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  • 01. Spinning Cotton on a Full Moon Night
    02. Lam Phloen to Soothe the Heart
    03. Promise of March
    04. Lam Phloen World-class
    05. I Won’t Move
    06. Lam Yao Salab Toei
    07. Toei from the Heart
    08. Lam Phloen Bar Girl Banyen
    09. Lam Phloen I Don’t Love You
    10. Whose Guy Is It?
    11. Lam Phloen Daen Isan
    12. Lam Toei Salab Chak
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    BANYEN RAKKAEN

    Lam Phloen World-class: The Essential Banyen Rakkaen

    [engl] An exciting collection from pioneering Thai molam idol Banyen Rakkaen, featuring her most thrilling performances from the early to mid-70s, with innovative genre-bending arrangements and production from Thepphabut Satirodchomphu. These tracks, all originally released on 7-inch vinyl, showcase her powerful yet alluring voice, revolutionary yet rooted in tradition. Her exciting performance style was revolutionary and shocked traditionalists, but none could dispute the fact that she was a truly gifted singer, and Theppabut’s visionary production skills added to the feeling of freshness and vitality. The early 1970s saw a growing demand in Thailand for exciting and danceable music, and the recordings compiled in this release filled that demand perfectly. Banyen was one of the great singers of that era who propelled Isan music to nationwide popularity. A true star who in 2013 was designated a living national treasure, Banyen stole hearts with these hard-driving hits, while inspiring a new generation of aspiring singers. Banyen will now steal your heart -- on CD or 12-inch vinyl. Cover art: Shinsuke Takagi
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2018
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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  • 01. Caravana
    02. Apuna
    03. Venado tuerto
    04. Encuentro cercano
    05. El domo
    06. Gamelan No.2
    07. Gamelan No.3
    08. Gala
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    CLAN CAIMAN

    Clan Caiman

    [engl] The music of Clan Caimán is primitive and hypnotic. It is located in the pre-rock era and from there, it proposes a different evolution path for music from the 1950s to present day. Like a different musical development in a parallel timeline. Gamelan, Hawaiian music, surf, exotica, rainforest or aquatic; these elements make up the palette which constructs a mystic and profound music that seeks ancestral connection. Formed in 2016 by musician, composer and producer Emilio Haro looking to create music generated by group dynamics, Clan Caimán differs from his past two solo albums (“Panorámico” in 2007 and “Estrambótico” in 2012, both on Radiaciones Armónicas) in that these were studio work and not meant to be played live. The quintet's enigmatic sound is built upon the kalimbafón, an instrument created by Haro using several kalimbas, Diego Voloschin's wild and hypnotic percussion (no cymbals, no snare), Gonzalo Cordoba's lap steel and baritone guitar, Facundo Gomez's psychedelic guitar tones and Claudio Iuliano's dry and percussive bass sound. This debut album contains eight anachronistic and oddly familiar compositions that range from introspection to trance, tracing their own sonic landscape.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2018
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    19,00 EUR
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  • 01. Yose daiko
    02. Ishinage odori
    03. Bukkiri daiko
    04. Yose daiko
    05. Ishinage odori
    06. Bukkiri daiko
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    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2017
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Come My Brother, Let's Go to the City! Part 1 (Kosin Intharat & Khanongsak Siudon)
    02. Come My Brother, Let's Go to the City! Part 2 (Kosin Intharat & Khanongsak Siudon)
    03. I Know How this Ends (Ubonrat Amphaiphon)
    04. Lovely Molam Princess (Khanongsak Siudon)
    05. A Molam Girl Waiting for Love (Siriphon Amphaiphong)
    06. Big Mouth (Ubonrat Amphaiphon)
    07. I'm a Billionaire (Kosin Intharat)
    08. Let's Meet in the Afterlife (Siriphon Amphaiphong)
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    SUTHEP DAODUANGMAI BAND

    Come My Brother, Let's Go to the City!

