Thursday, November 10, 2011

somprasong phinsayam: phinsayam klom nong



artist: สมประสงค์ พิณสยาม (somprasong phinsayam)
album: พิณสยามกล่อมน้อง (phinsayam klom nong)
tracklist:
01. ลำแคน (lam khaen)
02. ลายสร้อย (lai soi)
03. สุดสะแนน (sut sanaen)
04. ลาวเจริญศรี (lao charoen si)
05. สร้อยแสงแดง (soi saeng daeng)
06. ลาวดวงเดือน (lao duang duean)
07. สุดสงวนนางครวญ (sut sanguan nang khruan)
08. ทะแยมอญ (tha yae mon)
09. แขกขาว (khaek khao)
10. แขกมอญบางขุนพรหม (khaek mon bang khun phrom)

this week, some great phin work from somprasong phinsayam! the plucked lute is a vital part of isaan's folk music tradition.. to most listeners, the instrument is instantly evocative of the region and its inclusion is unavoidable in any isaan-styled pop music. today's tape features a complete unknown, mr. somprasong, doing runs through the thai/lao classical canon. despite the showmanship implicit in the double-headed phin on the gate-fold photo, this tape is largely without the sort of virtuoso shredding that we've come to associate with the phin. nonetheless, mr. somprasong is a competent instrumentalist, and his acoustic phin work with light organ & click-track backing is quite nice. hope you enjoy!

4 comments:

Tom said...

Thank you so much for this fine recording. Please post more phin music if you can. It's really pure isaan feeling :-)

Holly said...

This is quite pleasant, thank you!
And of course more 'shredding' w/b appreciated ;-)

Anonymous said...

'shredding'? Hmmm...! How about vol. 2 of this one: http://monrakplengthai.blogspot.com/2009/11/num-phuthai-sing-sam-thao-vol-1.html

Follow-up highly appreciated :-)

peter said...

yes, i was planning to recommend that one. and also (though i'm sure you already have it, holly!) khana rung thawi is an essential! unfortunately vol. 1 is the only tape i have of a. num phuthai, but luckily you can find more here at the great brain goreng blog!