Bradego Project is a musical collaboration of Jim Maulana, a singer/songwriter living in Jakarta, and The Rhumpass, a rock 'n roll band from Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
Upon his return from a 10+ years stint in Europe, Jim Maulana's musical career kicked off in 2007 in his hometown of Bandung, West Java, when he formed The Rhumpass with four young music graduates of Sekolah Menengah Karawitan Indonesia (SMKI Bandung), performing songs of the UK's legendary rock instrumentalists The Shadows and crooner Cliff Richard.
In 2012, he began recording the material he wrote under the pseudonym Bradego Project with his The Rhumpass band mates plus two other young musicians from Bandung. The works took them to a different level of sound and musical direction, away from the rock 'n roll staple made famous by The Shadows which they are accustomed to.
Influenced by a range of musicians from The Police to Morrissey, Air, Interpol and The Arcade Fire, Jim and the band are currently working on their first album, titled "Demigods & Fallen Angels". The album will highlight 10 pop-rock songs mainly written, arranged and produced by Jim Maulana.
The album's first single "Murder On The Catwalk" is a praise for women who effortlessly impress others with beauty and good manner, hence the reference to the catwalk. The song also suggests the male listeners to always admire and care for their ladies, otherwise someone else will do so and steal the show.
"Move On/Playing To Win" was initially written when Jim came to know of a planned international football event in Indonesia sometimes in 2017. It could well be a theme song of a sport event, or worse yet, of a mass rally by a political party. Its theme of "brotherhood in good and bad times" would only seem fitting for the current sorry state of the Indonesian football.
"If I Tell You" contains, arguably, the most famous phrase in Bahasa Indonesia, the band's mother language. The bluesy ballad is a throwback to the time when Jim and his mates played oldie-style music as The Rhumpass. It is meant to be the ultimate interracial love song, and is dedicated to citizens of the world who happen to be romantically linked with Indonesians.