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Let Me Begin

by Themilo

Intro 01:11
Lazy 05:38
Cool 04:52
Dunia Semu 03:57
Broke 03:28
Sianida 05:22
Malaikat 05:27
Lolita 05:04



Themilo's could be said the sonic adventure of Ajie Gergaji. He create this band as his vessel, with other members of the band at the time, to explores the music that they like, shoegaze and dreampop.

Themilo’s first album “Let Me Begin” (2002) has a different sound from Side A to Side B. Side A is fuzzy, distorted, sounds like early Boo Radleys, Ride or Revolver. Side B is pretty much dream pop and ethereal like Slowdive and Cocteau Twins. Some of the most legendary songs from Themilo like “Lazy” with Sir Dandy and Alvin Yunata of Teenage Deathstar can be seen in this album. The track “Malaikat” and “Romantic Purple” also became the single from this album back in 2002 and have their own MVs, both were popular in national television.

Themilo also collaborated with Alexandra J. Wuisan (Sieve) on the track “Yins Evolving” and “Sianida” in which Alexandra wrote the lyrics and filled in the vocals. “Let Me Begin” for Anoa Records is one of the most essential local shoegaze album. Cherry Bombshell’s mini album back in 1994 can actually be assumed as the earliest shoegaze release, founded by Ajie Gergaji.

The album is like a mozaic from Themilo, touching a lot of their references, adding their own slant in the process and has become one of the most sought after releases today.

And for Indonesia's shogaze local scene, this album was a landmark for the scene itself.


“This album is one of those albums that has become a myth. You can check discogs to grasp how important this album is. Themilo’s first album proves to be a platform for local shoegaze and hold up pretty well until today as a momentous release in the local scene.”
(Argia - Noisewhore)



released January 8, 2021


Themilo are
Upik: guitars
Ajie Gergaji: vocal, guitars
Suki: bass
Coro: drums

Sir Dandy, voices on Intro
Sir Dandy and Alvin Yunata on Broke

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Cheppy Ngantuk & Ajie Gergaji
Released by M4AI, 2002
Re-released by Anoa Records, 2021


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Anoa Records Jakarta, Indonesia

Indie label records from Jakarta Indonesia. Since 2013, listening to indierock, indiepop, shoegaze, pop punk, etc.

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