Originally released in 1983 and now available as a reissue, -Cambodian Liberation Songs- is a painful call from forgotten resistance fighters. The Banteay Ampil Band was founded in the Ampil refugee camp near the Thai border. The musicians and female singers, who had hidden their talents during the Khmer Rouge regime, gathered around composer and violinist Oum Dara to engage in a new struggle> the resistance. The album binds together the golden age of Khmer music from the 1960s with the traditional repertoire and the context of the members- daily troubles. The band went to Singapore to record -Cambodian Liberation Son... + INFO
On vinyl, this is a reissue of Lily Chao-s -Chinese Folk Songs-, originally released in 1968. This edition also includes four previously unheard tunes and exclusive liner notes containing Lily Chao-s biography and lyric translations. The album is a mixture of the Mandarin folk style and western rock, inspired by The Shadows, leading to surf guitar and garage sounds recorded with pinpoint precision and enhanced by saxophone and organ touches. At the same time Lily Chao-s intoxicating vibratos bring a pinch of soul to the music. An outstanding achievement of timeless pop music from the 1960s!
A magical mixture of traditional min-yo songs and Latin jazz elements, this is an original compilation of the work of Japanese singer Chiemi Eri, drawing upon 10/inches released by the Japanese King label between 1958 and 1962. Included are exclusive liner notes and a rich calligraphed booklet with romanized lyrics.
Akuphone presents a collection of recordings of various musical practices from the Laotian provinces of Luang Namtha et Phongsaly. These documents are a perfect introduction to the traditional music of South Laos minority groups. Popular modern music is widely spread but visitors are barely ever exposed to ancient acoustic practices from villages. As a matter of fact, mouth organs of various sizes exist among the Hmong and Bit as well as amazing vocal techniques among the Lantene, Ahka or Khmu who combine simultaneous singing and flute notes. Caught on the spot, these outstanding testimonies were collected between 200... + INFO
Akuphone presents a collection of recordings of various musical practices from the Laotian provinces of Champasak, Attapeu, Sekong and Saravan. These documents are a perfect introduction to the traditional music of South Laos minority groups. Popular modern music is widely spread but visitors are barely ever exposed to ancient acoustic practices from villages. The most famous and typical one is the molam Lao, an art of singing accompanied with the khene, a mouth organ which is the symbol of Laos. This collection compels one to discover the Brao gongs, the Triang bamboo flutes, the Lao, Ta Oy, Alak, OI, Pacoh or Nyaheu... + INFO