NOTE: After this episode was recorded, Tesla released his first full-length album as KUNTARI, Black Shirt Attracts More Feather. You can get it from Orange Cliff Records (here) or find it on Spotify. It's a fantastic record; one of my favourites of 2020 so far. Tesla also recently had to cancel a tour, which has been a bit financial hit. If you have a couple of spare dollars, please head over to his Bandcamp page and send him some love.
Tesla is a musician from Bandung, Indonesia who got his start as a jazz guitarist. A couple of years ago he decided to stop playing jazz completely and started playing experimental breakcore. I've been lucky to see Tesla play live a few times over the past year and he's incredible. Recently he changed his stage name to Kuntari, and that's where you can find him on bandcamp and everywhere else.
This interview was recorded a few months ago at Tesla's house the day after I saw him play a crazy show in the basement of a Japanese restaurant, and this was a really fun conversation to have. He has a really good sense of humour.
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Black Shirt Attracts More Feather on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3UQLPDuRgwFRnpelvBWTnD?si=L_As0mn3RaK0BB4QkOumSw
Kuntari bandcamp: https://kuntari.bandcamp.com/
Kuntari x CONVERT collaboration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXDEIYNuAs
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