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Bangkok Nites (Original Soundtrack)

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Bangkok Nites (Original Soundtrack)

Ref: FSD7072


Price: 24.99

Soundtrack to the highly acclaimed Japanese film, Bangkok Nites, directed by Katsuya Tomita. Filmed in Bangkok and Northeast Thailand, the story evolves around Luck, a popular escort who works on Thaniya Road in Bangkok for Japanese clients including Ozawa. They take a trip to Northeast Thailand and Laos, home to morlam music. The soundtrack mixes 1970s and 80s morlam, lukthung and contemporary music from including Japanese blues and rap artists.

1.Pai Tuktuk Dwai / DJ Pai Dwai 2.Pai Massage Dwai / Young-G (stillichimaya) 3. Kin no Nyoi / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 4.You've Left Me Alone / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 5.Porra XXXSSS Tokyo 6.Somutame Dake / Onuma Shinshiri 7. Innaka wa Ii ne / Runpet Lemushin 8. Isaan Radio 9. Pipe Yo Pipe Yo / Dao Bandun 10. Burn! Burn! Burn! -Surfin' Dien Bien Phu / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 11. Kimi o Kaimodosu / Bannonkai Band 12. Samet Love / DJ Pai Dwai 13. Nikkuki Motasai / Kuwanta Fasawan 14. Yoru no Shuki - Chitto Pumisakku no Uta Yori / Surachai Jantimaton 15. Saramanda / DJ Pai Dwai 16.Tamarindo no Ha (Morlam) / Ankanan Kunchai 17. Ban Suwairon / Kun Narinzu Electronic Pin Band 18. Khane Whistle Reprise (JRP Tondo mix) / DJ Kensei feat. Tondo Tribe 19.Vang Vieng Bank (Change Yen to Lao) OST mix / DJ Kensei 20.Shenkuwan no Musume / Thong Boonma(vocals) Le Boonma(Khaen) 21.Get Em / XLII 22. Paun's House / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 23. Xanadu / Young-G 24. Kanom Party / Young-G (stillichimaya) 25. Song of an Angel / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 26.In no Katari / Spenja Ponkon 27. Isaan Ram Purun / Ankanan Kunchai 18. Mangetsu (Assani Ponrachan) / Toyoda Yuzo, Yamamura Tsuyoshi

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Music of Thailand (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

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Music of Thailand (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

Ref: FSD6692


Price: 16.99

Originally released in 1959. More fascinating recordings of traditions and folk songs from a different Thailand to the one we know today. Some of these sound similar in style to what you might hear today, while others are like anything. Fantastic liner notes give amazing background to music that was described in 1959 as 'rapidly dying out'. Probably some of it did, but you can hear it here.

A Custom CD is a high-quality CD-R which is produced at Smithsonian Folkways. A Custom CD is a mixed mode disc (also known as an Enhanced CD/CD Extra/CD Plus). A mixed mode disc contains both audio (for CD audio players) and data (readable on other devices, like PCs). Custom titles are sold with a digital copy of the album's original liner notes (as a .PDF file) on the CD.

1.Suksanaen 2. Can Solo 3. Song 4. Girl's Song 5. Chakay and Ching (Instrumental) 6. Phlengchoi (Repartee Singing) 7.Folksong (North Thailand) 8. Pamahei (Classical Style) 9. Rotchanasangtaung (Percussion Orchestra) 10. Festive Music 11. Phrayasok 12. Laoduangdoen 13. Chatree (South Thailand) 14. Khmensayok (Instrumental Group) 15. Angtalung (South Thailand) 16. Reed Orchestra (North Thailand)



Rough Guide to The Music of Thailand

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Rough Guide to The Music of Thailand

Ref: RGNET1095N


Price: 9.99

Compiled by Paul Fisher- long awaited and much needed compilation of some of south east Asia's most pulsating sounds - lukthung, (Thai Country music), Morlam (funky northeastern folk), pop, classical and even an orchestra of elephants make this a varied and rewarding listen.


