Jakarta-based alternative rock Polka Wars have published on their Youtube channel a new music video for single Rangkum on July 27, 2017, to precede upcoming EP entitled EPNY.
Polka Wars who gained national attention for their high-acclaimed 2015 debut full-length album Axis Mundi, worked with cinematographer Agung Pambudi who directed the video along with the band bassist Xandega Tahajuansya. Agung is known for his work on Ilham Nuriadi’s 1000 Kilometer, and directed punk band Piston’s music video Titik Nol.
Rangkum starts with three men running on a rail track, and a young man starring at a dropped handbag. The young man (cast by contemporary dancer Al Imran Karim) begins to walk along the rail road. Suddenly his hands are shaking, and after a few walking scenes his body involuntary starts to move.
The uncontrolled body movements shift into a dance. The young man begins dancing and passing some slum areas, a pub, then ended in a room full of white-dressed people, grieving on a dead body which wrapped in shroud. He keeps dancing but no one notices. The song stops, the young man dives backwards and collapse, presumably into the dead body.
The video ends up with someone unveils the dead body’s white-fabric-cover, and turns out the dead body in the shroud is the young man himself.
Polka Wars recorded Rangkum and other EPNY materials in New York in 2015, after winning the Converse Rubber Tracks 2014 competition. The EP is scheduled to be released on August 23, 2017 through independent label Helat Tubruk.
You can place a pre-order here: http://bit.ly/polkastore
The band is founded in 2011, with current lineup consists of Karaeng Adjie (vocals/guitars), Billy Aulia Saleh (guitars), Xandega Tahajuansya (bass), and Giovanni Rahmadeva (drums).
Check the video below:
Directors: Xandega Tahajuansya, Agung Pambudi
Producers: Rizky Rahadianto, Giovanni Rahmadeva
Cinematographer: Agung Pambudi
Executive Producers: Polka Wars, Maternal Disaster
Cast: Al Imran Karim
Supporting Cast: Egi Fedly
Art Directors: Finna Amalia, Indira Larasati
Make-up and Art Assistant: Anadya Ayesha
Camera Assistants: Aziz Maulana, Kenzo Miyake, Rakai Kesawa
Steady Cam Operators: Rony Ardiansyah, Didik Riyadi
Color Grading: Kenzo Miyake
Finance: Karaeng Katagana, Billy Saleh
Yudistira Dilianzia, Arzia Wargadiredja, Arman Dzidzovic, Karaeng Katagana, Ade Paloh, Rizky Rahadianto, Indira Larasati, Anadya Ayesha, Uga Swastadi, Marcellino Aditya, Vino Kansartini, Rianto Bagus, Daffa Andika, Indisya Zhelaika, Rifanda Putri, Alida Awaluddin, Rifaldi Moeli, Gian Siringoringo, Arunee Sarasetsiri, Karisya Putri, Damar Anjar, Tri Hartono, Dara Hanafi
With special thanks to:
Arep dan Bimbim (Komunitas Talang, Menteng)
Pak Babay (Komunitas Petak Sembilan, Glodok)
Sabina Renika Cynantika (Videostarr)
Arman Dzidzovic (VICE Indonesia)
Di dalam bahaya terjamah
Bersila diam (takjub)
Menuju terang jauh
Deras bulir meresapi lara
Ratusan debu (bisu)
Di ruang raga
Pabila kubertanya rahasia
Malam musim semi
Raja alam rasa
Berakhir di sana
Kata rangkumkan udara
Dalam lirih perih
Berakhir di salam
Kata rangkumkan udara