The Sound Of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 -1975 - out now on Soundway
Various - The Sound Of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964-1975
(CD/2xLP/Download) Soundway Records SNDWCD027/SNDWLP027, 2010-11-29
Thailand means different things to different people. Beyond the beaches and tourist spots lies a world of music still waiting to be discovered. Be it spaced out jazz, raw funk or the meditative sounds of the North East, Soundway has dug deep into the country's vinyl archives to present a broad range of vintage sounds that underlines Thailand's status as one of South East Asia's musical hot spots. From Thai classical to Luk Krung and Luk Thung – music that incorporated western influences such as jazz, surf guitar, ballroom and even Latin and African, this record is maybe the most astonishing release of 2010. You probably never heard music like this. Yet.
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