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  • 01. Yumi kagura: Takusa saimon (1990)
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    SHIGEO TANAKA

    Yumi kagura

    [engl] A hotline to the gods! Kagura is a thousand-year-old form of Japanese Shinto sacred music and dance, accompanying the chanting of myths; the word "kagura" can be translated as "god-entertainment". Passed down over countless generations, the music is rare and recordings even rarer. Shigeo Tanaka was a master of the yumi (bow), an uncommon single-string percussion instrument, which is a true bow: arrows are fired off at the end of each ceremony to fend off evil sprits. The instrument is difficult to play; it's hard to draw out the proper sound and maintain the rhythm. Yumi kagura is the oldest of all the various forms of kagura. The Tanaka family, based in rural Jge-cho, Hiroshima prefecture, has passed down this yumi kagura tradition for hundreds of years; this lineage continues to this day in the person of his daughter Ritsuko Tanaka. The Jge-cho yumi kagura, which prays for family well-being, bountiful crops and good fortune, was designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property in 1971. The piece featured here, "Takusa saimon", based on the myth "Ama no iwato" (The Rocky Celestial Cave), is mesmeric, reaching back across ages to the time before time, with Tanaka's voice and yumi, accompanied by flute and metal percussion, drawing us closer to the primal activities of the gods. Listeners may find affinities with aspects of musics as diverse as German electronic minimalism like E2-E4, certain Ethiopian music, "spiritual jazz" and more, all tapping into the deep root of forever. Previously available only on a ridiculously obscure 1990 cassette release, Yumi kagura is the first collaborative release by EM Records and Riyo Mountains, a Japanese folk song research team.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4560283217541
     
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    SHIN JOONG HYUN

    Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974

    [engl] Shin Joong Hyun’s tale is personal, spiritual, and deep, not only reflecting the full spectrum of human emotions, but one that produced reverberating echoes of sound, some beautiful and life-giving, others restless and ungovernable. For the first time outside of Korea, Shin’s music will be readily available to music lovers the world over. Light In The Attic are thrilled to release Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun, a career spanning CD, 2xLP, and Digital Download compilation of the diminutive guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger, and talent developer. Inspired by jazz, soul, and traditional Korean music, Shin started his career in the mid-1950’s, performing for US troops stationed locally after the Korean War armistice of 1953. While his English language skills were limited, the young player had no trouble communicating through his trusty electric guitar, but Shin was no mere 6-string slinger for hire, he was able to communicate something far beyond your average professional musician. Production work and extensive songwriting followed, not to mention a steady stream of electrifying performances. Gaining momentum by the moment, Shin developed popular success across South Korea molding protégés like singing duo the Pearl Sisters and folk-psych songbird Kim Jung Mi into top pop stars. From there it was hit after hit. The late 1960’s rock explosion and an influx of imported music from The Beatles, Jimmy Smith, and The Jefferson Airplane all informed and inspired Mr. Shin to elevate his own craft. Even experimental trips via a crew of local hippies also took the music man to new heights despite Korean law forbidding such rebellion. Drug use was illegal and punishable as a serious offence. Park Chung-hee, then President of South Korea began to closely monitor Shin’s “subversive” activities. After refusing to write a song in praise of the political leader, the musician was labeled unpatriotic and his career was instantly snuffed-out through a series of surveillance, torture, and institutional confinement. While this was not the end of Shin’s musical story, for an all-too-brief moment in Korean cultural history, Shin Joong Hyun and his talented accomplices laid down a trove of recordings that have slowly reverberated far from their native land. Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun features Korean/English lyric translations, unseen pictures, beautiful graphic design from Strath Shepard (Pacific Standard), fully restored and re-mastered audio by Timothy Stollenwerk (Stereophonic) extensive liner notes by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes (Jamaica-Toronto series, Rodriguez, Monks, Mowest comp) and Shin Joong Hyun himself. With loving attention to detail and Shin’s full blessing, we trust you’ll find this album as addictive as a bottle of your favorite Korean soju. So let’s raise a toast to Shin and his musical life! As they say in Seoul, “Gun Bae!!!”
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    10.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0826853006514
     
  • 01. We Are Harmony
    02. Lam Phu Tai of Sorrow
    03. Lam Phloen Girl with Pigtails
    04. Lam Phloen Hard
    05. Factory Girl
    06. Lam Phloen Grade A Guy
    07. Lam Phloen Dao Dao
    08. Lam Phloen Paean to Bangkok/a>
    09. Lam Tanwai Promise of Love
    10. Lam Phloen Khanmak
    11. Lam Doen I Am Here
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    SONTHAYA KALASIN

