Sunday, January 10, 2010

thai classical music marimba solo



artist: สมาน กาญจนะผลิน (saman kanchanaphalin)
album: เดียวระนาดฝรั่ง (thai classical music marimba solo)
tracklist:
01. ลาวดวงเดือน (lao duang duean)
02. ลาวคำหอม (lao kham hom)
03. ลาวเสี่ยงเทียน (lao siang thian)
04. ลาวเจริญศรี (lao charoen si)
05. ลาวกระทบไม้ (lao krathop mai)
06. ลาวดำเนินทราย (lao damnoen sai)
07. สีนวล (si nuan)
08. ธรณีกรรแสง (thorani kansaeng)
09. เขมรไทรโยค (khmer sai yok)
10. เขมรโพธิ์สัตย์ (khmer pho sat)
11. สร้อยสนตัด (soi son tat)
12. เขมรไล่ควาย (khmer lai khwai)

hope everyone will forgive the length between postings, but i had my hands full for a little, whilst relocating from cambridge, massachussetts to bangkok. now that i'm here (and with access to cassette & scanning technologies!), i'm very excited to find all sorts of new sounds to share! let's hear first of all from maestro saman kanchanaphalin! an instrumentalist in the famed suntaraphon big band and a ศิลปินแห่งชาติ (silapin haeng chat) or "national artist" of thailand, saman takes the opportunity with this album to return to his roots in "pleng thai doem", or classical thai art music. of course, years spent playing international dance styles seem to have left him with a timbral preference for the "ranat farang" or "western-style ranat".. that is, the marimba. very calm & beautiful record here, hope you enjoy!

6 comments:

icastico said...

It's not frequency, but quality that matters. Thanks as always.

madrotter said...

great to have you back! bangkok, wow it's been 14 years since i was there, i hear lots of things have changed...

Anonymous said...

This is great, thanks! Sure you'll find some really far out music in Bangkok. A lot more interesting than Cambridge.

peter said...

heh, actually i found loads of interesting music in & around cambridge through the years! (not much thai music, though)

Anonymous said...

Thank You for uploading this much variety of Thai music.

balloons said...

This sounds beautiful, very thankful and looking forward to being around this music.