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Gamelan Semar PegulinganGamelan Semar Pegulingan – Gamelan Of The Love God ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautifully evocative work on the Balinese gamelan – music that's maybe not as sharp as other recordings from that particular island – with a warmly flowing vibe that comes from the melodic cascading of tuned percussion, vibes, and gongs! There's still a focused, rhythmic feel to the music – but an approach that's maybe not as intense as some of the starker Balinese gamelan recordings – almost languorous at points, maybe in keeping with the "love god" mentioned in the title – with a sort of ebb and flow of sounds that's completely hypnotic! Titles "Tabuh Gari", "Gambang", "Tabuh Pisan", "Barong", "Sinom Ladrang", and the extended "Legong Kraton Playon", which takes up most of side two! CD

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✨✧ VariousAngola 80s – 1978 to 1990 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The fourth and most varied entry in Buda's great Angola series! During a period where only artists backed by the ruling MLPA party got regular opportunities to perform and record, it's amazing that so much strong material managed to get chronicled – many artists were forced to record in Lisbon. The Brazilian influence is quite strong on many tracks, whether it's a string-laden ballad by Waldemar Bastos with guest vocals by Martinho da Vila or the gorgeous solo guitar piece by Filipe Mukenga, whose lovely falsetto bears an uncanny resemblance to Jorge Ben. There are examples of traditional sembe and lamento forms and the encroachment of Congolese rumba is also evident on a number of rhythmically springy tracks. Tracks include "Ngola Iami" by Voto Goncalves, "Tia" by Dom Caetano, "Povo" by Paulo Flores, "Nguitabule" by Os Merengues, and "Man Pole" by Mito Gaspar. CD

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✨✧ VariousMusic For The Balinese Shadow Play ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic set of gamelan tracks from the Nonesuch series of recordings by Robert Brown – still maybe some of the most important sources for Indonesian music you'll ever hope to find! The set focuses on some of the noisier, more uptempo sounds used for the shadow play – with very sharply-tuned instruments that work in slowly-shifting progressions of color and tones – all in that somewhat more powerful style that was favored in Bali over Java – and which has never sounded this great on record. The set begins with the very long "Pemungkah" – which takes up a full 17 minutes – then is followed by shorter titles that include "Mesem", "Batel", "Rundah", "Sekandi", and "Tabuh Gari". CD

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