    [engl] We all know Thailand is a place where magic happens, and sometimes it's a place where dreams come true. Suthep Daoduangmai was an ordinary man from the predominantly rural Isan region with a long-cherished dream of forming a band under his own name, even though he wasn't a musician. After a spell of hard work overseas, he returned home wealthy and, magically, formed one of the most successful molam groups ever, an extravagant orchestra with over thirty members, including twelve dancers, blending traditional Isan instruments with modern Western instruments, and featuring four excellent singers, two male, two female. Of particular note is that legendary singer Siriphon Amphaiphong, along with her sister, made her debut with this band. But perhaps this wasn't all magic; Suthep Daoduangmai had an innate musical sense and a keen populist spirit, enlisting great singers and bringing in master producer Doi Inthanon to help hone his vision. This album, originally released in 1984, was a super-hit throughout Thailand, highlighting producer Doi's entertaining new dance-friendly "lam phaen" style, with lively tempos and street-wise country-meets-city lyrics, as exemplified in the title track in which the two male singers head to Bangkok and show the city folks what's what. Originally released on cassette, plus a few vinyl copies for radio play, this 1984 sensation is available again now on vinyl.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    Genre
    World
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    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Mon Mueangnuea - Sang Bangkok
    02. Chabaphrai Namwai - Lam Phloen Chabaphrai
    03. Angkanang Khunchai - Kapo Lom
    04. Onuma Singsiri - Sao Mo Lam Cham Rak
    05. Nutchanat Nanthana - Siang So Sakit Chai
    06. Hongthong Dao-udon - Hongthong Tam Faen
    07. Thongthai Thin-isan - Lam Phloem Rai Thiam Than Phak 1
    08. Sopha Chanthrathip - Lam Phloen Rak Num Motorsai Tham Lon
    09. Po Chalatnoi Songsoem - Toei Kiao Lao Ao
    10. Khwanta Fasawang - Lam Phaen Chao Mae 4 Hai
    11. Thongmai Mali - Lam Phaen Chao Pho 4 Hai
    12. Po Chalatnoi & Khwanta Fasawang - Toei Hua Don Tan Sat Kham Wao
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    V/A

    The Essential Doi Inthanon

    [engl] A revered figure in his native Isan region, and indeed throughout Thailand, Doi Inthanon is a legendary producer, composer, visionary and talent-spotter, a man who combines business acumen with an unerring ability to both predict and engender new directions in Thai popular music. Fittingly naming himself after the tallest mountain in the nation, he has towered over Thai music since the early 70s, and is still active today. This compilation, the first "various artists" collection in the EM Records + Soi 48 Thai music series, is an avalanche of Doi Inthanon productions, big hits and rare treasures spanning the early 70s to the mid-80s. The songs here cover a range of genres, comprising luk thung isan, Thai funk, and molam, including examples of "lam phaen", one of several styles created by the producer himself. Doi Inthanon is highly regarded as a developer of singers, and this compilation has no shortage of greats: national icons Angkanang Khunchai and Po Chalatnoi Songsoem, second-generation molam idols such as Onuma Singsiri and Hongthong Dao-udon, soul sister No. 1 Khwanta Fasawang, and 80s-90s Isan star Thongmai Mali. Doi Inthanon is a key figure in Isan pop music, and this essential collection conveniently gathers hard-to-find tracks which have been issued on various labels in Thailand, including Double Rabbits, Apple, Uea Aree and his own private label.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Yumi kagura: Takusa saimon (1990)
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    SHIGEO TANAKA