    Grade A Guy

    [engl] Sonthaya Kalasin was the male lead singer in in the molam section of legendary producer/impresario Surin Phaksiri's beloved musical troupe Thidso Lam Phloen; his female counterpart was Phairin Phonphibun (EM1147CD/LP). These recordings, the very best of Kalasin's work with Phaksiri, cover the period from the mid-70s to the early 80s and showcase Kalasin's mastery of the traditional male molam lower vocal range. Also highlighted here are Phaksiri's production skills and his penchant for pushing the boundaries of standard molam arrangements and instrumentation, always trying to fuse new ideas with tradition. An uncredited Phairin Phonphibun makes an appearance on a few tracks here, giving lucky listeners a glimpse of the singers' Thidso Lam Phloen dynamism: Phaksiri's genius, a long-standing backing band, and simpatico vocal styles honed in the crucible of performance. This is the first CD release of any music from Sonthaya's years with Surin Phaksiri and as such represent a valuable document, with accompanying English lyric translations; but more than a document, "Grade A Guy" is grade A music.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4560283217565
     
  • 01. Come My Brother, Let's Go to the City! Part 1 (Kosin Intharat & Khanongsak Siudon)
    02. Come My Brother, Let's Go to the City! Part 2 (Kosin Intharat & Khanongsak Siudon)
    03. I Know How this Ends (Ubonrat Amphaiphon)
    04. Lovely Molam Princess (Khanongsak Siudon)
    05. A Molam Girl Waiting for Love (Siriphon Amphaiphong)
    06. Big Mouth (Ubonrat Amphaiphon)
    07. I'm a Billionaire (Kosin Intharat)
    08. Let's Meet in the Afterlife (Siriphon Amphaiphong)
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    SUTHEP DAODUANGMAI BAND

    Come My Brother, Let's Go to the City!

    [engl] We all know Thailand is a place where magic happens, and sometimes it's a place where dreams come true. Suthep Daoduangmai was an ordinary man from the predominantly rural Isan region with a long-cherished dream of forming a band under his own name, even though he wasn't a musician. After a spell of hard work overseas, he returned home wealthy and, magically, formed one of the most successful molam groups ever, an extravagant orchestra with over thirty members, including twelve dancers, blending traditional Isan instruments with modern Western instruments, and featuring four excellent singers, two male, two female. Of particular note is that legendary singer Siriphon Amphaiphong, along with her sister, made her debut with this band. But perhaps this wasn't all magic; Suthep Daoduangmai had an innate musical sense and a keen populist spirit, enlisting great singers and bringing in master producer Doi Inthanon to help hone his vision. This album, originally released in 1984, was a super-hit throughout Thailand, highlighting producer Doi's entertaining new dance-friendly "lam phaen" style, with lively tempos and street-wise country-meets-city lyrics, as exemplified in the title track in which the two male singers head to Bangkok and show the city folks what's what. Originally released on cassette, plus a few vinyl copies for radio play, this 1984 sensation is available again now on vinyl.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4560283217497
     
  • 01. Ninuvina Pt. 1
    02. Ninuvina Pt. 2
    03. Evarani
    04. Mahudi
    05. Enthara Pt. 1
    06. Enthara Pt. 2
    07. Paramaathmudu Pt. 1
    08. Paramaathmudu Pt. 2
    09. Suki Evaro Pt. 1
    10. Suki Evaro Pt. 2
    11. Sarasija Nabha
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    T.R. MAHALINGAM

    Portrait Of A Prodigy

    [engl] The music on this release consists of the earliest recordings by flautist T.R. Mahalingam, a legendary figure in the Carnatic music of South India, one of the world's great musical traditions. Mahalingam, known as Mali to his legions of fans and admirers, was a musician who revered these traditions yet opened new realms, raising the flute to levels of voice-like expressivity. Available on CD and vinyl LP, "Portrait Of A Prodigy: His Early Years, 1940-50s" reissues, for the first time, recordings from the mid 1940s to the mid 1950s and show Mali at the peak of his powers, his acclaimed technical skills and rich tone at the service of his immense melodic and rhythmic gifts. The majority of these recordings were originally released in the 78RPM SP format and feature him with two of his greatest musical partners, violinist T. Chowdiah and mridangam master Palghat Mani Iyer. Available for the first time as a commercial release outside of India, "Portrait Of A Prodigy" is a rare opportunity to hear a genius in his prime. A must-have for all fans of Indian music and for all who appreciate the joys of rhythmic playfulness and melodic mastery.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2012
    EAN
    EAN 4560283219996
     
  • 01. Apareka
    02. Qrizantemebi
    03. Dililme
    04. Qalo (The Women)
    05. Chito-Gvrito
    06. Tsangala Da Gogona
    07. Marto Shemovrchi (The Waiting)
    08. Mokhwel Mshvidobit! (You Are Welcome!)
    09. Chechnuri Poppuri
    10. Rachuli
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    TRIO MANDILI

