Imagine the Beatles grew up in the Pacific, listening to the music of Steely Dan, Morrissey, Interpol, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and spending their evenings at the cinema watching some old obscure films.
Sore's music is a curious blend of traditional pop song-writings and mood explorations, ranging from the calmest whisper to the Wagnerian exuberance of the horn sections and fuzz guitars.
The Time Magazine Asia acknowledged their debut album “CENTRALISMO” as "One of Five Asian Albums Worth Buying", and Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine ranked it the 40th in "150 Greatest Indonesian Albums of All Time". Now, three years after the release of their debut, they are back with their second album “PORTS OF LIMA” (Aksara Records - 2008) to great critical acclaim. It was recently voted "Best Album of 2008” (number one) by the Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine.