First Volume, previously only on cd, now on vinyl!
Gatefold cover, excellent production as usual from Sublime Frequencies!
The equator runs through only ten countries on earth and I bet that
you cannot name them all without consulting a map. Indonesia is one of
them and the only nation in Asia with the equatorial stripe impaling it.
There are so many different cultures spread-out on these islands, that
it would take several lifetimes to experience them all properly. Within
this umbrella of diversity is one of the world's richest and most
dazzling sound museums. Sumatra is the northwestern entry point to the
great archipelago. It is a large island approximately the size of
California. There are jungles, mountains, swamps, various forms of myths
and folklore, hustlers, Padang Food, Tigers, the Durian, dozens of
cultures and languages, and more music than you've ever been allowed to
hear. The selections on this lp are a combination of droning beat pop,
pseudo-gypsy songs, jungle folk trance, and other improbable traditional
and hybrid styles heard by only a handful of outsiders. These
recordings are from old cassette tapes received as gifts, in trade, or
purchased from sources in Sumatra in 1989. Some of the tapes are
unmarked with the artists unknown, yet all of them are decaying
documents of various sound quality containing some of the most eccentric
artifacts ever uncovered from this fascinating island.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 29 March, 2011.