    With Love

    [engl] This is the debut album of a trio of young ladies from Georgia in the Caucasus area and their story actually sounds fantastic. Being into singing folk songs and filming one day the three girls made a recording of the love song “Apareka” and that video gained them 3.000.000 views on Youtube right away. It is folk, three ladies singing to the sound of classic Eurasian stringed instruments such as the panduri and tschonguri, long necked lutes. The all acoustic instrumentation can be considered as the soil from which the voices of the three lead singers rise with the one or another instrumental line going deeper than that of course. It might sound like a miracle that this music gained so much attention in a time of flat ass streamline plastic pop but if you take a closer listen to “With love” you will realize that it does justice to its title. The melodies sung by the girls grab you by the heart immediately and fasten in your soul right away. This is some passionate brand of Eastern, Caucasian folk and has an enchanting approach within the melodies. The girls sing with a very determined expression in their performance. The TRIO MANDILI seems to be much more than just a group of young ladies playing music. There is a kind of mystical atmosphere rising from this compilation of simple love songs coming straight from the heart. The spiritual vibe shall not be underestimated here. This music will increase the frequency of your vibrancy and literally enlighten you. The compositions themselves may be rather simple as it is the fact with most classic folk tunes from allover the centuries but the emotional depth is amazing and the performance is utterly tight. You cannot get any better. If you love folk music and would like to head a bit more east to discover something fresh and exciting, this will be what you are looking for. The vocal performances belong to the most impressive I ever experienced and I have been listening to quite a bit of music over the past decades.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604185
     
  • 01. Fusioon - Tocata Y Fug
    02. Furia - Furia
    03. Los Roller - Un Consejo
    04. Huracanes - Cambio
    05. Sonya - En Mi Nube (Get Off My Cloud)
    06. Rudy Ventura - Soy Un Sonador
    07. Fusioon - Ciclos
    08. Fuerza - Un Lugar
    09. Rudy Ventura - Yamasuki
    10. Control - Por Las Viejas Calles
    11. Fusioon - Farsa Del Buen Vivir
    12. Los Huracanes - Good Gally Miss Molly
    13. The Brisk - El Juego Del Amor
    14. Los Ros - Cuentame Cosas Tuyas
    15. Albert Band - Ella Tiene El Cabello Rubio
    16. Los Mismos - Jefe Ironside
    17. Los Roller - Camino Cortado
    18. Soledad Miranda - La Verdad
    19. Los Gritos - Veo Visions
    20. Alfonso Santisteban - Zorongo
    21. Top Show - Escucha Nina
    22. Hermanos Calatrava - Space Oddity
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    ABSOLUTE BELTER

    [engl] In the realms of music business the overused term indie has become somewhat convoluted within the last three decades. Bandied around as a stylistic statement, an ethos or a genre in its own right there are very few successful popular music labels that can truly claim to be independent of those major corporations that in time plan to dominate the entire recorded output of the global music community. Here at Finders Keepers these seldom-championed self-sufficient industries have always been truly inspirational sources. Labels such as Kuckuck in Germany, BYG in France and Sain in Wales have all maintained utmost artistic integrity and broke truly experimental and successful careers without having to surrender their creative loins to the ravenous bottomless stomach of the major music industry and for this reason the music flies freely amongst us adding new life after life to musical misfits as free music lives, breathes and procreates. By the start of the new millennium the revival of the vinyl record buying market had reached a level that turned second hand shops and auction websites into train spotters sports arenas. The competitive nature of record digging, trading, sampling and DJing took misplaced-pop aficionados out of their comfort zones in search of black 12" and 7” medals that might outsmart their fellow collectors or tantalize the fresh ears of a well adjusted freak-fuelled audience. Throughout the 1990s the rise in popularity of indigenous European genres such as Krautrock and French Ye-Ye saw American, English and Japanese collectors re-invent the concept of world music pondering un-raked territories... Europe, of course, would provide the central co-ordinates to start the global trophy treasure hunt. The neatly arranged and numbered racks of laminated 7 inch sleeves that originated from Barcelona in the 60s and 70s have provided many of these vinyl vultures and portable record deck wielders with enough random and varied music to justify week long pop-pilgrimages to Spanish flea markets and thrift shops. Belter records, with their familiar yellow graphic bands and blue/silver or brown/yellow labels punctuate racks of other Spanish delights in a country whose habitual record buying market was initiated and facilitated by a self-made home grown institution. This is were you'll find hip-hop producers rubbing shoulders with mods and proggers, shying away from the sun, contemplating a supposedly-authentic paella supper and repeatedly flipping over the endless rivers of 7" circles and squares in search of another Absolute Belter. The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognised independent commercial music companies of post-war Europe and with a back catalogue of magnetic tape that could circle the planet the legacy of Barcelona’s Belter repertoire has touched each continent, proudly defiant in the face of fascism, technology, revolution, capitalism, patriotism, bad fashion, good vibrations and dubious humour. Viva la musica!
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    12.04.2010
    EAN
    EAN 5060099502163
     
