Drakkar / Drakkar 74
Album: Drakkar 74   Collection:General
Artist:Drakkar   Added:May 2015
Label:Metal Postcard Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-05-29 Pull Date: 2015-07-31
Week Ending: Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7
Airplays: 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 17, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Reatrey Ngor Ngit, Onn Chhou Moat Nas
4. Jul 29, 2015: zero kelvin
Boer Bang Min Maytha, Sarawan Chhan Penh Boromei
2. Nov 14, 2015: BravoMarco Variety Show
Jimreang Saoka
5. Jul 25, 2015: BravoMarco Variety Show
Sarawan Chhan Penh Boromei
3. Aug 03, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
Onn Chhou Moat Nas
6. Jul 23, 2015: subwoofer etc
Bang Chhub Thveu Khos Hoeuy

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-05-29
Drakkar 74’
Reviewed by BravoMarco

Cambodian legends with a re-release from a long forgotten cassette that originally came out in 1974. This is recognized as the most influential recording from the “Golden Era” of Cambodian music from the pre Khmer Rouge era –The sound quality is a bit ropey, however the warmth & energy of the band makes up for it. Some tracks have that cabaret feel combined with quality folk, soul, R&B & psychedelic influences. All are fused together perfectly. Like: Great laid back folky - funk from the time: Manu Dibango, Mahmoud Ahmed, that whole Thai sound. UK, US 60’s beat.
All are so relaxing & worth playing. In particular: 2,7,11,12

No FCC’s (No English vocals)
1) Boer Chhang Ban Onn (3.28) Even paced with that elegant charm.
2) Sarawan Chhan Penh Boromei (2.51) Just sublime. Quality vocals with male backing. Slow & luscious.
3) Boer Bang Min Maytha (7.12) Ballad with easygoing backing vocals. The instrumental in the middle has that 60’s psych influence coming out.
4) Chhkuot Chhet Thbet Snae Onn (5.15) Male vocals. Harder edged garage rock
5) Onn Ro Ngea Doal Chhaoeung Khnong (3.24) Back to the slower feel.
6) Onn Chhou Moat Nas (3.25) Shimmering opening & onto another slower paced feel good track.
7) Moeul Khos Hoeuy Mae (3.46) More energetic & jangly, yet still restrained.
8) Onn Chhang Pralaong Ram Sarawan (2.33) As above, just slower.
9) Bang Khoeung Roeung Awey (4.14) Slow head nod in the “Grease” tradition.
10) Reatrey Ngor Ngit (4.07) Hula Hula. 60’s swing. Faster paced rocker.
11) Jomreang Saoka (5.39) Has the qualities of a classic: Stones, Doors tradition.
12) Bang Chhub Thveu Khos Hoeuy (3.45) Male vocals. Drinking dodgy whisky, wearing a loud shirt in some dive of a club. Nice & sleazy does it.
13) Boer Bang Min Maytha (7.33) Version of track 3 – slightly longer & more of a grungy feel when it comes in.

Track Listing
1. Boer Chhang Ban Onn   7. Moeul Khos Hoeuy Mae
2. Sarawan Chhan Penh Boromei   8. Onn Chhang Pralaong Ram Sarawan
3. Boer Bang Min Maytha   9. Bang Khoeung Roeung Awey
4. Chhkuot Chhet Thbet Snae Onn   10. Reatrey Ngor Ngit
5. Onn Ro Ngea Doal Chhaoeung Khnong   11. Jimreang Saoka
6. Onn Chhou Moat Nas   12. Bang Chhub Thveu Khos Hoeuy
  13. Boer Bang Min Maytha