Various Artists / Gamelan Of Central Java Xi: Music Of Remembrance
Album: Gamelan Of Central Java Xi: Music Of Remembrance   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-05 Pull Date: 2009-09-06 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 6 Aug 16 Aug 9 Jul 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 05, 2009: Music Casserole
4. Jul 10, 2009: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, a friday evening in the fleeting moments of day
Layu Layu
2. Aug 15, 2009: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, another step forward!?
Tlutur & Panjangilang
5. Jul 10, 2009: Memory Select
Laler Menggeng
3. Aug 06, 2009: orangeasm- nine hours for my wife
Layu Layu
6. Jul 06, 2009: Palo Alto City Council, PACC Broadcast
Logondhang, Layu Layu

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-04
Felmay, 2009

INDONESIA – Gentle metallic gongs and group vocals, in a program built around the theme of death and remembrance. Some of the music sounds sad or funereal, but most of the selections have an air of private contemplation and somber acceptance. Features the high groan of the rebab, a bowed string instrument found throughout the Muslim world. Gamelan is an acquired taste. If you’ve acquired it, this is quite good.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5

1. 5:55 – slow, w/ plaintive vocal chorus, quiet gongs, much flattening of notes
2. 7:57 – gloomy calm with free-floating rebab, very slow solo vocals
3. 10:13 – midtempo instrumental: full of bright sparkling accents like winking fireflies, creaky rebab… constantly shifting pattern within tight space
4. 21:32 – elaborate and serious, like a long processional: solo voice atop patterned layers including flute & rebab; full chorus in middle third
5. 13:23 – slow instrumental quartet: rebab wanders freely over gentle, dreamlike tones… at once folksy and alien, lovely yet aching

[ Fo ] 07/04/09

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe Layu Layu
2. Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe Logondhang
3. Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe Wilujeng
4. Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe Tlutur & Panjangilang
5. Yogyanese Trio With Daniel Wolf Laler Menggeng