  • 01. Ros Serey Sothea – Jam 10 Kai Thiet (Wait 10 More Months)
    02. Yol Aularong – Yuvajon Kouge Jet (Broken Hearted Man)
    03. Pan Ron – Why Follow Me wav
    04. Tet Somnang & Meas Samon – Khnyom Jah Karake
    05. Houy Meas & Dara Chom Chan – Nek Na Min Rom (Who Isn’t Dancing)
    06. Choun Malai – Jomreang Oun Chreang.
    07. Sinn Sisamouth – Navy a Go Go
    08. Liev Tuk – Rom Sue Sue (Dance Soul Soul)
    09. Thra Kha Band – Do You No Wrong Again
    10. Yol Aularong & Liev Tuk – Sou Slarp Kroam Kombut Srey (Rather Die Under The Woman’s Sword)
    11. Eng Nary – I Wonder. B6– Baksey Cham Krong + Mol Kamach De quoi pleures – tu
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    Cambodian Nuggets

    [engl] Before the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975, unleashing a horrifying genocide, Cambodia had one of the most vibrant and exciting music scenes in Asia. With a mixture of traditional Khmer music and a myriad of western genres (from French and latin music, to rock–and–roll , rhythm–and–blues, surf, psychedelia, soul and many more) the few pre 75 Cambodian recordings that survived –most of them were destroyed– are enough to make anyone with a taste for good music shocked by the amazing quality of the sounds created during those golden years. Gathered in this amazing album are some of the most talented and unique musicians from that amazing era with an explosive collection of tracks sure to blow the mind of the listener. A celebration of some of the best music ever made.
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    LP
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  • 01. M.Ashraf & Noor Jehan - Disco Dildaar Mera
    02. Tafo Brothers & Nahid Akhtar - Tere Saath Mulaqaat Ek Raat Ki
    03. M.Ashraf & Nahid Akhtar - Too Hai Phool Main Dali
    04. Kamal Ahmed & Mehnaz - Tere Mere Larr Gaye
    05. Nisar Bazmi & Runa Laila - Oh My Darling
    06. M.Ashraf & Nahid Akhtar - Dil Dil Dil Sambhala Na Jaye
    07. Sohail Rana - Badal Aur Bijli
    08. Kamal Ahmed & Nahid Akhtar - O’ Piya Piya Piya Ho
    09. Kamal Ahmed & Nahid Akhtar - Aesh Kiye Jaa Subh-O-Shaam
    10. Tafo Brothers & Noor Jehan - Happy New Year
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    Disco Dildar

    [engl] DIY disco from the Pakistani pop workshop Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms of some of Lollywood pops most notorious studio scientists. Disco Dildar features rare plugged-in proxy pop from some of the country’s lesser-known teen flicks spanning the late 1970s and 80s featuring drum heavy disco guesstimates built around multilingual lyrics celebrating Saturday nights, Disco Dildars and Hindustani Hogmanays. These original synth-dripped 45 EPs are not from the front of the pile, nor the quirky result of some token musical tourism. The music found here once soundtracked rebellious all-nighters and hotel bar rendezvous from films of which your parents might have not approved hence their scarce obtainability. Again the Sounds Of Wonder team who bought you Thai Dai, Life Is Dance, Ilectro, Bollywood Bloodbath and others share equal doses of the excitement, wonderment and bewilderment that comes when first needle-dropping these elusive gems. Featuring the cut and paste, electronics and fuzz tones of flightless super heroes such as Tafo, Ashraf, Rana and Ahmed, whilst voiced by Mehnaz, Runa Laila and Queen Noor Jehan, it is plain to hear why the work of these DIY cosmic composers have eclipsed the collectable desirability of filmic fruits igniting dance floors and providing sample fodder of the wider continent for Wu-Tangular producers in their stride. This workshop funk redefines both DIY and disco revealing a whole new side to world music and marks Pakistani pop cultures transformation from disposable and indefinable to indispensable. Form a circle Disco Dildar is now in rotation.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    23.03.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505430
     
  • 01. M. Ashraf - aina aur soorat
    02. Azam Shaik - naam ke nawab
    03. A. Hamid - zindagi ek safar hai
    04. Ghulam Ali - mehboob mitha
    05. Tassaduq Hussain - nai laila nia majnu
    06. Mohammed Ilyas - insaniyat
    07. lal Mohd. Iqbal - dhamaka
    08. M. Ashraf - arzoo
    09. M. Ashraf - man ki jeet
    10. Kamal Ahmed - rangeela
    11. M. Ashraf - beti beta
    12. Tassaduq Hussain - meri dosti mere piyar
    13. Mohammed Ilyas - lahu pukarega
    14. M.A. Shad - na chhura sako ge daman

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    Early Pakistani Dance Music 1967-1975

    Klasse Compilation mit früher pakistanischer Dance Music.
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    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    14.03.2015
     
