Back With A Camera

5th September 2015: A night around KL in places I hadn’t brought my camera to before! Here’s Blue Elephant, a speakeasy.

I really was there for Gaslight Cafe.

Cool entrance. A lot of old decor.

Yup, this place is something.

Diner booths!

All this built by the owner.

Old-school fridge! (There’s a working double bass next to it.)

Old-school microphone!

A nice, cosy gig venue.

Power switches.

All this, in the neighborhood of Bukit Damansara.

Real cosy.

Music was played on vinyl.

Not sure who took this picture of Tanmay, a photographer I just met that night.

Sudar pimping a Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams gig.

Tonight: Kuning Pening, or Ibrahim!

This insanely random and amusing performance artiste read out of a motorcycle rider’s curriculum.

Sudar provided more sound effects.

A moment of silence… not. They were thinking hard to figure out where the buzzing sound was coming from, to exaggerated comic effect.

It’s okay man, it’s okay.

More mainstream instruments.

Sudar is electronic.

Ibrahim is organic.

I see an act this crazy on average, once a year.

Crazy screams. Like Mike Patton but random and funny.

Kimberley, who was in town for a short while, led me down the evening’s itinerary.

Polaroids of the many who performed at this new venue.

Then, we took an Uber to downtown KL.

Another speakeasy! Omakase + Appreciate. I always assumed the secret entrance was somewhere else for some reason.

Then, a true underground hidden club.

They have rules.

Under9 has cool brickwork!

A test for my Sony Alpha 7S indeed, with the Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 ZA SSM.

This, with the Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM.

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