1. MAN MOTORGAI HAE NANG MAEW

2. NAMOIY THAMMALANGKA LAM YAI LAM POON

3. SURASAK DONCHAI PHIN SOLO “TRANSCENDTAL TECHNIQUE”

4. MIKE PIROMPORN LERK DAI LERM BOR DAI

5.SIRIPORN AUMPIAPONG RANG JAI RAI WAN

6. THAI ELEPHANT ORCHESTRA SWAN SONG

7. CHAWIWAN DAMNOEN MOO LAM LAM TEAI

8. POL PAN LAO AMAZING ISAAN

9. CHINA DOLLS OH OH OH

10. ANAND JAIDEE ROOP KHAO KRAPAO AEI

11. JIEB BENJAPORN MA KOR THO TAI

12. FONG NAM THE NANG HONG SUITE FOR DOUBLE PIPHAT ENSEMBLE

13. EKACHAI SRIVICHAI SIENG SOONG WAO SAO

14. SAO SOMPARN KATIKAR HUAJAI

15. KRUSALA TAM HA KUJEE

16. BENJARONG THANAKOSET THE SAD KING

17. SORN SHINCHAI SAO NOONG SAN

18. PAIJIT AKSORNNARONG SAO NA SANG FAN

19.CHAGKACHAN PONG LANG ENSEMBLE, PONG LANG DANCE



Flipper's Players

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Flipper's Players

Ref: FSD4478


Price: 24.99

Tribute album to Flipper's Guitar classic album from 1989 Three Cheers for Our Side - Umie e Ikutsumori ja Nakatta, by rather extraordinarily, Thai musicians who record for the indie label Smallroom. Flipper's Guitar, Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) and Kenji Ozawa, were pioneers of the Shibuya-kei scene of the 1990s. That influence spread to Bangkok, and has been an inspiration for the current burgeoning indie scene there. Those artists have got together to form a kind of supergroup to pay homage to this Japanese classic. Smallroom was started in 1999 by some music lovers, and has since been a pioneering label in Thailand.

1. Hello -yuri's nominee 2. 1.Hello / yuri's nominee 2.Boys Fire the Tricot / fono 3.Joyride / lemon soup 4.Coffee-milk Crazy / cyndi seui 5.My Red Shoes Story / tattoo colour 6.Exotic Lollipop(and other red roses) / penguin villa 7.Happy Like a Honeybee / 15th scenery 8.Samba Parade / onofon 9.Sending to your Heart / gramaphone children 10.Goodbye,our Pastels Badges / ball jaruluk 11.The Chime will Ring / the richman toy 12.Coffee-milk Crazy / superbaker



Hotel Bangkok

BLUE ASIA

Hotel Bangkok

Ref: FSD2723a


Price: 23.99

Makoto Kubota and Blue Asia have produced another extraordinary album, this time centering on the music of Thailand. Many of the tracks have some morlam (northeasten) roots, with the chuggish, almost reggae like rhythms. There's plenty of phin (lute) khaen (mouth organ) and both male and female morlam singing. Blue Asia add keyboards and rhythm programming, but unlike the glossy or cheesy synths that blight some Thai albums, this backing is always sophicticated, cool, original and tasteful. Elsewhere some of the tracks have a more pan-Asian feel, with echoes of past recording locations of Vietnam or Bali. There are some great female singers; the fairly pop but definitely Thai sounding Apple, Lady Nan is more of a lukthung (Thai country) singer, while Chawiwan Damhuen is one of the greatest tradiitional morlam singers.Kubota has great fun with Dub Kornkaen, morlam being ripe for a dub mix.Serves as an exceptional album in its own right but also as a good introduction to the delights of Thai roots music.

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Cafe Siam

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Cafe Siam

Ref: FSD2724


Price: 26.99

Compiled by Makoto Kubota to go with the Blue Asia Hotel Bangkok CD. Eight tracks are taken from the excellent tradtional recordings of Thai music from various King Records series. These include phin (guitar) solo, traditional morlam singing with khaen accompaniment, jahke (zither) pong laang (xylophone) and pee (reed oboe). The other five tracks are superb new recordings by Makoto Kubota in Thailand of a small combo playing some sublime traditional tunes. Wonderful.

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Thailand

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Thailand

Ref: FSD1643


Price: 19.99

There aren't too many CDs that give you an overview of Thailand's traditional and folk music, and although lacking in variety this CD goes some way to rectify this. Tracks from central, northeast and northern Thailand, mostly highlight different instruments, such as flutes,(wot) percussion instruments and even a Thai jew's harp. However, nearly half of the total tracks, feature the same performer on the same instrument, the fiddle-like saro. Highlights include a fine morlam track and the hypnotic sound of the sung, a harp like instrument.



Flipper's Players

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Flipper's Players

Ref: FSD4478


Price: 24.99

Tribute album to Flipper's Guitar classic album from 1989 Three Cheers for Our Side - Umie e Ikutsumori ja Nakatta, by rather extraordinarily, Thai musicians who record for the indie label Smallroom. Flipper's Guitar, Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) and Kenji Ozawa, were pioneers of the Shibuya-kei scene of the 1990s. That influence spread to Bangkok, and has been an inspiration for the current burgeoning indie scene there. Those artists have got together to form a kind of supergroup to pay homage to this Japanese classic. Smallroom was started in 1999 by some music lovers, and has since been a pioneering label in Thailand.

1. Hello -yuri's nominee 2. 1.Hello / yuri's nominee 2.Boys Fire the Tricot / fono 3.Joyride / lemon soup 4.Coffee-milk Crazy / cyndi seui 5.My Red Shoes Story / tattoo colour 6.Exotic Lollipop(and other red roses) / penguin villa 7.Happy Like a Honeybee / 15th scenery 8.Samba Parade / onofon 9.Sending to your Heart / gramaphone children 10.Goodbye,our Pastels Badges / ball jaruluk 11.The Chime will Ring / the richman toy 12.Coffee-milk Crazy / superbaker



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