THIS IS RAMAYAN

Reading Time: < 1 minute MulaZine’s very own Ira Erina and Jordan Chan catch up with local psychedelic rock band Ramayan on their sound, songwriting, and what it takes to make it in the local scene. Featured image by Nana Safiana.

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TEAM PROCESS – WITHOUT WARNING

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the team process, take a peek behind the scenes of the functions and interactions among the members of MulaZine in action during editorials, projects, and collaborations as well as individual endeavors in pursuing their craftsmanship. Watch as ideas swiftly evolve into drafts and drafts are then converted to achieve a substantial performance. Here you will be able to indulge in the members’ thought processes that transform inputs into concrete results via their cognitive and verbal activities. The content in this space is to showcase our readers the scale and depth of the work involved in hopes that it will allow for a more profound understanding and appreciation for the fruits of the members’ labor.

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ART IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Reading Time: 5 minutes Albeit heavily criticised for questionable methodology and an unrepresentative sample size of 1000, Singapore’s The Straits Times published an ​infographic​ back in June that revealed what the general public perceives as essential or non-essential roles. Photo by Edvard Munch (Norsk, 1863–1944)

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Anak Dara: Azzah Sultan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Azzah Sultan is a Malaysian-born artist based in New York. “Anak Dara” is a special exhibition showcasing Sultan’s heritage and culture as a Malaysian Muslim woman.”

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PATRIO-EIGHTIES-MA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Patrioeightiesma is an exploration of the existing subcultures in 80’s Malaysia with the hopes of rescuing abandoned memories through a subtly erotic, nakal revisiting of the past, and how it’s influences have trickled down to our current state of affairs and functionality. We celebrate what was by laying out what it has come to be. Below, Jo reimagines a fictional retelling of the moment.

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PARADISE NO MORE by Tasha Ariza

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s nothing quite like the gentle sound of raindrops on glass-paned windows. The rich, calming aroma of coffee (or tea) wafting through the air as we flip through each page carefully. One page after the other. And another… and another… and another. Or at least that’s the fantasy anyway. This aesthetic, fed to us across generations through countless highly-descriptive purple proses and movies may have been nothing save a romanticization, yet I believe we can generally agree that there is some sort of foundation to this age-old fascination with book-reading.

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GREY DAZE by Hanie Soraya

Reading Time: 11 minutes The death of Chester Bennington hit us badly and sent us spiraling down to rock bottom. Growing up, we listened to Numb by Linkin park until the CD couldn’t read anymore. We’re 14 again as we lay down, eyes staring at the ceiling, progressing back in time. We’re living through Grey Daze, that existed pre Linkin Park.

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS WITH SHELHIEL

Reading Time: 5 minutes Making music comes more easily to some than it does others. This “some” we’re talking about here is Shelhiel, who’s been involved in music for 7 years now. He has been boldly creating and honing his craft in writing and producing music. A week ago, I had a FaceTime call with him and just casually bounced off 8 questions with him

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AT HOME WITH CHARLIE LIM

Reading Time: 4 minutes When the pandemic first hit and the world stopped and went silent [as silent as it can be], we at Mulazine decided to check in with up and coming singer Charlie Lim. In under 15 questions, we have gotten to know more about him, how he’s keeping busy during this very isolating period, his work process in creating his songs, and also to talk about his upcoming single, Hummingbird.

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HELLO GOD, HEAR ME, ITS ME

Reading Time: < 1 minute Born on the day of the dead in the year 1996 to a family of infidelity, paper boats, and incense smoke. The halogen bulbs in the hospital where my mother gave birth to me seem to diffuse the same indifferent glow in the masjid where i recited kalimah syahadah.

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