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    Hanoi Masters

    "Hidden Musics" nennt sich eine Compilationreihe des Glitterhouse-Weltmusik-Sublabels Glitterbeat. Die Serie, die mit "Hanoi Masters" in die erste Runde geht, präsentiert mittels Field-Recordings globale Musiktraditionen. "Hanoi Masters: War Is A Wound, Peace Is Scar" ist ein bewegendes Tondokument, das im Sommer 2014 vom Grammy-gekürten Produzenten Ian Brennan (u. a. Tinariwen, Malawi Mouse Boys) aufgenommen wurde. Die ein wenig nostalgisch stimmenden Lieder wurden live von alten Vietnamesen auf halbvergessenen Instrumenten eingespielt. Die Musiker hatten die Schrecken des Vietnamkriegs (oder, wie sie sagen, des "Amerikakriegs") noch persönlich miterlebt, die Stimmungen auf dem Album changieren zwischen rauer Schönheit und Traurigkeit - die Wunden des Krieges sind in der Hauptstadt Hanoi noch offen. Die Sänger werden von Instrumenten wie Dan Tranh (Zither), Dan Nguyet (halbmondförmige, zweisaitige Laute), Gitarre und traditioneller Percussion begleitet. In den Linernotes schildert Ian Brennan seine Erfahrungen bei den Aufnahmen in Vietnam.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.03.2015
    EAN
    EAN 4030433602119
     
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    Khmer Rouge Survivors

    Überlebende und Aussterbende - die letzten "Folk-Musiker" Kambodschas. Der dritte Teil der Glitterbeat-Serie "Hidden Musics" entführt nach Kambodscha. Die vom Grammy-Gewinner Ian Brennan kompilierte Zusammenstellung "They Will Kill You, If You Cry" vereint Künstler gesetzteren Alters, die sich dem traditionellen musikalischen Erbe Kambodschas verpflichtet fühlen. Dazu muss man wissen: viele solche Musiker gibt es nicht mehr. Die Ursachen dafür finden sich im Vietnamkrieg sowie der nachfolgenden Terrorherrschaft Pol Pots und der Roten Khmer, deren "Steinzeitkommunismus" ein Viertel der Bevölkerung zum Opfer fiel. Das Regime hatte es mit seiner Art des "Klassenkampfs" insbesondere auf Beamte, Intellektuelle, Buddhisten und Künstler abgesehen. Allerdings genügte es bereits eine Brille zu tragen, um als Intellektueller gebrandmarkt zu werden. Deshalb gibt es zum Beispiel nur noch zwei Musiker, die sich auf das Spiel des Bambusblasinstruments Kann verstehen. Einer davon ist der 60-jährige Han Nai aus dem nördlichen Bergland. Sein Samplerbeitrag wird unter anderem ergänzt durch Aufnahmen von Kong Nai, dem "Ray Charles Kambodschas", sowie Soun San, einem Virtuosen der Langhalslaute. Sie sind die letzten ihrer Art - der Sound des modernen Kambodschas klingt nach englischsprachiger Popmusik.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.08.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4030433603611
     
  • 01. Zambo Zambo – TAFO feat Nahid Akhtar with Mehdi Hassan & A. Nayyar
    02. Life Is Dance – Nazir Ali feat Nahid Akhtar & Mehnaz
    03. Dear I Love You – M.Ashraf feat Nahid Akhtar
    04. Aage Bhi – Kamel Ahmed feat Mehnaz
    05. Shola Sa Bharka – Tafo feat Nahid Ahktar
    06. Naughty Boy – Tafo feat Nahid Akhtar
    07. Cobra Sway – Sohail Rana
    08. Sheeshy Ki Botal – M.Ashraf feat Nahid Akhtar
    09. Catch Me If You Can (Mere Liye Harr Dil Hai Dewaana) – Abdul Hameed feat Nahid Akhtar
    10. Too Ne Pyar Se Dekha – M. Ashraf feat Nahid Akhtar
    11. O My Love – M.Ashraf feat Nahid Akhtar
    12. Wey Titly Non Par – TAFO feat Afshan
    13. Dil Be-Qarar Mangda Ae Pyar – Tafo feat Noor Jehan & Cheeku
    14. Don’t Drink – Kamal Ahmed feat Nahid Akhtar
    15. Jawani Meri Bijli – Kamal Ahmed feat Noor Jehan
    16. Happy Chrismis – Nazir Ali feat Nahid Akhtar & Mehnaz
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    Life Is Dance

    [engl] To coincide with the release of Disco Dilar, the second compendium in our Sounds OF Wonder Lollywood series, Life Is Dance, is once again available on vinyl having been out of print since it was first released in 2013. Here you’ll find fuzzy, scuzzy, twang-happy, spaced-out and funked up Urdu-grooves complete with harmonium melodies and driven by some of the most random factor, freakish, finger numbing, percussion that the South East Asian mainstream has ever had to offer. Above all, Lollywood soundtracks sound RAW! Reimagine some of the most action packed Bollywood productions (which Lollywooders actively did) then fire the make-up department, take away the special effects budget and then improvise.
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    19.09.2011
    EAN
    EAN 5060099503092
     
