Sajama Cut

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Sajama Cut
Origin Jakarta, Indonesia
Genres indie rock
Years active 2001 - present
Labels The Bronze Medal Recording Company / Aksara Records / Shining Records
Associated acts Roswell

Sajama Cut is a band from Jakarta, Indonesia known for their changing styles of music, which ranges from noise pop, ambient, indie rock, baroque pop, folk rock, lo-fi, to electronica.


The band is known to have come up with numerous explanations for their name, among them; the name of an old Japanese children's toy, the name of Thee's father's colleague, a book/movie title, a haircut style, a random word Thee came up with, the result of the band members fooling around with an Ouija Board. This has been discredited by Marcel Thee.[1]

In 2006, Sajama Cut also contributed 4 songs to another motion picture Photo, Box, Window.

On May 2008, L'Internationale; a remix album version of the songs from The Osaka Journals with remixes from international producers from Japan, US, UK, Indonesia, Norway, Italy, Scotland, Portugal, Germany, Venezuella and Hong Kong was released. The first single being a remix of Nemesis/Murder from the international 8-bit artist YMCK, from Tokyo, Japan. Currently there are 3 music videos made for singles from this album.

Two EPs; Night Music (1923) and Cinema Eye was released in late 2008. Another EP, New Year Ends, which dabbled in ambient, experimental music, was released during the New Year's Eve of 2010.

Sajama Cut released their new album, Manimal, in April 2010.[2]

The Osaka Journals was listed in the "Top 5 Albums of 2000s in The Jakarta Post newspaper.[3]


The band has released two albums, along with numerous compilations, most notably the best selling JKT:SKRG (Jakarta Now!) compilation, and had a major radio hit when their single "Less Afraid" appeared on the motion picture Joni's Promise, in which the song could be heard almost in its entirety two times during the movie.[4]


Year Title
2002: Apologia
2005: The Osaka Journals
2010: Manimal
2015: Hobgoblin


Year Title
2007: The Nemesis EP
2008: L'Internationale
2008: Night Music (1923)
2008: Cinema Eye
2009: New Year Ends
2010: Paintings/Pantings
2010: Celebrations (Light It Up)
2011: Panther East Ghouls, 1867
2011: Twice (Rung the Ladder) / Poral Molice
2011: Chinese Magicians


Year Title
2003: Mesin Distorsi
2003: Total Feedback
2004: Jakarta Now Vol.1
2004: Joni's Promise (soundtrack)
2006: Photo, Box, Window
2006: Alila Hotel Compilation

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