Vol.02: Swimming Elephants
Swimming Elephants: The Jakarta-based band Swimming Elephants, a group of young people formed by Rizki Yogaswara (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Gilar Di Aria (keyboards, guitars, percussions), Wisnu Anditta (drums, percussions, vocals), Saras Juwono (vocals, keyboard, recorder), Aprillia DH (keyboards, glockenspiels. percussions) and Ranggi Mukti (bass). Finding their name after watching The Fall by Tarsem Singh, Swimming Elephants’ music reflect the members love for film as their brand of pop-folk is cinematic with arrangements that often snowball into dramatic parts, vocal harmonies that swell, Rizki Yogaswara’s voice soaring over the music, and lyrics that convey stories of longing and nostalgia. Whiteboard Journal had the pleasure of having Swimming Elephants perform their songs at W_Space, our gallery in Kemang, showing us (and you, of course) why they are a group that deserve our attention. Enjoy!