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Charles DuvellePhotographs Of Charles Duvelle – Disques Ocora & Collection Prophet (2CDs & hardcover book) ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... $56.99 68.99
An amazing tribute to one of the greatest series of ethnographic material ever recorded – the legendary Disques Ocora records – still unsurpassed in terms of their care and quality! The material set a new standard for field recordings – handled by musicologist Charles Duvelle, who also shot a huge amount of photographs during the time of the project, too – a huge number of which are reproduced in this stunning book! The volume is way more than just a selection of ethnographic images – as it follows the recording program of the label, and is laid out as such – and is followed by a complete discography of Ocora Records, with album cover images and other details too. There's also an interview with Duvelle, who also put together 2CDs' worth of his favorite Ocora Recordings – which illustrate just how mindblowing the label's efforts were back in the 60s. There's other goodies too – an index for the photos, a report on Eastern Music In Africa prepared by Duvelle for Unesco in 1970, and even a look at The Prophet Collection – Duvelle's label after Ocora. One of the nicest sets we've ever seen from Sublime Frequencies – and one that maybe puts it on a par with Ocora! CD
(293 page hardbound book with over 200 black & white and color photos plus 2CDs of field recordings – a beautiful package!)

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VariousLatinamericarpet – Exploring The Vinyl Warp Of Latin American Psychedelia Vol 1 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
A very weird little collection of psychedelic albums from the Latin American scene of the 60s and 70s – one that's got some highly usual music, put together in a format that's equally odd as well! There's a bit less of the "formal" approach here than on other compilations – and the tunes sort of slide into one another with a jaunty, playful quality – one that also comes from the slightly whimsical nature of some of the tunes. There's a bit less fuzz and freakout than on other Latin American psyche sets – and instead, there's almost a bit more folkloric elements mixed in alongside the bass, drums, and guitars – often used in very odd ways. Titles include "Vamos A La Cama" by La Familia Telerin, "El Stomp & Maria Es El Nombre" by Los Bates, "Pedro Y El Lobo" by Santiago Gomez Cou, "Altuntan Ripuncca" by Conjunto Condemayta, "Ronda Tropical" by Los Destellos, "Preparando El Marck 5" by Meteoro, and "Cuando Sea Grande" by Los Traviesos. CD

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VariousMolam – Thai Country Groove From Isan ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $14.99
It's a bit hard to imagine the words "Thai" and "country" in the same place – but one listen to this set will show that the title's definitely got the right idea! The work here is oddly rootsy, yet has a modern feel too – a blend of acoustic instrumentation and some more pop-oriented production, used to create a very weird hybrid of South Asian sounds – music that's unlike anything else we can think of! Molam is a regional folk music of Thailand, often based around the khene – a strange bamboo "mouth organ" with some very odd sonic properties. Yet there's also a sense of variation in the music that's really documented here – shifting styles of expression that reflect different regional cultures poised to enter the mainstream with the addition of guitar and keyboards too. Vocals are as wild as the instrumentation – and titles include "Chiwit Sao Molam (Life Of A Molam Woman)" by Kwanjai Kalasin Yuk Patana, "Ruk Mai Somwong (Broken Heart-So Let's Dance)" by Sabaithong Powpuri, "Pua Mao Mea Mao (Husband Drunk, Wife Drunk)" by Unknown, and "Lam Phun Eun Sai (I Call For You)" by Tome Me Malai. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Various1970s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very hip collection of Algerian work from the 70s – work that predates some of the more familiar rai from the 80s, served up with a much rougher style overall! The instrumentation here is all tied strongly to the rhythms – horn parts and guitar lines that romp just as much as the drums – all in support of pointed lyrics that often have a forceful feel – pushing out boldly, even if you can't understand the language! The tunes are really hypnotic, given the instrumental interplay – and the vocals are the one element that seems to burst out of its own accord. Titles include "Malgre Tout" and "Dayha Oulabes" by Boutaiba Sghir, "Li Maandouche L'Auto" and "Lah Lah Ya S'Habi" by Bellemou & Benfissa, "Ana Dellai" by Cheb Zergui, and "Mazul Nesker Mazal" by Groupe El Azhar. CD

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✨✧ VariousChoubi Choubi – Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heady brew of unusual music from the Iraqi scene – material that's billed here as folk and pop, but which has a quality that's a lot different than those genres might sound in the US! The folksy cuts often have angular reed work in the mix, which really gives them a sharp edge – especially when aligned with the vocals – and the "pop" material is still often pretty edgey too, with qualities that almost remind us of Bollywood music at times – given the stuttering rhythms, nasally reed lines, and little bits of strings. As usual with Sublime Frequencies, the music here more than lives up to the promise of the label's name – truly unusual sounds that you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else! CD

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✨✧ VariousFolk & Pop Sounds Of Sumatra Vol 1 (limited edition) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1980s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A strangely tuneful selection of grooves from the island of Sumatra – percussion, tribal folk material filtered through some surprisingly diverse and modern trippy, funky influences! The recordings were culled from rare cassette tapes acquired in the late 80s, many without artist credits, helping make this one of those strange unearthed treasures. Fascinating and tuneful! Tracks include "Sitogol (#1 & #2)", by Haba Haba Group, "Borungktu Si Derita" by Marios Group, "Siti Payung" by Pimp Rubiah (Orkes Melayu Asli), "Bapikek Balam" by Samsimar (Saluang Dangdut) and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited vinyl version of the great Sublime Frequencies compilation!)

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✨✧ VariousKwangkay – Funerary Music Of The Dayak Benuaq Of Borneo ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A other-worldly set of funeral music from Indonesia – sounds that are quite different than anything you'd ever hear in an American funeral home or church! The music is very earthy, and almost feels like witchcraft at time – with some sounds that echo the ringing bells and tones of gamelon music, but others that are almost electro-acoustic, even though generated from organic sources – a really weird mix of modes that almost puts the record somewhere in the sphere of 20th Century avant projects that tried to combine the modern with the primitive. Titles include "Nocturnal Soundscape", "Titi Mati", and two versions of a "Ngerangkau" dance. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPrincess Nicotine – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Myanmar Vol 1 ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Incredible sounds from Burma – a really under-tapped musical legacy, finally brought forth by the always-great efforts of Sublime Frequencies! The sound here is unlike anything else we've ever heard – a very weird mish-mash of Southeast Asian elements, but always moving away from our expectations just when we think we've got a handle on it! There's some soulful vocals that remind us a bit of recordings from the subcontinent – but at other times, there's some very noisy, very percussive passages that remind us of the intense side of Indonesian gamelon – and at still other points, there's the weird sort of cultural crossroads that you'd get in frequently passed-through territories like Vietnam or Cambodia. But this hardly even gets at the surface of the whole thing – and as usual, you're best just putting your ears in the hands of Sublime Frequencies – as they blow your mind with cuts that include "Burmese Golden Drum" by Bo Hein, "Really Strange & Weird Things" by Sein Sah Thin, "Beautiful Town" by Mar Mar Aye, "Elephant Dragon" by Luan Moe, "Good Time" by Yi Yi Thant/Aung Heina, and "The Tune Of The Second Entertainment" by Yangon Sein Kyi Moe. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition full-color gatefold LP.)

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