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The Sound Of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 -1975 - out now on Soundway



The Sound Of Siam Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 1975
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.

The Sound Of Siam Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 1975
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



Tracklisting :
01. Chaweewan Dumnern – Lam Tung Wai
02. Chaweewan Dumnern – Lam Toey Chaweewan
03. Onuma Singsiri – Mae Kha Som Tam
04. Thapporn Petchubon, Noknoi Uraiporn, Thongthai Tin Isan – Isan Klab Tin
05. Ream Daranoi – Fai Yen
06. Panom Nopporn – Sao Ban Pok Pab
07. Plearn Promdan – Wan Maha Sanook
08. The Petch Phin Thong Band – Soul Lam Plearn
09. Waipod Phetsuphan –Ding Ding Dong
10. Saknatee Srichiangmai – Nom Samai Mai
11. Yenjit Porntawi – Lam Plearn Toh Lom Nhao
12. Chaweewan Dumnern – Sao Lam Plearn
13. Dao Bandon – Mae Jom Ka Lon
14. Sanae Petchaboon – Pen Jung Dai
15. Thong Huad & Kunp'an – Diew Sor Diew Caan
16. Sodsri Rungsang – Uay Porn Tahan Chaydan
17. Kawaw Siang Thong – Kai Tom Yum
18. The Viking Combo Band – Pleng Yuk Owakard
19. Dao Bandon – Tang Ngarn Si Nong
20 Soi Saeng Daeng – Hi Five (Vinyl Bonus Track)

The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam 1964 - 1975

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Press Release :
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.

As Soundway's entry point into the Asian music world, The Sound of Siam CD and double LP offers a unique vantage point to the most experimental period in Thai musical history. The 19 tracks reflect the outcome of a twentieth century journey 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.

The music maps changing social demographics, the movement of people, culture and language from countryside to city and all during a period when the record labels were at their most experimental.

"My favourite comp of the year, really well sequenced & very entertaining – thumbs up all round." - Mr Scruff
"This is funky garage rock topped with idiosyncratic Thai vocals. If you want to know what an oriental Stone Roses would sound like, check out The Petch Phin Thong Band." - Uncut 4/5 "A fascinating trip through an alternate musical universe of Bangkok funk, traditional sounds and even reggae lilting nodders." - Clash Music "Possibly my favourite retro release of the year but I would expect no less from Soundway. Congratulations again, and again, and again..." - Mary-Anne Kennedy (World on 3)


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