| 15 December 2010|
15 December 2010
| Compiled 2009–2010, Northern Isolation Station, Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
Avant-garde metal, Pop music, Alternative rock
Acidity, Autonomy, The Painful Experience, 1000 Thoughts of Violence, The Habit of Fire
8 is the eighth full-length studio album by Indonesian experimental metal band Kekal, announced on 23 June 2010, and made available for purchase on 23 January 2011. While the band has no officially active members, former members Jeff, Leo, and Levi all contributed to the album. The album was set to be released by Whirlwind Records during December 2010, on CD and as a digital download, and on 15 December 2010, the album was available for pre-order, which included an offer of free shipping within Europe up to December 24.
On 19 February 2010, Jeff announced that he had posted a music video on YouTube for a song titled "Tabula Rasa". At that time, the new album was still untitled. On 24 March 2011, it was announced that "Tabula Rasa" was included on a compilation/sampler album by the Sonic Seducer magazine. Metal Hammer Germany commented that the album was far from the early black metal days of the band, and gave the album a rating of 4 out of 7.
All tracks written by Jeff Arwadi.Jeff Arwadi – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, drums, TR-808, theremin, analog synthesizer, vocoder, samples and field recordings
Azhar Levi Sianturi – album artwork
Leo Setiawan – additional guitar on "Departure Gate 8" and "Heartache Memorial"
Jeff Arwadi – assembly, programming, manipulation, arrangements, mixing, mastering
A. Levi Sianturi (a.k.a. Harshgriev) – artwork and illustration
Soundmind Graphics – digital layout
1Track One4:418 (Kekal album) Wikipedia
2Gestalt Principles of Matter Perception6:06
3A Linear Passage5:39