KOMPLOT

Location:
Kuala Lumpur, MY
Type:
Artist / Band / Musician
Genre:
Post punk / Psychedelic / Rock
Site(s):
Type:
Indie
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Greetings good people,

KOMPLOT is currently going through some major changes, perhaps for the better. Creative differences and career advancement have led us to a crossroad, where we have to decide one way or the other. We love music and we do not want this to kill our spirits and affect our friendships. So, after long careful thought, we have decided to divide ourselves into two separate projects, and put KOMPLOT on hiatus, while we continue our musical journey respectively.

Zac is pursuing a great career opportunity down south in his hometown Johor Bahru, and he will update on his musical efforts through this page. Meanwhile, Amrud, Chino, Talib and Jep will continue to make music in a totally new outfit, which will have its own band page soon after some decent recording materials are ready to be uploaded. Progress of this new outfit will be updated accordingly when deemed necessary.

These two new projects are not continuation of what KOMPLOT was about. We have branched out and these are the two new mediums in which we would pick up where we left off and create, from scratch, new musical flavors that are very different from KOMPLOT. From this day onwards, KOMPLOT shall remain on hiatus while we work on our new efforts and we will resurface in 2010.

We realize that transitions like this can be challenging, and that the resolution we came to is obviously quite abrupt. We also know this will definitely attract many mixed reactions, positive and negative alike. However, we strongly believe that this is a necessary big step we need to take in order to grow and move forward. To avoid clichéd assumptions and speculations, we would like to emphasize that there is absolutely no animosity among the band members as a result of this development. We are still great buddies and we're still going to make music for as long as we could, only sometimes tough decisions must be made in order to progress.

We dearly love and deeply cherish the wonderful people who have been supporting us all this while, and we only hope the support will continue in our upcoming efforts. This year has been especially amazing, and we are anxious and excited about next year as we look forward to bring out our new offerings through the two new projects!

Do watch this space as we will update further.

Thank you.

Komplot released their first single in 2007 which was aptly called ‘Konflik Metropolis’. It became the rave of the town and about. It all soon became clear as Komplot returns the compliment that the local independent scene had. Komplot bared it all on their first ever show at Laundry Bar, when literally hundreds if not thousands came to the modish bar to gratify their curiosity as to what the hype about Komplot is all about. The show exploded with broken furniture flew about, massive dance-pit encircled, and significantly those who came were enthused and this started the craze called Komplot. From then on, it was apparent that Komplot is a band to pass on for and the songs to live by.

Flash forward to 2008, as Komplot grew more established, it was inevitable that Komplot had to release a brand new recording following the hugely successful single, ‘Konflik Metropolis’. This was said to be a mini album cum EP also some sort of a teaser for an upcoming full length album. That’s right. A full length album is in the works as we speak. However, the public whom now had become all too familiar with Komplot, pressed for a lengthier recording. Yet, Komplot understood a release can only be released when it is supposed to be released no matter how great the urgency. The songs in the EP had to go through rigorous regime in terms of re-phrasing, re-mixing and unorthodoxly re-recorded. This was done however to justify the hype and the demand that the public has pressed upon Komplot.

Komplot transcends all when it comes to critics and admirers alike. Both acknowledge the energy that Komplot gives a free rein to and the public would remain vigilant as to how Komplot would progress. And indeed, this is how Komplot relishes the challenge under adversity with their eclectic mix of band members. Eclectic in the sense of confluence, achievement and confidence. Zac, a regular player in the circuit, hits the melodies with such ease and commandeering while maintaining stage zest ness and authority. While Jeff ‘the whore’, is the ‘in-demand’ saxophonist at the moment and he calls himself home in Komplot. He cites Micheal Brecker and Hello Kitty as primary influences. However, the centre of gravity which makes sense to all of it all is the guitarist cum the chief songwriter. He calls himself Amrud. We call him the prodigious guitarist who brings to the band hope, desire, motivation and lastly, monies. Not many à la mode riffs can be churned out of a Godin. Yet he manages to do it with bravado, every time. Yup, every time.

