The Sagara project began life in 2009 when diskJokke (Joachim Dyrdahl)was commissioned to create a one off piece for top Norwegian festival Øya. He was given free reign as to what this project might entail, & encouraged to travel almost anywhere to find the right people to work with. He researched the Indonesian Gamelan tradition, & reached out a group called Sambasunda (led by Ismit Rutchimat). diskJokke then spent two weeks in Bandung, Java, staying in their studio recording traditional instruments, sounds & ideas. Written, produced and recorded in Oslo, many of the sounds on Sagara were recorded various places in Indonesia, like the crickets from the Bandung jungle, the waves of Bali, etc.