After a long wait and a creative process of more than a year, the full-length debut album of composer, singer-songwriter and producer Mondo Gascaro was finally released.The album title Rajakelana, an old Indonesia idiom for "the wind" was inspired by the lyrics of an Indonesian classic "RayuanPulauKelapa" by the composer Ismail Marzuki.
The title was chosen because he felt it was able to represent the spirit of the album as a whole
Although it was released late in in the year (it was first released in digital format on the 25th of November 2016), Rajakelana was voted as the "Best Album of 2016" by Tempo Magazine, it ranked #2 in Rolling Stone Indonesia's "20 Best Albums of 2016", and made it as as the "Best Indonesian Album of 2016" by Metrotvnews.com editorial picks.
Following its digital release the Album was finally made available in physical CD format on the 21st January this year. The release party was held at the Auditorium of Institute FrancaiseIndonesie, Jakarta where Mondo and his band performed two intimate sets.