The band’s structure would be complete with the introduction of Komplot’s groove section comprising Chino and Haekal. The latter is the bassist. Walking down Komplot’s groove section, one would reminisce the good moment when funk is all boorish and uncouth. The groove section stand by the tryst that embraces the roots of groove and the energy which seemed to have lost it all in translation. Yet, what path do men take? As fame is death’s little sister, isn’t it all too corny that men should partake a path that conjoins passion and contentment instead of gluttony and sheer pompousness. Komplot firmly believes in the spirit of musicianship and the freedom that comes with it. Hence, Komplot embraces the D.I.Y and the independent spirit while being realistic and pragmatic to the reality of the local music industry. Komplot hopes to shatter the mental hurdle that independent acts should suck and be pain in the asses. Komplot believes in the thriving of the independent scene and would strive hard to go beyond the localized genre ship and ultimately to penetrate the persistent and conservative listeners.

December 2008, Komplot released their first ever EP titled as ‘Disko Tanpa Risiko’. The five-tet which hails from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia released four new songs in the new EP. This EP has been the work of progress for the band members since middle last year. This tireless effort will surely satisfy the folks who had been anticipating the new recording and ultimately to get to know and experience what Komplot is all about.

Komplot can be seen and heard in:
Youtube.com
Myspace.com
amp.channelv.com
nokia IAC
i-bands.net
Facebook.com
Melodi – Syndicated TV3 show
1, 2, 3 Juice – Syndicated NTV7 show
Latte@8 - Syndicated 8tv show
X-Fresh FMRequest Nora Zen now!
Fly FM
Suria FMRequest for Komplot now!
Hot FM
Traxx FM
Hitz FM

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Reviews and Interviews
KLue - Tuesday, 06/05/08 - Filed in Music by SARAH
Komplot has been not-so-quietly leading the charge to change the music scene here in Malaysia with their brand of disco-punk music. Officially formed in 2006, Komplot’s unique sound is reflective of the various musical backgrounds of each band member. Zac (vocalist), Amrud (guitarist), Chino (drummer), Jeffny (saxophone) and new recruit, Haikal (bassist) all come from different bands with musical genres like rock, metal and hardcore.Read More

The Star - Wednesday January 14, 2009 by DARYL GOH
With its riffs, grooves and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll attitude, komplot is primed for a dance floor takeover. Two frustrating years of waiting hasn’t worn down Klang Valley-based band Komplot. In fact, forget the battle weariness, the band is more than determined not to blend into the background. If there was one outfit geared towards bringing the roof down at the upcoming UOX Play Electric showcase at Zouk KL this Saturday, it would be this frantic indie rock five-piece.Read More

New Straits Times - 07-20-2008 By Aref Omar
ROCK music that shakes booty? AREF OMAR talks to Amrud Shazrin of local indie band Komplot about their scheme of things. With a name like Komplot, one would expect screeching vocals, frantic drums and loud guitars typical of a hard core or even Oi! punk band. What a surprise to find that the music by this Klang Valley quintet is actually groovy and dance inducing, with as much attitude and energy to boot. "It was done in jest, just poking fun at ourselves before we chose a proper and cooler name for the band," says Amrud Shazrin, guitarist and founding member.Read More

Junk - Tue, 17/02/09 by Aidil
After almost two years of hype, the debut EP by Komplot finally arrives. The question is, is it worth the wait? I’m happy to report that it definitely is, with only the title track being the weak link amongst the four songs on the EP. It also contains some real impressive knob-twiddling by the band’s guitarist, with my only complaint being the drum sound, which could’ve been tougher. Opening song ‘Enter This Kosmos’ is a fantastic slice of disco rock whilst their current single ‘Nora Zen’ is one catchy hit waiting to happen. Roll on the album!.Read More

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