    Yumi kagura

    [engl] 
    A hotline to the gods! Kagura is a thousand-year-old form of Japanese Shinto sacred music and dance, accompanying the chanting of myths; the word "kagura" can be translated as "god-entertainment". Passed down over countless generations, the music is rare and recordings even rarer. Shigeo Tanaka was a master of the yumi (bow), an uncommon single-string percussion instrument, which is a true bow: arrows are fired off at the end of each ceremony to fend off evil sprits. The instrument is difficult to play; it's hard to draw out the proper sound and maintain the rhythm. Yumi kagura is the oldest of all the various forms of kagura. The Tanaka family, based in rural Jge-cho, Hiroshima prefecture, has passed down this yumi kagura tradition for hundreds of years; this lineage continues to this day in the person of his daughter Ritsuko Tanaka. The Jge-cho yumi kagura, which prays for family well-being, bountiful crops and good fortune, was designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property in 1971. The piece featured here, "Takusa saimon", based on the myth "Ama no iwato" (The Rocky Celestial Cave), is mesmeric, reaching back across ages to the time before time, with Tanaka's voice and yumi, accompanied by flute and metal percussion, drawing us closer to the primal activities of the gods.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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  • 01. We Are Harmony
    02. Lam Phu Tai of Sorrow
    03. Lam Phloen Girl with Pigtails
    04. Lam Phloen Hard
    05. Factory Girl
    06. Lam Phloen Grade A Guy
    07. Lam Phloen Dao Dao
    08. Lam Phloen Paean to Bangkok/a>
    09. Lam Tanwai Promise of Love
    10. Lam Phloen Khanmak
    11. Lam Doen I Am Here
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    SONTHAYA KALASIN

    Grade A Guy

    [engl] Sonthaya Kalasin was the male lead singer in in the molam section of legendary producer/impresario Surin Phaksiri's beloved musical troupe Thidso Lam Phloen; his female counterpart was Phairin Phonphibun (EM1147CD/LP). These recordings, the very best of Kalasin's work with Phaksiri, cover the period from the mid-70s to the early 80s and showcase Kalasin's mastery of the traditional male molam lower vocal range. Also highlighted here are Phaksiri's production skills and his penchant for pushing the boundaries of standard molam arrangements and instrumentation, always trying to fuse new ideas with tradition. An uncredited Phairin Phonphibun makes an appearance on a few tracks here, giving lucky listeners a glimpse of the singers' Thidso Lam Phloen dynamism: Phaksiri's genius, a long-standing backing band, and simpatico vocal styles honed in the crucible of performance. This is the first CD release of any music from Sonthaya's years with Surin Phaksiri and as such represent a valuable document, with accompanying English lyric translations; but more than a document, "Grade A Guy" is grade A music.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2016
    Genre
    World
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  • 01. Bump Lam Phloen
    02. Sa-on Siang Phin
    03. Hongthong Tam Faen
    04. Isan
    05. Lam Ro Rak Chak Saudi Arabia
    06. Hongthong Khanong Lam
    07. Nong Ni Na
    08. Som Tam Chao Kao
    09. Huai A-Ba-Ni-Bi
    10. Bo Mi Phi Thi Isan
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    HONGTHONG DAO-UDON

    Bump Lam Phloen: Essential Hongthong Dao-udon

    [engl] 
    How can we explain the power of music? How can songs delivered in a language which we don't understand move us so? This collection contains the very best songs from Hongthong Dao-udon, one of the great Thai singers of the "third generation" of Molam singers, one of the artists who succeeded in fusing Molam with Luk Thung, thus triggering a new generation of singers; in fact she was the first to sing both genres from the beginning of her career, considering herself to be situated happily between the two styles. But none of this matters, finally, to the listener. This is music, not musicology, and Hongthong Dao-udon sings to us, not the pedants. Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly by Doi Inthanon, a legendary independent producer, these songs were very popular in Thailand, and it is easy to hear why, with strong melodies, impeccable swing, interesting arrangements, and of course her thrilling voice. Available on CD and vinyl, with two songs previously unavailable on CD, as well as her first recording and her biggest hits, this is essential.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2015
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Nam June Paik
    02. Stegosaurus Carved into Angkor Wat
    03. I’ve Got a Mop, I’ve Got a Sponge
    04. Caterpillar Fell from the Sky
    05. I Want My Birthday Back
    06. Road Trip to North Korea
    07. Butterscotch Socks
    08. 2024: Chocolate Will Be No More
    09. Ginseng Power!
    10. Outsider on the Outside
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    JEE JEE BAND

