Monday, March 2, 2009
khana phloenphit: molamsing waichap, vol. 7
band: คณะ เพลินพิศ (khana phloenphit)
album: หมอลำซิ่ง วัยจ๊าบ ชุด 7 (molamsing waichap, vol. 7)
01. หมอลำซิ่ง วัยจ๊าบ ชุด 7 ตอน 1 (molamsing waichap, vol. 7, pt. 1)
02. หมอลำซิ่ง วัยจ๊าบ ชุด 7 ตอน 2 (molamsing waichap, vol. 7, pt. 2)
this week we have a great offering of molam sing! the word ซิ่ง ('sing'), from english 'racing' (originally a reference to biker culture), has come to imply something hip or up-to-date.. in other words, this is a sort of modernised molam.. in place of the classic skeletal voice & khaen arrangement, the music is driven by an electrified full band, playing at a high pitch & swift tempo. this cassette is a live recording, aurally capturing an event which typically features all manner of dancers & comic skits on top of the music. the beat here is perpetual, only pausing for some brief interludes of สอย ('soi'), wherein the singers taunt & trash-talk fellow performers & the audience! laid over the beat are melodies both from lam repetoire and borrowed from luk thung. i don't know anything about this particular group 'phloenphit', but they sound great.. i wonder if they have any vcds floating around!