Sunday, August 21, 2022

chittraphong phonpramot: dontri thai doem diao organ lom

artist: จิตรพงษ์ พรปราโมทย์ (chittraphong phonpramot)
album: ดนตรีไทยเดิม เดี่ยวออร์แกนลม (dontri thai doem diao organ lom)
01. ลาวแพน (lao phaen)
02. เขมรปากท่อ เถา (khmer pak tho thao)
03. เขมรพวง เถา (khmer phuang thao)
04. โสมส่องแสง เถา (som song saeng thao)
05. ธรณีกรรแสง (thorani kansaeng)
06. ราตรีประดับดาว (ratri pradap dao)
07. เขมรไล่ควาย (khmer lai khwai)
08. ค้างคาวกินกล้วย (khangkhao kin kluai)
09. ลาวเสี่ยงเทียน (lao siang thian)
10. ดำเนินทราย (damnoen sai)

this week, a enigmatic gift from our pal gary of bodega pop! gary sent me a handful of cassettes recently, including 3 from this nok kaeo thai classical music series, all featuring cover models in trad costumes and uncredited musicians. after some searching, i was able to attribute this recording to khru chittraphong phonpramot. information about him was still scarce, though, other than a mention of his being a music teacher at samsenwittayalai high school in the mid-70s. also somewhat mysterious is the exact type of organ lom being played; the term describes any sort of air-driven organ, and it's hard to place exactly based on the "hot" (read: distorted) nature of the recording, but my guess would be a pedaled, free-reed sort of unit. whatever style of organ he's playing, chittraphong is joined by percussion and a khlui flute on side two, the latter of which even has a few solo tracks to itself. a very unique cassette.. hope you enjoy! 


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Gary said...

Thank you, Peter! So happy you were able to get some information about this one