Sore (band)

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OriginJakarta, Indonesia
GenresJazz fusion, chamber pop, rock, lounge, easy listening, funk
Years active2003–present
LabelsAksara Records
RooftopSound Records
MembersAde Firza Paloh
Awan Garnida
Reza Dwiputranto
Bemby Gusti Pramudya
Past membersRamondo Gascaro
Dono Firman

Sore (pronounced [sore], often stylized as SORE) is a Jakarta-based indie band formed in 2002. The band was originally formed by Ade Paloh, Mondo Gascaro and Awan Garnida. They have been close friends since childhood.[1] Other two members, Bemby Gusti and Reza Dwiputranto, were brought in by Awan Garnida.


2004—2005: Early years and Centralismo debut album[edit]

In 2004 and early 2005, Sore contributed two songs in a couple of compilation albums, the first one wasin a compilation album of Jakarta’s indie scene called "JKRT: SKRG" (an abbreviation of "Jakarta, Sekarang" which translates to "Jakarta, Now"). The album was released by Aksara Records. Another one was an original motion picture soundtrack of "Janji Joni".[2] The album was also released by Aksara Records.

SORE finally released their full-length debut album Centralismo in 2005.[3] The album title itself refer to the world "central", which in this case refer to Central Jakarta, where the most band members grew up. The music varied greatly from track to track as each member contributed lead singing and song-writing in this album. Their vintage instrumentation, like the use of vibraphones, mellotron, and horn section is reminiscent of popular music in the 50's, 60's and 70's.

The first album was praised by Time Magazine Asia as "One of Five Asian Albums Worth Buying",[4] and Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine ranked it the 40th in "150 Greatest Indonesian Albums of All Time". The fifth single, "No Fruits for Today", also ranked as one of 150 Greatest Indonesian Albums of All Time.[5]

2005—2008: Ports of Lima[edit]

While preparing their materials for their second album, they contributed to four original soundtrack albums: "Berbagi Suami" (Love for Share); "Kala" (Dead Time); the Joko Anwar film Quickie Express; "Perempuan Punya Cerita" (Chants of Lotus), one of which became a hit single, "Pergi Tanpa Pesan", a reworking of an Indonesian classic from the late 1950s.

In April 2008, three years after releasing the debut album, Sore released their second album, Ports of Lima produced by the Aksara Records label. The album was also voted as Best Album of 2008 in the #1st list rank number[6] by Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine.


Studio Albums[edit]




  • 2004: "Cermin" - from album JKT:SKRG[8] (V.A. Compilation)
  • 2005: "Funk The Hole" - Janji Joni (O.S.T Movie Compilation)
  • 2006: "Pergi Tanpa Pesan" - Berbagi Suami (O.S.T Movie Compilation)
  • 2006: "No Fruits For Today" - Berbagi Suami (O.S.T Movie Compilation)
  • 2007: "Hidup Itu Indah" - Mesin Waktu: Teman-Teman Menyanyikan Lagu Naif (V.A. Tribute Album)
  • 2007: "Ada Musik Di Dalam" - Kala (O.S.T Movie Compilation)
  • 2007: "Ernestito" - Quickie Express (O.S.T Movie Compilation)
  • 2009: "The Hitman" - from album Synchronize Session One (V.A. Compilation)
  • 2009: "Nancy Bird" - Forbidden Door (O.S.T Movie Compilation)
  • 2009: "Lullaby Blues" - Forbidden Door (O.S.T Movie Compilation)


  • Ade Firza Paloh - Guitar, Vocals (2003–Present)
  • Awan Garnida - Bass, Vocals (2003–Present)
  • Reza Dwi Putranto - Guitar, Vocals (2003–Present)
  • Bemby Gusti Pramudya - Drums, Vocals (2003–Present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ sore. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  2. ^ 2005. jj Archived 2011-09-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  3. ^ centralismo. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Garger, Ilya; Perry, Alex; Shum, Keane; Tedjasukmana, Jason (2005-09-12). "Five Asian Albums Worth Buying'". Time Magazine Asia.
  5. ^ "150 Lagu Indonesia Terbaik Sepanjang Masa'". Rolling Stone Indonesia. 2009-11-26. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
  6. ^ "Album Terbaik 2008". Rolling Stone Indonesia. 2008-11-26.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-25. Retrieved 2015-09-07.
  8. ^ JKT:SKRG. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

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