Label: Musicaphon – BM 30 SL 2565 Series: An Anthology of South-East Asian Music – Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Germany Genre: Folk, World, & Country Style: Gamelan
Sought-after collection of traditional Indonesian music focusing on ceremonial music on the island of Bali. The blistering, extreme attention to detail executed by Musicaphon on their 'Anthology Of South-East Asian Music' series is really staggering, with pristine, dynamic recordings that really capture the tonality and complexities of the Indonesian gamelan in its natural setting. Additional field-notes, explanations of the pentatonic scale, pictures and diagrams of the individual instruments AND documentation of the performers ensures this is the most complete and best realised ethnographic study of Bali. (Vinyl & Sleeve NM).