Ican Harem & Kasimyn BliIDGabber Modus Operandi
Ican Harem & Kasimyn BliID
Birthed from the experimental punk scene of Bali’s capital city, Gabber Modus Operandi took shape when Kasimyn filled in last minute for an absent band member in friend Ican Harem’s punk band. The result was fluid, genre-crossing anarchy - music that bridged noise and rave rhythms, inspired in equal parts by Chicago footwork, happy hardcore, and the the gamelan sounds which could be heard from the community centre next to their studio.
That sound coalesced in 2018’s PUXXXIMAXXX album, stuffed full of references to Balinese folklore and black magic, and 2019’s HOXXXYA LP perked up the ears of the Western music world as an 180bpm exploration of millennial Indonesians' relationship to digital culture.