Thursday, November 10, 2011

somprasong phinsayam: phinsayam klom nong

artist: สมประสงค์ พิณสยาม (somprasong phinsayam)
album: พิณสยามกล่อมน้อง (phinsayam klom nong)
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!