  • 01. The Blue Birds - Khari Neem Ke Nickey
    02. Nisar Bazmi Izhar Bhi Mushkil Hai
    03. The Fore Thoughts - Borasha
    04. Jozi Anjum - Dance Music (Nishani)
    05. The Panthers - Darbari
    06. Sohail Rana & The Five Caps - Coctail Music (Rootha Na Karo)
    07. Khalil Ahmed - Dance Music (Saya)
    08. Mohd. Yousuf & S.M. Ayub - Dancing Time
    09. Nisar Bazmi - Bete Dinon Ki Yadon
    10. The Silhouettes - Pashto Pangra
    11. M. Ashraf - Dance Music (Ankhon Ankhon Men)
    12. Sohail Rana - The Ludee Twist
    13. The Blue Birds - Marriage Folk Dopatta
    14. Tafo Brothers - Tarasta Hal Yeh Dil (Arzoo)

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    More Early Pakistani Dance Music

    zweiter Teil dieses überaus guten Reihe.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    09.12.2016
     
  • 01. Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng - Sroeng Santi
    02. Ruk Kun Samong - Plearn Promdan
    03. Pai Joi - Rung Petchburi
    04. Ying Ting - Plearn Promdan
    05. Pu Yai Lee Santana - Rung Fah Pupin
    06. Kor Hua Jai Bee Kuen - Petch Burapa
    07. Nam Mun Pang - Sroeng Santi
    08. Kanong Krung - Teungjai Bunpraruksa
    09. Kosok Tee Det - Plearn Promdan
    10. Baa Baa Buam Buam - Sroeng Santi
    11. Jai Ten - Riem Daranoi
    12. Ngun Pad Baht - Teungjai Bunpraruksa
    13. Dub Fai Kui Gun - Sroeng Santi
    14. Klug Tum La - Jalwal, Annie & Geerasak
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    Thai? Dai!

    [engl] It’s possibly a misnomer to label music recorded outside of the USA or Europe with terms such as ‘psyche’ or ‘surf’ as it is often just a stylistic innovation based on exposure to foreign records via the radio or music stores. It doesn’t necessarily chime in with any of the social shifts or changes that accompanied the music’s development in the West. Even in America, the concept of teen culture was relatively new during the height of these genres popularity. People who could afford to take advantage of these new freedoms often had the financial cushioning to do so. This factor was amplified in South East Asia, and the music shouldn’t be considered nationally representative – it’s a more scaled down phenomenon, relevant to a small cross-section of society. By the same token, this wasn’t just bland copycat music to widen a band’s audience, or to entertain expat patrons in bars or clubs. This was a sincere desire to experiment and repackage local sounds without necessarily needing to make a statement. The musical information was processed and partially recast amidst a blend of local music and arrangements, transposed onto drums, electric bass, guitar and keyboards. Although in the mid-70s there was a wider protest movement in Thailand that found it’s musical outlet in the ‘songs for life’ of Caravan and Carabao, the music collected here was not part of the same aesthetic, although it’s possible there was some musical overspill. The styles featured on this compilation fall somewhere between Luk Thung (‘song of the countryside’) and Luk Krung (‘song of the city’). Bangkok was a particular melting pot for the evolution of these two genres, the former alluding to musical themes and lyrics aimed at the wider national population, the latter looking westwards with a more urban ‘sophisticated’ audience in mind. The tracks here were experimentations or dice rolling by both little known groups, as well as established figures like Plearn Promdan. Some tracks might represent a specific artist’s only foray into this musical area. Even within Thailand the majority of these tunes remain unissued, so it’s with great pleasure that we present this glimpse of the strange underbelly of Thai Luk Thung in all its unique, original and outlandish glory – a small snapshot of an otherwise forgotten era. ‘Go crackers with phat beats from these lords of khaos’ 4/5 Record Collector ‘Endlessly diverting selection from 1970’s Thai rock rarities’ 4/5 MOJO
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    07.04.2014
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    EAN 5060099502859
     
  • 01. Mon Mueangnuea - Sang Bangkok
    02. Chabaphrai Namwai - Lam Phloen Chabaphrai
    03. Angkanang Khunchai - Kapo Lom
    04. Onuma Singsiri - Sao Mo Lam Cham Rak
    05. Nutchanat Nanthana - Siang So Sakit Chai
    06. Hongthong Dao-udon - Hongthong Tam Faen
    07. Thongthai Thin-isan - Lam Phloem Rai Thiam Than Phak 1
    08. Sopha Chanthrathip - Lam Phloen Rak Num Motorsai Tham Lon
    09. Po Chalatnoi Songsoem - Toei Kiao Lao Ao
    10. Khwanta Fasawang - Lam Phaen Chao Mae 4 Hai
    11. Thongmai Mali - Lam Phaen Chao Pho 4 Hai
    12. Po Chalatnoi & Khwanta Fasawang - Toei Hua Don Tan Sat Kham Wao
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    The Essential Doi Inthanon

