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Sound Of Siam, The - Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung From North-East Thailand 1970-1982
01Angkanang Kunchai - Kid Hod Chu
02Panom Promma - Mainaa Tam Pom Loey
03The Petch Phin Thong Band - Bump Lam Plearn
04Angkanang Kunchai - Teoy Salap Pamaa
05Saksiam Petchchompu & Pornsurapon Petchseethong - Jeb Jing Jeb Jai
06Montien Tienthong - Kor Kai
07Onuma Singsiri - Lam Plearn Toe Lhong Tong
08Petch Asia Band - Lam Plearn Tua Yaang
09Banyen Sriwongsa - Ramwong Saraphan
10Thepporn Petchubon - Pa Gun Tor
11Thonghuad Faited - Eua Aree See Sor
12Angkanang Kunchai - Lam Plearn Mee Mia Laew Pai
13Banyen Sriwongsa - Lam Plearn Kon Baa Huay
14Thepporn Petchubon - Saam Gler Tiew Krung
15Angkanang Kunchai - Yak Si Glap Isan
16Chanpen Sirithep - Lam Plearn Kiew Bao
17Thepporn Petchubon - Fang Jai Viangjan
18Yenjit Porntawi - Lam Plearn Gok Kaa Kao
19Rome Sithammarat - Sao New Look

Sound Of Siam, The
Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung From North-East Thailand 1970-1982

Soundway | Item No: 364215
CD | 2014 / UK – Original | New
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Soundway’s second foray into South East Asia is focused on North-East Thailand, the epicentre of Molam and Luk Thung Isan music. Hypnotic phin & khaen riffs, pulsing, electrified country rhythms and heartfelt vocals punctuate another journey into the lesser known reaches of 1970s Thai music.
The first volume of The Sound of Siam, released in 2011, was the first introduction for many to the artistry and innovations of modern Thai music. One of the most popular compilations on Soundway Records the music even made it onto the big screen with ‘Mae Jom Ka Lon’ by Dao Bandon featured on the soundtrack of ‘The Hangover Part II’. In an interview with LA Times Mick Jagger spoke of discovering the collection that “some nutter put together” after hearing the riff from Jumpin’ Jack Flash on one of the tracks from the compilation.
In this second volume of The Sound of Siam the focus is firmly on the music the sounds of north-east Thailand, or Isan and attempts to show how a genre evolved and developed from essentially an acoustic tradition with specific geographic roots, to one that started to incorporate other instruments and influences that reached out to the Isan diaspora around the country.
The term molam is actually two separate words pushed together: Mo meaning ‘expert’ or ‘doctor’ and lam meaning ‘to sing’. Hence the literal translation means ‘singing expert’. Many molam records have extended intros that allow a vocalist to establish the theme of the song, as well as flex their improvisational muscles.
Luk thung (literally ‘song of the countryside’) is a much broader, rural style that had a bigger impact nationally. Artists like Saksiam Petchompu began fusing this style with molam, a move which propelled him to national fame. You can hear the influence of western funk, as well as Thai arrangements, on the luk thung Isan (as the hybrid became known) smash Jeb Jin Jeb Jai included here.
The Sound of Siam 2 - Molam & Luk Thung Isan from North-East Thailand 1970 - 1982’ features 19 tracks, many appearing outside of Thailand for the first time. Both CD and double LP & is accompanied with detailed liner notes written by compilers Chris Menist and Maft Sai.
Item Details
Item No:364215
Artist:Sound Of Siam, The
Titel:Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung From North-East Thailand 1970-1982
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2014
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul, Jazz / Fusion
Available since:22.05.2014
Price:14,99 €
Weight:100g (plus 250g Packaging)
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