AMI Awards-nominated visionary pop duo from Jakarta— Matter Halo — has recently returned with a new single for “Million” via Interlokal.
After four years taken flight with their conceptual debut album Aerotiva, the band (Ibnu Dian and Ganidra Rai) turn up with a dreamy, funky, and low-key groove. Produced by Matter Halo, Mixed by Bam Mastro (Elephant Kind) and Mastered by Greg Calbi (David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Cigarettes After Sex), “Million” hits from their original synth textures, and smooth-bouncing rhythm and bass line towards a 90's Jonny Greenwood-inspired guitar solo surprise, and the easy-loving, melodious refrain.
"We want to bring a pop song that people can listen to either from their vinyl player or streaming services and a vibe that people dreamily slow dance to in their living room." Ibnu explained. Listen to “Million" here.
Matter Halo which have released three EPs and one documentary, emerged in 2015 with the release of the Brian Eno's Music for Airport-highly inspired debut album, Aerotiva and quickly went on number one in the Indonesian iTunes Chart on the same day of the release. Their wondrous singles which listened since 2008 have brought the band to be featured in huge international festival in Indonesia such as from Java Rockin’ Land in 2010 to the main stage of We The Fest in 2016. One of the tracks 'Teralih (feat. Nadin) [Aero’s Tape]' is featured as a soundtrack for an Indonesian film Posesif (2017) and listed in 5 Best Folk/Country/Ballad Production Work nominees by Ami Awards 2018.