|Various Artists / Gamelan Of Central Java X: Sindhen Trio|
|Album:||Gamelan Of Central Java X: Sindhen Trio||Collection:||World|
|Add Date:||2009-06-28||Pull Date:||2009-08-30||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||23 Aug||19 Jul||12 Jul||5 Jul|
|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 |
|5.||Jul 08, 2009:||Who knows what's next? |
|3.||Jul 18, 2009:||Music Casserole |
|6.||Jul 03, 2009:||Memory Select |
GAMELAN OF CENTRAL JAVA, Vol. X |
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
|1.||Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe||Budheng-Budheng|
|2.||Pendopo Gamelan Of S.T.S.I.||Sawung Galing|
|3.||Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe||Kembang Kacang|