    Sakai Ishinage Odori

    [engl] Here's a tasty treat for all fans of DIY pop music: a multinational confection, the perfect blend of sweet and smart. Based around the core members Matt Jones, originally from Western Massachusetts, and Busan native Jee Eun Lim, who met in Korea in 2011, The Jee Jee Band fuses simple pop structures, airy instrumentation and breathy vocals with clever lyrics, in both Korean and English, often of a satirical or political nature. Currently based in Northern California, the band quietly celebrates Korean culture while also evidencing a cosmopolitan classic pop sensibility, blending K-Pop and other Asian pop elements with a classic and yet contemporary US/UK pop feel. The songs on "Glass Fish", all very fresh-sounding, feature performers from South Korea, America, and, on one song, the Khmer-language vocals of Cambodian filmmaker Vanntey Morn. Jones' Western Massachusetts pop roots allowed him to enlist the skills of former members of Sunburned, Sebadoh and others to help record this charming and refreshing release, sure to appeal to fans of the K Label, DIY sounds, and pure pop. Edition of 500.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2015
    Genre
    Indie
    Preis
    16,00 EUR
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  • 01. Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man on a Water Buffalo)
    02. Num Lam Nam Chi (Man from River Chi)
    03. Rak Nong Kon Diew (I Love Only You)
    04. Bong Ja Bong (Pipe, oh Pipe)
    05. Nat Wan Kin Yaa Dong (Yaa Dong Day)
    06. Lam Plearn Kiew Sao (Courting Lam Plearn)
    07. Lam Plearn Jaroen Jai (Uplifting Lam Plearn)
    08. Sanya Na Nao (Promise for the Dry Season)
    09. Lork Pi Chut Chut (Deceive Me Completely)
    10. Ya Sading (Don't Be Loose)
    11. Ya Ting King (Don't Stop)
    12. Lam Kiew Sao Lam Noi (Courting Lam Girl Lam)
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    DAO BANDON

    Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man on a Water Buffalo)

    [engl] For reasons unknowable, certain places in certain eras become hotbeds of music, fertile in their growth and flowering of musical talent. Thailand in the 1970s was such a place, and Dao Bandon is one of the enduring greats of that era. Born in the farm country of the Isan region, Bandon came from a poor family and was a monk during his teens, two great influences which shaped him, with his farm roots grounding the earthy heart of his lyrics, and his years of monastic chanting lending a unique resonance to his singing. After an apprenticeship with some of the greats of Thai music, Dao Bandon began to enjoy success leading his own band. The songs here, released in the 1970s, showcase the infectiously joyful Bandon groove, his mellifluous voice, and his captivating melodic sense. His lyrics deal with sex, love, marijuana, and the struggles of the poor, but no matter what he sings about, a sense of good cheer is always evident. Featuring parallel translations of the lyrics, in-depth liner notes, rare photos and of course great music, "Man on a Water Buffalo" is yet another example of Thai excellence from EM Records.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2014
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Pull Back Riddim
    02. What You Give (Inna Fire Style)
    03. New Born Dub
    04. Creepy Dub
    05. Calamity
    06. Yout Dem a Suffa (Majestic Version)
    07. Yout Dem a Suffa
    08. Creamy Dub
    09. Drift Into Dub
    10. Pass the Sheriff his Straightjacket (Many Holes Version)
    11. Headstepper
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    SHERIFF LINDO

