Riot (Moonjune Records MJR045, 2012)
A fascinating fusion music revolution is taking place in Indonesia. Riot is one of the latest examples of some of the impressive combinations of vigorous rock, jazz fusion and virtuosic performances coming out of the Asian nation. Tohpati is a growing star in the world of electric guitar players. He is comfortable rocking out, shredding or improvising.
On Riot we find Tohpati Bertiga using a power trio format that includes Tohpati on guitars and guitar synth; Indro Hardjodikoro on bass; and Bowo on drums.
Tohpati demonstrates that his taste is eclectic adding other elements to the mix, such as funk, Middle Eastern melodies, and blues rock.
Riot showcases the talent and spectacular solos of one of the rising stars of fusion music.
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