Molam and Luk Thung, Lae and Thai Funk - Welcome to exotic Thailand!
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Ploen Promdaen - "At the end of the Kathin Ceremony..."
...I can smell women". Welcome to another Ploen Promdaen post. This record is a bit older than the previously posted "Glua Duang" - the record actually has the year on the top left, 2510 - that makes it 1967 in western calendar. This is before Ploen Promdaen developed his talking style (plaeng put) which made him famous, but from the title (what does it mean really?) you can already see that he loves provoking and hilarious lyrics for his songs. Its a great set, and I post the whole album, even though the last song on Side A is a cheesy ballad from a female singer, but she makes up for it with the last song on Side B, which closes the set with a great Lae style song. The rest is Ploen Promdaen at his finest. The file is this time in .wav, because I had problems converting to mp3. DL should be quick though (its on Mega). Please enjoy!
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Charoenjai Sunthornwatin - Thai classic, not for the casual listener...
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Sabaithong Powpuri - great Isaan Molam on the Phin Kaen Label!
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Killer Molam from Monruedee Promjak!
This is from a split album by Chapabrai Naamwai (Side A) and Monruedee Promjak (Side B). The style here is not Lam Ploen but Lam Dang Wai (sometimes transcribed Lam Tung Wai), very hypnotic - reminds me a lot of Junior Kimbroughs hypnotic blues guitar riffs. Since its in a nondescript gray cover, I put a picture of another LP by Monruedee as a header for this post. The original cover and titles you find below. Be prepared for very intensive 17 listening minutes here! Enjoy!
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Waiphod Petsuphan Vinyl - เซิ้งกระติ๊บข้าว great Isaan LP!
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Kwanjit Sriprachan - "Nang Kruan" Lae album
This is an absolute astonishing Lae album from Kwanjit Sriprachan. Lae is often described as rap-like, and it certainly shares characteristics with Rap, but also reminds me of funk or soul. Songs are usually variations or deeper explorations into a spiriritual topic. On this album, songs come in pairs. There are six songs, and each has two parts, overall the rhythm builds up from song to song. This kind of music was described as "space funk" Lae, and it is one of the best Thai records I know. Please enjoy as much as I did!
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Thai Classic - C.T.R. 248 ...it's amazing!
Without much ado I give you this otherworldly album - "Thai Doem", Classical Thai music, haunting, challenging ...an acquired taste I suppose...please give it a try here!
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