    [engl] A revered figure in his native Isan region, and indeed throughout Thailand, Doi Inthanon is a legendary producer, composer, visionary and talent-spotter, a man who combines business acumen with an unerring ability to both predict and engender new directions in Thai popular music. Fittingly naming himself after the tallest mountain in the nation, he has towered over Thai music since the early 70s, and is still active today. This compilation, the first "various artists" collection in the EM Records + Soi 48 Thai music series, is an avalanche of Doi Inthanon productions, big hits and rare treasures spanning the early 70s to the mid-80s. The songs here cover a range of genres, comprising luk thung isan, Thai funk, and molam, including examples of "lam phaen", one of several styles created by the producer himself. Doi Inthanon is highly regarded as a developer of singers, and this compilation has no shortage of greats: national icons Angkanang Khunchai and Po Chalatnoi Songsoem, second-generation molam idols such as Onuma Singsiri and Hongthong Dao-udon, soul sister No. 1 Khwanta Fasawang, and 80s-90s Isan star Thongmai Mali. Doi Inthanon is a key figure in Isan pop music, and this essential collection conveniently gathers hard-to-find tracks which have been issued on various labels in Thailand, including Double Rabbits, Apple, Uea Aree and his own private label.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
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    EAN 4560283217527
     
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    The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol.1: Ethnic Music Classics 1925 - 1948

    [engl] This series of archival 78 transfers was originally released in 1995 on CD only. Now for the first time on vinyl, a deluxe gatefold presentation in a limited edition pressing. Produced by Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) in conjunction with Yazoo Records. Compiled here are many of the greatest performances of world and ethnic music ever recorded. This volume represents a trip around the world, stopping at each port to sample one of that country's finest recordings of its indigenous music. Each of these recordings was captured at a period during the golden age of recording when traditional styles were at their peak of power and emotion. Included inside are extensive notes and beautiful period photographs that work together with the music to communicate an exciting sense of discovery. "One of the most consistently rewarding world music compilations in years, the cuts range from Macedonian fiddle jaunts to Puerto Rican Christmas tunes, from Abyssinian religious chants to ominous Japanese court music. The instruments include Ukrainian sleigh bells, Sardinian triple pipes, Vietnamese moon lutes and Ethiopian one-string violins...a profound artistry lurks beneath the alien vernaculars." --Village Voice; Vol. 1 contains music from Nigeria, Sardinia, Russia, Ceylon, Rajahstan, Cuba, Rumania, Vietnam, Macedonia, Morocco, Society Islands, South Africa, India, Japan, Jamaica, Fiji, and more.
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2018
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2018
     
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    The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol.3: Ethnic Music Classics 1925 - 1948

    [engl] Outernational Records is pleased to announce the third volume of this legendary series is now available on the vinyl format. This series of archival 78 transfers was originally released in 1995 on CD only. Now for the first time on vinyl, a deluxe gatefold presentation and limited edition pressing. Reissue produced by Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) in conjunction with Yazoo Records. Compiled here are many of the greatest performances of world and ethnic music ever recorded. This volume represents a trip around the world, stopping at each port to sample one of that country's finest recordings of its indigenous music. Each of these recordings was captured at a period during the golden age of recording when traditional styles were at their peak of power and emotion. Included inside are extensive notes and beautiful period photographs that work together with the music to communicate an exciting sense of discovery. Early 20th century recordings from Poland, Spain, China, Angola, Turkey, Mongolia, Russia, the Congo, and elsewhere, compiled by archivist Pat Conte.
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2018
     
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    The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol.4: Central Asia. Ethnic Music Classics 1925 - 1948

    [engl] Outernational Records is pleased to announce the fourth volume of this legendary series, now available on vinyl. This series of archival 78 transfers was originally released in 1995 on CD only. This volume from Central Asia has to be one of the most revelatory volumes yet presented. Concentrating on a singular geographic region, this volume unearths some of the rarest recorded artifacts of music from the Central Asian countries of Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Caucasus region, Tadjikistan, Azerbaijan and others. Of all the recent excavation projects inspired by our voracious musical culture, none is more fascinating than Pat Conte's Secret Museum series for Yazoo. Until now, a Western listener's familiarity with ethnic music from the distant past has depended on unsexy field recordings of relatively recent vintage, produced in a spirit of near-scientific inquiry by anthropologically-minded musicologists. When the commercial record business really began to expand in the late '20s however, just about every national style of music was sought out and captured for a growing marketplace. This was true "world music," dressed in its Sunday best perhaps as performed by ambitious locals, but still more vital than the academic, folklorist approach that followed. Just as Harry Smith compiled early commercial blues and country records for his monumentally influential Anthology Of American Folk Music, so Conte has gathered even rarer 78s from all over the globe. Thanks to excellent remastering, we can hear vividly how an ensemble sounded in India or Japan more than a half-century ago or a klezmer orchestra right before the Nazis destroyed that bit of local culture. It's like owning your own time machine. Gorgeous gatefold Stoughton tip-on sleeves with newly-discovered vintage color photos not available on the original CD issue. This is a limited edition one-time pressing of 1,000 copies.
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2018
     
