"Reminiscent of Gil-Scott Heron with the theatrical affectation of Peter Murphy and world-weariness of Tom Waits, Ksatriya’s music and lyrics pack a heady wallop." - Tashny Sukumaran, The Star
"RED was my first exposure to the spoken word genre.
I have to say it is an epitome to some real poetry.
Personally, it defines the genre at its highest of standards." - Kugan Puvanendran
"Loved the album and the politically & socially charged lyrics. The songs grow on you after several listenings. Great production too, enjoyed listening via my home hi-fi." - Dinagaran D. Raman
"Profound lyrics and melancholic melodies, RED is not for the easy listener. It makes you think, and that is what music should do." - Julia Tan Jo-Mei
"Ksatriya's RED album touches on the issues we see, read or hear and to some, experience in our daily lives.
The messages in his work are sincere and often thought provoking." - Eric Beng
"When are you getting a real job?" - Mom
released 01 October 2013
Salam featuring the vocal talent of Regina Ibrahim and Eric Beng on guitars
Original composition by Ksatriya, Eric Beng, Damon Lee, Adie and Samwise Wee Khee
Bogeyman featuring the vocal talent of Vivian Adram
I Need a Drink original composition by Ksatriya and Tom 'Loki Lovelight' LaGrange
Hantu Balu additional guitar composition by Eric Beng
All songs written and performed by Ksatriya
Additional composition and arrangement by Samwise Wee Khee
Special thanks to all those who contributed portraits for the Anak Merdeka lyric video
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Arranged, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at
SAMWISEMUSIC Recording Studio
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