By Shazwan Zulkiffli

Di era di mana tsunami indie bakal benar-benar kembali menghempas di persisiran pantai pop culture Malaysia, industri ini perlukan raja yang bukan sahaja memegang kunci kepada kesejahteraan genre dan peminatnya, tapi sama-sama turun ke padang, dan semai benih-benih baru agar scene ini terus maju. Dengan projek Kamar Seni AG Coco, Am bermain di Masdo, dan Noh dengan projek solonya, jelas gelaran itu disandang oleh kugiran Hujan.

Noh Phrophrile bersama Kamar Seni Productions baru sahaja mengeluarkan sebuah album yang pendek tapi cukup padat dengan isi yang kini menjadi santapan beribu peminat Hujan yang telah mendapati album ini, hanya seminggu selepas mereka keluarkan secara tidak rasmi, dan untuk menjawab tanda tanya ramai peminat – ya, Am masih bermain dengan Hujan dalam album ini.

Keempat-empat lagu yang disemat khas ke dalam album ini mempunyai kekuatan mereka sendiri. Lagu ‘Jutaan Jiwa’ benar-benar ada feel seperti terbang ke awangan – sebuah motivasi untuk pendengar agar melangkah lebih jauh dalam hidup, dengan kerjasama sponsor album ini, Malaysian Airports. Dalam konteks partnership, Hujan memang bijak dalam visualisasikan DNA Malaysian Airports dan institusinya tanpa perlu hardsell ke dalam lagu ‘Jutaan Jiwa’ – membuatkan lagu tersebut sebuah karya seni yang ikhlas, dan bukanlah dihasilkan hanya untuk sebuah client.

Lagu ‘Perindu Kalbu’ pula menunjukkan Hujan di dalam habitatnya – garage rock n roll yang jinak di telinga rakyat Malaysia. ‘Perindu Kalbu’ juga tunjukkan betapa jauh kugiran ini telah berkembang – dari zaman ‘Aku Scandal’ ke ‘Sang Enemy’, dan tidak lupa juga ‘Jika Sempat’, ‘Perindu Kalbu’ bagaikan bentuk Frieza yang sempurna dalam semua aspek: kejuteraan bunyi, penulisan lirik dan komposisi lagu.

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Yang paling ketara, adalah kematangan bunyi Hujan dalam album ini. Bunyinya penuh, tapi simple dan senang dihadam. Dikala ramai yang masih menyusun taktik untuk rilisan album selepas raya, Hujan dengan selambanya keluarkan album secara tidak rasmi dan ada kalanya menjual album tersebut di lapangan terbang – itulah maksud starpower yang sebenar.

5/5

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