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Various Artists / Princess Nicotine
Album:Princess Nicotine Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:04/2004
Label:Sublime Frequencies 

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Add Date:2004-07-05 Pull Date:2004-09-06 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
The Voice of Doom
Reviewed 2004-06-18 
"Folk & Pop Music of Myanmar (Burma) Volume 1"

Strongly reminiscent of Indian "Filmee" music, with lots of high, soulful female vocals.
Differences: a very high, reedy instrument like a "snake charmer" horn; angular start-stop rhythms and weaving melodies. Other prominent instruments are very fast piano (sounding almost like harp glissendos), a plucked string instrument like a lute, some sort of hand drums (almost like bongos), flute, and more. Warning: Some tracks have big chunks of spoken dialog (2, 10, 4-operatic). Originally released on cassette in 1994.

(6) 2:40 "Jasmine Bush of Gold" -- Intro: slow flute; main part: slow male vocals with light lute (?) accompaniment, a folky sound; close: flute & lute.

(8) 4:28 "Good Time" -- Distant female vox wails over slow weaving melody.

(11) 6:11 "Lover of the Winter and Snow" -- *bling* *blang* *bling*, harp-like piano lead, slow female vox, like early hollywood torch-singing.

(12) 3:01 "My Darling's Love Arrow" -- fast rhythm, lead is like "beat-the-clock", high reed-licks, filled-in orchestral sound, slows a little and female vox comes in.

Also good:
(1) 6:40 "Burmese Golden Drum" -- very dramatic, lead: flourishes of bongos (?), then high shreiking reedy licks, then the female vox comes in.

(5) 1:10 "The Tune of the First Entertainment" -- Forceful drums, high reedy thing, female shouts.

(7) 2:42 "Someday He Will Return" -- Lush, produced sound, like electric guitar wail, a silly movie music flourish, then some great mid-tempo female vox.

(9) 1:12 "Lover of Smiling Girls" -- Obnoxious kick from "snakecharmer", female vox, melody like a music box, rhythm weaves, almost halts, then resumes.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Bo Hein Burmese Golden Drum
2.Sein Sah Thin Really Strange and Weird Thi
3.Mar Mar Aye Beautiful Town
4.Moe, Luan Elephant Dragon
5.Yangon Sein Kyi Moe Tune of First Entertainment
6.Burma Thein than Jasmine Bush of Gold
7.Mar Mar Aye Someday He Will Return
8.Yi Yi Thant/Aung Heina Good Time
9.Mandalay Sein Mottah Lover of Smiling Girls
10.Yangon Sein Kyi Moe Tune of Second Entertainment
11.Tonte Tientan Lover of the Winter and Snow
12.Ni Ni Win Shwe My Darling's Love Arrow