Bottlesmoker is a music project by Anggung Kuy Kay (Angkuy) and Ryan Nobie Adzani, from Bandung, Indonesia. In 2005, this duo has been working on experimental music in area of electronic pop - indietronic instrumental, that was still a rare thing to do in Indonesia circa 2000s. Bottlesmoker has been
doing lots of experiment in the songs making using toy musical instrument and custom equipment, so the sounds that produced were so unique with a hint of a pop music taste that is so catchy, and unique at the same time.
Bottlesmoker produces self made instrument with a bending circuit process. Angkuy and Nobie love toy musical instruments such as Glockenspiel, Hand Bell, Melodica, and any toys that produces any sounds like Toy Phones, Radio, Nintendo DS. Angkuy and Nobie also capable to produce and combine different sounds from different instrument as a harmony. Beside that, Bottlesmoker too create a custom music instrument such as Noise Box, Theremin, 8 Step Sequencer, and those facts make Bottlesmoker produce such a characterized sounds that no other musicians have.
In their musical creation process, Bottlesmoker has inspired a lot by musicians such as Lullatone, Dan Deacon, and Tidy Kid. Also Angkuy and Nobie too inspired by their environment and surroundings, with this, their music has become one personal, intimate sanctuary, that successfully transferred to their audience. Like a happy place where you do your daily activities, a home, a company to sleep to, to ride to, to read to, to make art to, etc.
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