Various Artists / Ethnic Minority Music Of Northeast Cambodia
Album: Ethnic Minority Music Of Northeast Cambodia   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2006
Label:Sublime Frequencies  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-24 Pull Date: 2006-11-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1
Airplays: 1 3 2 2 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 26, 2014: Sublime Frequencies 10 Year Anniversary
Tampoan Song
4. Jun 20, 2009: Music Casserole
Jeng Rieng
2. Jun 15, 2013: Midnight Catharsis
Phnong Song
5. Nov 16, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Phnong Gongs
3. Jan 08, 2011: Music Casserole
Brao Legends
6. Nov 10, 2006: Carrots & Sticks...But Mostly Sticks
Phnong Gongs

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-19
Rough and fascinating field recordings, untrained artists, real, raw indigenous music recorded in 2003-2005. Singers, flutes, percussion, gongs, bowed bamboo, strings – read the notes for descriptions on each track. Fascinating stuff, often with real life background noises such as crying babies, conversations, coughing, spitting, and other less-pleasant sounds. Every track is compelling in its own way, and the whole is an absorbing look at fast-disappearing ethnic culture.

*1. Like a capella throat singing, with kids in back, slowish.
2. Quiet gong, fem. singer at 1:25. Lots of village noise. Slow.
3. High-pitched a capella female singer, midtempo. Oh boy, spitting.
*4. Sweet, midtempo love song. Fem singer & a guitarist. Coughing.
*5. Solo strings. Midtempo, nicely melodic & very sweet.
*6. High flute, bamboo tube, male singer. Tripping vox, a fun sound.
7. Claps, gongs, flute, male & fem singers. Midtempo.
8. A capella fem singer, a whiney voice, claps, midtempo.
9. Solo, fuzzy-sounding string. A cool, mid/up drone.
*10. 6 gongs, 2 singers. Almost a steel-drum sound. Mid/up.
*11. Banjo-like strings, singers. Like Cambodian blues. Mid.
12. Strings, a high drone sound. Midtempo instrumental.
*13. Breathy flutes, light flute-percussion. Sudden end, too short.
14. Gongs, fem singer. Midtempo, laughter.
*15. Mid/up love song w/strings, fem vox. That almost blues sound.
*16. Instrumental strings. Midtempo, baby crying.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ien Brao Legends
2. Unknown 3-Day Ceremony
3. Unknown Midwife Song
4. Unknown Jarai Ayin/Ayon Love Song
5. Pon Dao Jeng Rieng
6. Unknown Bra Ta Neul
7. Unknown Call & Response Track
8. Unknown American Bombing & The Khmer Rouge
9. Pon Dao Mum Improvisation
10. Unknown Phnong Gongs
11. Unknown Phnong Song
12. Jek And Nun Jum Ho
13. Unknown Haet Hout
14. Unknown Tqampoan Gongs
15. Unknown Tampoan Song
16. Jim Proak