Those who have been to Bali might know this Balinese music. It is called Rindik. Its unique sound comes from the instrument called gamelan, made from bamboo. The gamelan which accompanies the dancers is made from brass or copper. Sometimes brass, copper and bamboo gamelan are played altogether.
Rindik tone is soothing and calming in contrast with its fairly fast beat. Th rhythm is played with the left hand and melody with the right hand.
Listening to Rindik takes me to Ubud and surrounding, the place my family and I love the most on the island. Strolling around Jalan Dewi Sita, exploring the paddy fields at Nyuh Kuning and Tegalalang, watching the dance shows at Batubulan, visiting the silver smiths in Celuk, sipping afternoon tea by Ayung river or just simply sitting on the bale (divan) at the porch overlooking the Agung mountain while listening to Rindik played by the boys from the local banjar nearby. Ah, such a bliss!