Various Artists / Gamelan Of Central Java X: Sindhen Trio
Album:Gamelan Of Central Java X: Sindhen Trio Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jun 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-06-28 Pull Date:2009-08-30 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Aug 23Jul 19Jul 12Jul 5

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 21, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Jul 10, 2009:"In Your Ear ..." with Bug, a friday evening in the fleeting moments of day
2.Aug 18, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
Kembang Kacang
5.Jul 08, 2009:Who knows what's next?
Kembang Kacang
3.Jul 18, 2009:Music Casserole
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6.Jul 03, 2009:Memory Select
Kembang Kacang

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-28 
Felmay, 2009

INDONESIA – This volume of the remarkably in-depth series includes two vocal works featuring a trio of female singers (sindhen), along with one instrumental. These pieces are best enjoyed in full, but the Eastern-scale vocals may be too much for some ears in extended stretches.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 3

1. 33:37 – Slow, soaring vocals over relaxed, undulating melodic patterns. The unison vocal line has been re-arranged to stretch out the piece and showcase the individual singers. Beautiful music, unfolds gradually, shifting and shimmering like a mirage. Full stop after 15 minutes, vocal solo, then band returns with male chorus joining the sindhen.

2. 14:06 – Instrumental: slow, with great dignity and depth; the gender metallophones carry the melody (they’re usually in the background). Meditative, hypnotic and gorgeous.

3. 12:17 – Bright, shining, with some off-balance shifts in harmony and several surprising tempo changes. Plenty of vocal interplay between the sindhen trio/individuals and the male chorus. Quite intriguing.

[ Fo ] 06/28/09

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Gamelan Kyai Gedhong GedheBudheng-Budheng
2.Pendopo Gamelan Of S.T.S.I.Sawung Galing
3.Gamelan Kyai Gedhong GedheKembang Kacang