|Budiman, Uun And The Jugala Gamelan Orchestra / Banondari: New Directions In Jaipongan|
|Album:||Banondari: New Directions In Jaipongan||Collection:||World|
|Artist:||Budiman, Uun And The Jugala Gamelan Orchestra||Added:||Jan 2007|
|Add Date:||2007-03-04||Pull Date:||2007-05-06||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||Apr 29||Apr 8||Mar 11|
|1.||Apr 27, 2007:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|3.||Mar 08, 2007:||Radio Experiment #8 |
|2.||Apr 06, 2007:||No Cover, No Minimum |
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/2/07|
Popular Gamelan, as developed while Sukarno was banning all Western music and instruments. The orchestra sounds pretty straight-up gamelan to my untrained ears, but the singing is definitely distinctive. You experimental fans should dig the heck out of this. I find it pretty cool in bite-sized chunks. I could actually see playing this alongside Siouxsie and the Banshees or Nina Hagen or Yoko Ono…
All in Javanese, no FCCs that I can possibly imagine. I like the first track – and not just because I wasn’t worn out when I heard it. Interesting stuff…
1. ***sprightly uptempo gamelon with distinctly pop sensibilities, and a definite bit of movie soundtrack theatricality. Complex and quite pretty alto female vocals, and all sorts of odd male growls and howls in background.
2. **beat starts and stops all over the place. Dramatic vocals. Percussion is particularly interesting.
3. **uptempo (mostly) but with lots of random bits. It’s pretty hard to follow this, frankly!
4. *OK, really it’s pretty much the same sort of thing throughout. I think this cut may be on the whole a bit more subdued, but it’s hard to tell…
5. *this one definitely seems like a bit of a lament, but who knows?
6. **Very slow and subdued intro. I’m sort of seeing the heroine lost in the wild jungle, trying to avoid the scary Javanese demons, but I could just be weird. (I’m pretty sure she gets captured at the end…)
7. *low-key random intro. Gets manic after a couple of minutes.
|1.||Banondari-Ulah Ceurik||5.||Bendrong Kajawen|
|2.||Bentang Panggung||6.||Kulu-Kuly Saduna|
|3.||Bulan Sakembaran||7.||Masket Hate|
|4.||Bayu-Bayu||8.||Alim Bobogohan Deui|