    Aftershock Dubs

    [engl] EM Records is proud to present the first new album release in 25 years from Australia's Sheriff Lindo, dubmaster of the Southern Hemisphere. His Ten Dubs That Shook The World [EM1119CD/LP], released in 1988, has been growing in stature since its release, supported by its re-issue on EM Records, and in the meantime the Sheriff has been working steadily, deep-local style, honing his skills with the Australian sound systems Firehouse Sound and Earthlink Sound. The tracks on Aftershock Dubs, recorded between 1990 and 2005, while never officially released, have been played as dub plates at sound system parties, proved movers, tested in the heat of action. Recorded at Lindo's 4/5 Studios, these specials were chosen by Japanese sound system savants Takuto Kuratani (Ruv Bytes) and Atsushi Muneshige (Touch the Sky/Corner Stone Music) from a cornucopia of goodness supplied by Sheriff Lindo, mastered by Kuratani for maximum impact. EM Records' first-ever Dancehall release is available on vinyl and CD, with two bonus tracks on the CD. One track features the vocals of Ras Roni; all tracks feature the experience-forged Dub sense of the Sheriff. More than a quarter-century of love, knowledge and soul-science has been distilled here. Don't miss it.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2014
    Genre
    Ska / Reggae / Dub
    Preis
    18,00 EUR
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  • 01. Ninuvina Pt. 1
    02. Ninuvina Pt. 2
    03. Evarani
    04. Mahudi
    05. Enthara Pt. 1
    06. Enthara Pt. 2
    07. Paramaathmudu Pt. 1
    08. Paramaathmudu Pt. 2
    09. Suki Evaro Pt. 1
    10. Suki Evaro Pt. 2
    11. Sarasija Nabha
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    T.R. MAHALINGAM

    Portrait Of A Prodigy

    [engl] The music on this release consists of the earliest recordings by flautist T.R. Mahalingam, a legendary figure in the Carnatic music of South India, one of the world's great musical traditions. Mahalingam, known as Mali to his legions of fans and admirers, was a musician who revered these traditions yet opened new realms, raising the flute to levels of voice-like expressivity. Available on CD and vinyl LP, "Portrait Of A Prodigy: His Early Years, 1940-50s" reissues, for the first time, recordings from the mid 1940s to the mid 1950s and show Mali at the peak of his powers, his acclaimed technical skills and rich tone at the service of his immense melodic and rhythmic gifts. The majority of these recordings were originally released in the 78RPM SP format and feature him with two of his greatest musical partners, violinist T. Chowdiah and mridangam master Palghat Mani Iyer. Available for the first time as a commercial release outside of India, "Portrait Of A Prodigy" is a rare opportunity to hear a genius in his prime. A must-have for all fans of Indian music and for all who appreciate the joys of rhythmic playfulness and melodic mastery.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.11.2012
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    23,00 EUR
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  • 01. Percusion
    02. Anoranzas (Chacarera doble)
    03. La Vieja (Chacarera)
    04. Mincura (Candombe)
    05. Viento Norte (Malambo Norteno)
    06. La Trunca Norte (Chacarera)
    07. La Pesca Del Indio (Carnavalito)
    08. Vidala De La Copla (Chaya)
    09. Huaico Hondo (Escondido)
    10. Golpes De America (Improvisacion sobre ritmos Americanos)
    11. Juana Azurduy
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    DOMINGO CURA

    Tiempo De Percusion : An Anthology, 1971-77

    [engl] 
    Despite tremendous political upheaval, Argentina in the 1960s and 1970s witnessed a remarkable musical flowering in which traditional "Folklore" styles were embraced and updated by a new generation of musicians who fused traditional Argentine rhythms and musical forms with elements of rock, soul, funk and jazz. Percussionist Domingo Cura was at the the center of these exciting musical developments. Born in 1947 in Santiago del Estero province in northern Argentina, he moved to Buenos Aires at the age of 18 where he joined the band of harmonicist Victor Hugo Diaz. In the 1960s Cura became the rhythmic heart of much Argentine music, playing with Ariel Ramirez, Mercedes Sosa, Astor Piazolla and Gato Barbieri. Cura also worked closely with Eduardo Lagos, playing on every track of Lagos's 1969 debut album "Asi Nos Gusra", a landmark of the modern Argentine Folklore sound. This release is a compilation of the finest moments from Domingo Cura's four solo albums released during the period 1971 to 1977, featuring Cura's propulsive mastery of the traditional Bombo drum as well as other percussion instruments. The music ranges from dj-friendly percussion workouts to piano-dappled rhythmic fantasias, Afro-Latin sax grooves to pieces with a more typically "South American" feel, featuring guitars and flutes.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2012
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    18,00 EUR
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