Various Artists / Gamelan Of Central Java X: Sindhen Trio
Album: Gamelan Of Central Java X: Sindhen Trio   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-28 Pull Date: 2009-08-30 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 23 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jul 5
Airplays: 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
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
Kembang Kacang
5. Jul 08, 2009: Who knows what's next?
Kembang Kacang
3. Jul 18, 2009: Music Casserole
Kembang Kacang
6. Jul 03, 2009: Memory Select
Kembang Kacang

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-28
Felmay, 2009

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

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe Budheng-Budheng
2. Pendopo Gamelan Of S.T.S.I. Sawung Galing
3. Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe Kembang Kacang