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8 (Kekal album)

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Released  15 December 2010
8 (2010)  Autonomy (2012)
Release date  15 December 2010
Label  Whirlwind Records
Length  56:26
Artist  Kekal
Producer  Jeff Arwadi
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Recorded  Compiled 2009–2010, Northern Isolation Station, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Genres  Avant-garde metal, Pop music, Alternative rock
Similar  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.

Track listing

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"
  • Production credits

  • Jeff Arwadi – assembly, programming, manipulation, arrangements, mixing, mastering
  • A. Levi Sianturi (a.k.a. Harshgriev) – artwork and illustration
  • Soundmind Graphics – digital layout
  • Songs

    1Track One4:41
    2Gestalt Principles of Matter Perception6:06
    3A Linear Passage5:39


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