[RE POST] I Wayan Balawan--Magic Finger [2005]


Another member of TRIsum. This is the 2nd solo release.

I Wayan Balawan was born in Bali - Indonesia September 1973, He Grew up amongst Balinese gamelan music. At age of 8 he began to play guitar and start his first band in the age of 14. He can plays rock guitar virtuoso style like Yngwie Malmsteen since he was 10 years old.

In 1993 he went to Sydney and got a scholarship to study jazz at the Australian Institute Of Music for two years. He went back to Bali in 1997 and form Batuan Ethnic Fusion (A mix of Balinese Gamelan and Jazz) and released one album in 1999.

He is versatile guitarist that play many styles of music, and a great solo performer. He has developed the ability to play a special and difficult form of tapping which involves chord and bass work with the left hand and tapped melody with the right hand, which resembles piano playing.

Balawan is now considered as one of famous favourite jazz guitarist in Indonesia.



Recently Balawan launched his second solo album, now under label Sony-BMG Music Indonesia. This album titled, BALAWAN - MAGIC FINGERS.
Magic Fingers is truly a showcase of Balinese guitarist I Wayan Balawan ability in arranging , composing and his unique blend of musical styles which collaborating between great guitar playing mix with the traditional instruments of Bali.

He is a very versatile guitarist who is capable of playing many styles of music. He has developed the ability to play a special and difficult form of tapping which involves chord and bass work with the left hand and tapped melody with the right hand, which resembles piano playing.






1. Balawan - Prelude (0:55)
2. Balawan - Magic Reong (4:39)
3. Balawan - Semua Bisa Bilang (3:05)
4. Balawan - Sesaat Kau Hadir (4:58)
5. Balawan - The Dance Of Janger (5:47)
6. Balawan - Mainz In My Mind (3:40)
7. Balawan - Arti Kehidupan (5:06)
8. Balawan - Menanti (4:13)
9. Balawan - Trade Wind (6:01)
10. Balawan - Like A Bird (4:26)
11. Balawan - Putri Cening Ayu (3:14) (BONUS TRACK)

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