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Kugiran Irama Perindu
June 24, 2008, 7:16 pm
Filed under: Brunei


Kugiran Irama Perindu were from Brunei.

Brunei is a country located on the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the states of Sarawak and Sabah of East Malaysia. Brunei, the remnant of a very powerful sultanate, restored its independence from the United Kingdom on January 1st 1984.

What little information I have been able to find about Kugiran Irama Perindu is about their Management / Label: Times Record Company.

Around 1960’s in Singapore, Times Record was a record company which released Malaysian EP’s and LP’s, on labels such as Olympic, Eagle, Sea Lion, etc. There record labels had competition with international recording companies such as EMI and Philips. In the 1960’s there were many artists and singers and records under Times management, so audience can listen them.

This song is from their first single. I do know that they released at least two other singles, one of which is pictured here. The liner notes on the back of that record reads:

Only one time when Time Record, which was popular with Olympic label has recorded some new songs with Irama Perindu, it’s also popular in Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, and Malaysia. These songs were playing on radio stations and a night club in Brunei. With a new songs which was playing in our edition will make you had a romantic feeling. Thank you and enjoy our songs!!

Thanks go out to Anton Pulung of Red Chamber for the translation.

Catalog number T.R.C. 1033 on Olympic Records of Singapore. No release date given.


1 Comment

Great stuff and a very informative notes on Brunei’s artists from the sixties! With due credits, I’m making a few citations on articles from this site – radiodifffusion. Way to go!!!

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