Naurora is undoubtedly Dewa Budjanas’ most ambitious work yet. It is progressive, fresh, engaging and technically brilliant. It is an album that has a rare ability to convey a range of feelings, whilst at the same time; it has the added advantage of being able to transcend anything that might be remotely classified as 'artistically mundane’. Budjana’s tunes consistently clasp his listeners in a drape of gorgeous melodies, showpiece guitar parts and astounding ensemble passages that have a spacious air. Naurora, has is an exhilarating mix of styles, it delivers a succession of memorable motifs.
It melds East Asian music with progressive jazz fusion and some occasional elements of rock, but most of all it delivers an idiosyncratic sound that is instantaneously identifiable as Dewa Budjana’s own. Over the years, Balinese native Indonesian guitar maestro has been able to draw upon the services of a number of top drawer musicians to interpret his art. This trend continues in Naurora, featuring a superstar cast of world renown musicians: drummers Simon Phillips and Dave Weckl; bassists Carlitos Del Puerto, Jimmy Johnson and Ben Williams; pianists Gary Husband and Joey Alexander; saxophonist Paul McCandless; and the rising guitar star Mateus Asato.