Sunday, October 24, 2010

monruedi phromchak: nong daeng khuen thin

artist: มลฤดี พรหมจักร (monruedi phromchak)
album: น้องแดงคืนถิ่น (nong daeng khuen thin)
01. น้องแดงคืนถิ่น (nong daeng khuen thin)
02. หน้าหนาวสาวครวญ (na nao sao khruan)
03. บันทึกรักจากสายลม (banthuek rak chak sai lom)
04. อวยพรทหารรัก (uai phon thahan rak)
05. น้องอ้อยคอยฝัน (nong oi khoi fan)
06. ย้านสายตาทำลาย (yan sai ta tham lai)
07. สาวภูไทลาแฟน (sao phu thai la faen)
08. เชิญเที่ยวธาตุพนม (choen thieow that phanom)
09. วอนฮักสองฝั่งโขง (won hak song fang khong)
10. ลำคอนสวรรค์ หญิง ชาย เกี้ยวฮัก (lam khon sawan ying chai kieow hak)

today marks the 100th post here at monrakplengthai, so in honor of the occasion, i've got an especially great tape to share. i don't know alot about monruedi's background, though i believe she now teaches at khon kaen university. she's well known for her skill in lam phu tai, a unique style of lam associated with the phu tai ethnic group of thailand & laos, which can be pretty difficult to find in commercial recordings. the music revolves around a slow, hypnotic khaen line, supplemented by electric phin and heavy percussion. combined with monruedi's fantastic versification, it makes for quite a record. hope you all enjoy this as much as i do!


icastico said...

Congrats on 100. I've been following since the first one (after seeing your comment on a Thai record on closet of curiosities). You are doing a true service for the world.


peter said...

thanks icastico!
i've appreciated your support from the beginning... hope you will keep coming back!

Holly said...

I'm late to the game, but have been heartily enjoying exploring the archives. And this tape _is_ lovely, thank you!

Happy 100 :-)

peter said...

thanks holly!
yeah, isn't this one fantastic?
glad to hear you're enjoying the older posts.. please let me know if you come across any dead links!

øשlqæda said...

long live มนต์รักเพลงไทย & owl hail this spliffing molam drop! better than boston baked beans

Anonymous said...

Congrats and thanks for all the great sounds! I don't have the time to download and listen to everything you post, but what I have I've enjoyed immensely. I'll be sure to check this one out since you recommend it so highly. Thanks again for your passion and taking the time to share it. :)

Anonymous said...

congrats peter, and fantastic post!

Anonymous said...

ขอแสดงความยินดี 100 แผ่นเสียงแล้ว -- สุดยออออออด !!!!

Unknown said...

I cannot thank you enough for what you do here. Your blog here is totally inspiring and gives me hope that there is still much good in the world.
Congratulations on the big 100!

Dennis said...

I'm looking forward to the 100 to come, but then I'm greedy.

Thank you, and congratulations!

Terry Way said...

Please forgive me but can you explain why all the tracks here (with the exception of the last long instrumental) all sound like the same song? I don't speak Thai but these cuts sound so freaking similar. What is the story? Any idea what she is singing about? Ka poon ka!

peter said...

hi terry!
it helps to remember that this is folk music.. try thinking of it as similar to the blues in america. lots of lam tunes revolve around the same basic form, with the interest lying in the diversions from that form (as well as in the lyrics). hope this helps!

peter said...

also, in regards to the lyrical content, most songs here are about the pain of separation.

Terry Way said...

Ka poon Ka Peter

peter said...

heh, i think you mean "khop khun khrap".. you end in "ka" for the feminine form ;)

Terry Way said...

khop khun khrap! sorry

ma laaii said...

happy one-hundred! Thank you so much love the blog. So many favorites! สาวอีสานรอรัก , the first track on Onuma's album is easily my favorite song now. charti sichon's album is one of my favorites now too. Many blessings to the ambassador of luk tung!