. Aku mengenali dia sejak berusia 14 tahun, dan tidak boleh melupakan dia sejak itu.



Friday, April 22, 2011

The Wind


Merlin disappeared from Arthur’s world for many years; then one day he suddenly reappeared, walking out of the forest and up to Camelot. Overjoyed to see his master, King Arthur ordered a royal banquet in his honor. But Merlin acted bewildered, looking at his former pupil as if he had never seen him before.

“Perhaps I might attend, if U are who I take U to be,” Merlin said, “but tell me truly, who are U?” Arthur was astonished, but before he could protest, Merlin addressed the assembled court, saying loudly, “I shall offer this bag of gold dust to anyone who can tell me who this person is.” And immediately a purse bulging with pure dust of gold appeared in his hands.

Baffled and chagrined, none of the Round Table knights came forward. Then a young page ventured, “We all know this is the king.” Merlin shook his head and curtly dismissed the page from the hall.

“Don’t any of U know who this is?” he repeated.




Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bila Merdeka (Part 1 & 2) by Sajakiri








Music : Zainal Zulia
Lyrics : Cpol (Dhuat)



kaukah si jebat yang derhaka
'tau sang perwira disanjung
patutkah dipuja 'taupun dimurka
kerna timbangan tak sekata...

neraca neraka tipu dan dusta
sergah nista dengan jiwa
tegakkan dirimu sang perwira
bebaskanlah nusa mu...

bangunlah sang perkasa
atur lah rentaknya...

tarilah canggungmu di gelanggang
bersilat dengan irama...
biar memutih sang petualang
sumpah keramat bergema...


kernanya cintanya nusa bangsa
kernanya cintanya sumpahnya...

bangunlah sang perwira
atur lah rentakmu..

Cho : biarpun nyawa jadi taruhan
jasad terbilang...
mekarlah nama jadi sebutan
harumlah dikau

walaupun harung badai samudra
walau derita
kerana hidup hanya mulia
bila merdeka...


The Composition
I wrote the song 10 years ago (1999), when i was a young adult (or an old teenager) who loves heavy music, and expressing my inspiration thru aggression music. My band at that time, FOREO, play heavy music, particularly Metallica songs.

As far as I can recall, the intro riff was inspired by STP's Dead & Bloated and Nirvana's Aneurysm. However we never play the song in FOREO.



The Recording
I recorded most of the instrument 4 years back, using my MRS8. But i updated my vocal 2 weeks ago. This is my first ever 'growl 'vocal attempt .

Credit to Ken for lending his Gibson Standard guitar. Love the warm sound.


The Lyric
This is heavy music, so I need someone who can deliver 'heavy' lyric as well. And Cpol never dissapoint me. He always brings 'subtance & style' together. That's what I love about him. His previous work with me was Mantra Buana.

The tagline of the song is :
kerana hidup hanya mulia
bila merdeka...
So cool. So true.


The video
This is another great Video from Aniboom, my favourite animation video library. But the high resolution on the visual forces me to cut song to 2 pieces. Rather a cool solution. Now i have 1 song in 2 series, just like a movie.