  • 01. Yamasuki
    02. Kono Samourai
    03. Yamamoto Kakapote
    04. Okawa
    05. Aieaoa
    06. Aisere I Love You
    07. Yama Yama
    08. Seyu Sayonara
    09. Abana Bakana
    10. Fudji Yama
    11. Yokomo
    12. Kashi Kofimo
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    YAMASUKI

    Le Monde Fabuleu Des Yamasuki

    [engl] The most weird exploito-pop attempting to fuse western popular music with folkloristic elements of different origins came from the 60s and early to mid 70s. Among tons of more or less entertaining releases a few diamonds could be found and YAMASUKI, the brainchild of French composers Jean Kluger and Daniel Vangarde is definitely a stand out production in this field. As you may have noticed, this album deals with Yamasuki, some fictional Japanese person about whom Kluger and Vangarde have created a musical concept story with a black belt judo master doing all the battle shouts and a female choir, the so called YAMASUKI SINGERS taking the lead vocal duties. All in Japanese language of course with strange grammar. At least it sounds Japanese, that is all what matters. The music itself is a simmering mixture of typical bloomy pop music of the late 60s with a psychedelic edge, elements of funk in the rhythmical department and some fuzzed out acid rock tunes thrown in for the good measure. The Eastern flavor might just be an illusion due to the language but all in all YAMASUKI is a beautiful western pop art vision of Japanese music. In fact it sounds and feels like many contemporary bands and projects that combined colorful powerpop with a heavier guitar sound and regional peculiarities which results in a simmering sound cocktail with fresh and exciting melodies. We had OMEGA (Hungary) in Europe for example, we may know AKA (Indonesia) and SAN UL LIM (Korea) as well, YAMASUKI comes close to these bands, even as an exploito-pop project. Fans of rich melody patterns will get their minds blown by this album. When Latin based funk and samba rhythms flow beneath a lush vocal arrangement as witnessed in “Okawa”, track five on the A side, you will certainly jump of joy and dance through your living room like a maniac. YAMASUKI is made to abduct you from reality and lead you into some exotic dreams. I could imagine some Italian adventure TV series like “Sandokan” just with a story about Japan featuring this music. Anyway, it is great fun to listen to, well produced, well executed and has a very original conception. Close your eyes, drink some sake and find yourself shifted to an ancient Japan as it exists only in your dreams.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.04.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811340
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    10.04.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811333
     
  • 01. Instrumental
    02. Dar kunj dilam eshqi kasi
    03. Uoba darta rawarem
    04. Laily Laily
    05. Awaleen Eshqam tu boodi
    06. Che kelaf sar zad az mah
    07. Nishe gazdom
    08. Qawl qarar
    09. Az tangna e mahbas tarrikey
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    ZAHIR, AHMAD

    Hip 70s Afghan beats

    [engl] A major star in Afghanistan in the 70s until his death, and a legend today, Ahmad Zahir has something impressive to offer to all Western ears open to exotic rock & pop sounds. Compiled from his vast discography, heres a selection with some of his best tracks, an astounding set showing his unique, distinct psychedelic sound. All moving around his deep voice, and with the use of electric guitar (incl. some wah- wah), stunning reverbered drums, some sitar and tabla, organ, flutes and bass, he made it to record some incredible folk- pop tunes that will now meet another world. First time ever out of Afghanistan, listen to the hypnotic, psychedelic folk- pop sounds of Ahmad Zahir! Remastered from the original mastertapes and including extensive linernotes.
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  • 01. Agar Ze Khaliq Malaamat (featuring Hangama)
    02. Ahange Zindegi
    03. Az Dozdida Chashm Az Ahoo
    04. Az Nazo Che Maykhande
    05. Baduhait Konam
    06. Begzar Begreyan
    07. Begzaro Ta Begeeryam
    08. Behooda Am
    09. Beya Borim Ba Sangeran
    10. Che Khoosh Amadi Safaa Kardi
    11. Dil Ze Sowda
    12. Awship Shudee Aye Dil
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    ZAHIR, AHMAD

    Volume 2

    [engl] Following the success of our first Ahmad Zahir release, heres a stronger second chapter: a full double LP set. A new exciting selection from Afghanistans proud legends discography, with his very own sound blending folk with pop and hits of psychedelia, the Afghan way! The surprising marriage of Western music with Afghan melodies, the crooner voice of a one- of- a- kind artist that happened to shake his countrys musical and cultural foundations forever.
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    DoLP
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