Sunday, January 14, 2018


A message from MoonJune Records

Indonesian Pianist, Icon of the Indonesian Music Scene (1963-2017)

Dear Friends in Music

Exactly one year ago, a very dear longtime friend of mine, suddenly passed away. RIZA ARSHAD, Indonesian pianist, was the second most important artist in development of MoonJune Records, immediately after the iconic British saxophonist and Soft Machine alumni legend Elton Dean. While Elton was the one who hugely influenced me to start out of blue and pout of nothing my record label back in 2001, as well my booking activities, Riza Arshad introduced me to the wonderful world of Indonesian music. In 2007 I have released first of 4 albums of the seminal Indonesian band simakDialog, a brainchild of the late great Riza, which is also thee first of 20 albums of Indonesian musicians on my label. Riza was an extraordinary man and an extraordinarily gifted visionary artist. We had two unreleased albums that we wanted to release in 2017: another live album of simakDialog from their scone USA tour in 2014, and his Rhodes trio album with Ernest Tibbs on bass guitar and Chad Wackerman on drums. Eventually these albums will be released sometimes in the near future. Riza wanted his music to be heard, and his music deserves to be heard. In the near future, MoonJune plans to release a tribute album featuring Riza's music, performed by some of his friends and colleagues and by some of the iconic musicians who appreciated his extraordinary talent.

To remember my dear friend Riza Arshad, MoonJune is offering FREE DOWNLOAD of all simakDialog's albums (Patahan, Demi Masa, The 6th Story, Live At Orion) and for those who prefer physical format, 4 CDs are available for a symbolic price of $20 plus shipping.

This generous offer is valid until January 31st.

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