Tuesday, August 24, 2021

khana a. kalasin an-thanon: hae sot dontri phuen ban hao, vol. 1

artist: คณะ อ. กาฬสินธุ์ อั้นถนน (khana a. kalasin an-thanon)
album: แห่สดดนตรีพื้นบ้านเฮา ชุดที่ 1 (hae sot dontri phuen ban hao, vol. 1)
01. แห่สดดนตรีพื้นบ้านเฮา ชุดที่ 1 ตอน 1 (hae sot dontri phuen ban hao, vol. 1, pt. 1)
02. แห่สดดนตรีพื้นบ้านเฮา ชุดที่ 1 ตอน 2 (hae sot dontri phuen ban hao, vol. 1, pt. 2)

this week, another excellent offering from takker audio! while i haven't been able to track down any info on a. kalasin an-thanon or his band, i'd assume they're denizens of khon kaen like their label-mates khana rung thawi (though kalasin's name makes me think they could be from just across the provincial border). as with our previous album from takker, we've got 2 nearly 20-minute-long parade-music phin workouts, with a keyboard workstation (looks like a roland xp-10) carrying much of the weight. and while our achan's face-mask might seem eerily contemporary, i'm thinking this recording probably dates from a previous pandemic time (swine flu, 2009?). i picked this up at the sadly defunct major grand in khon kaen in 2010.. miss that place!