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August 20, 2018
Growing up in a music-lovers family, Mondo’s grandmother loves to sing “Bengawan Solo” and his father was a singer. Since the early age Mondo have always been surrounded by music, he started listening to The Beatles, Nat King Cole and Big Crosby when he was only a toddler. Music have always been a big part of his life which then he continue to pursue in college. A lot of times he turns his surroundings to become inspirations when making music, from families, friends as well the natures.
In 2016 Mondo released his debut album under Ivy League Music, Raja Kelana. Shortly after it’s digital launching on 25th November 2016, the album quickly recognised by Tempo Magazine as “The Best Album of 2016”, reached #2 in Rolling Stones Indonesia from “20 Best Album of 2016” and made it as “ The Best Indonesian Album of 2016” by metrotvnews.com editorial picks. The album have reached to Japan and reviewed by more than 90 Japanese media.
Mondo is a natural while composing music, he would hum, fingers tapping, whistling as melodies and all kind of sounds rushes into his minds. Sometimes inspirations struck him while he does all those things. If there is a way to describe music from his point of view, he sees sounds and visualise them through the music he makes. A simple daily routine in the morning with 2 cups of coffee, cigarettes and a guitar is sufficient for Mondo to create a masterpiece and sometimes great food, deep conversations, movies and books.
April 14, 2021