Untu is the metal incarnation of Gamelan Suara Baru, a Javanese gamelan collective based at California Institute of the Arts.
This album, based on "La Peste" by Albert Camus, marked my first attempt at combining gamelan with metal.
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released April 13, 2019
Concept, lyrics, gamelan composition by Sean Hayward.
Sindenmorph vocals/lyrics/electronics composed by Jessika Kenney.
Metal band parts co-composed by Sean Hayward and Chuck Gloria.
Cover design by Addison Fischer.
Recorded by Andrew Piepenbrink and April Gerloff.
Mixed by John Baffa at TV Tray Studios.
Mastered by Daniel Eaton at Little Castle Mastering.
Alberto Cruz – bonang panerus
Sara Dowling – saron barung
April Gerloff – synthesizer
Chuck Gloria – bass
Kevin Good – saron barung
Jim Jeffrey – saron demung
Jessika Kenney – voice
Manak Khamvongsa – saron demung
Kayle Khanmohamed – kendang
Sean Hayward – guitar, voice, gender
Julian Lozos – saron peking
Komang Negara – bonang barung
Keane Nwede – gong
Dan Wingo – saron barung
Sean Woodman – drums
Tyler Vander Maas – kenong
Shih-Lien Eugene Yen – saron barung