Kimokal is the recording name of the duo, Kimo Rizky and Kallula Harsynta Esterlita conjoined.
Boldly staking out from a different depth of Indonesia’s music scene and transcends any notions of genre, drawing from psychedelic, nu-wave, dub, electronic, nu-disco, ballad and pop but refusing to be attributed to one particular tag whilst conveying an impressive collage of electronic textures simultaneously.
Although Kallula’s music and vocal background is rooted to pop, ballad and a touch of shoe gaze with a sense of self-possessed and nonchalant lyrics, Kimo’s influences can be pinpointed to the heights of the sixties and seventies eras.
Kimokal’s music is an evolving obsession of conjuring lucid spaces and voyages through a style, which is at times melancholy, propulsive and serene. At once versatile yet eminently listenable as vivid and recognisable as electronic pop.
KimoKal has given listeners a taste of Aries through the singles released in 2018, but the complete entity has so much more than that. Some tracks still exude the dismal vibe of O, like Longing for the Noise and One ft. Neonomora. On the other hand, the likes of Moment to Listen and Wanderlust showcases very vibrant beats and sounds, as if they are asking their listeners to join their dynamic dance. Diversity is also showcased in Aries with completely new sounds like that of Chaser of the Light, Red Moon, and Just Like You. KimoKal wishes their listeners would enjoy Aries as much as they had fun making it. They hope that Aries could be the gateway for the listeners to dive into KimoKal’s world, a journey to find out how they are just like you.