KUNTARI is Tesla Manaf's project which produce animal mating calls sound, the rhythm of Banyuwangi's Hadrah Kuntulan, and the Balinese-chinese Sar Ping/Barongsai (lion dance). This new sounds created by a duo of drum-percussion and cornet-guitar, with tons of variation of heavy rhythms. Intentionally neglected the notes, the music produced percussive sound along with dark ambients. The concept has been developed for almost 2 years involved research in various places. Larynx is the new release following up the previous album Last Boy Picked (2020).
Grew up with and dedicated himself to the classical music for over 10 years, Tesla Manaf started his career as a jazz artist which lead him to a wide range of evolving music exploration and his commitment to creativity. He has produces 12 albums/EPs and performances in jazz, world music, neo-classical, electronic and experimental music in more than 12th country around the globe. For the last 18 months, his been working on the new way to create unorthodox embouchure technique for cornet/trumpet. The goal is to imitate animal mating calls sound and gigantic fiction creature.