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✨✧ Tabu Ley RochereauAfrican Fiesta ... CD
Syllart (France), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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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VariousMusic For The Balinese Shadow Play ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
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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VariousNigeria Rock Special – Psychedelic Afro Rock & Fuzz Funk In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Forget the "rock" in the title, and just focus on the "funk" – because this set of tracks is a massively heavy batch of Nigerian numbers from the 70s – all with the same solidly soulful feel as more familiar Afro Funk work of the time! There's a definite emphasis on guitars – which are often used in freaky and fuzzy ways, to offer up a more tripped-out take on the music than you might expect – but they never go too far into mainstream rock territory, certainly not in an Anglo sort of way. Most of the rhythms are still very much in an Afro Funk mode – but again a bit more tripped-out than usual – sometimes with a nice sense of space and laidback timing, which is often augmented by production techniques that pull out some of the cooler aspects of the music. There's a fair bit of keyboards too, often used in ways that are similar to the guitars – and in a way, the vibe here is often in the mode of British cross-cultural groups of the post-colonial years – like Cymande or Demon Fuzz, both of whom would sound right at home here. As usual with Soundway, the whole package is put together with a great deal of love and care – and full notes on all the wonderful music within! 15 tracks in all – including "Finger Toe" by Tabukah X, "Odenigbo" by The Wings, "Adieu" by Ofege, "In The Jungle (inst)" by The Hygrades, "Freaking Out" by Question Mark, "Omoboa D'Eru Ri" by Tunji Oyelana, "Another Man's Thing" by Joe King Kologbo & His Black Sound, "Acid Rock" by The Funkees, "Kenimania" by Mono Mono, "Ku Mi Da Hankan" by The Elcados, and "Eniaro" by Ofo The Black Company. CD

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✨✧ Gamelan Semar PegulinganGamelan Semar Pegulingan – Gamelan Of The Love God ... LP
Nonesuch, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)
Also available Gamelan Semar Pegulingan – Gamelan Of The Love God ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



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