Journey Of Taro – Gamelan Sketches
Journey Of Taro – Gamelan Sketches

Journey Of Taro – Gamelan Sketches

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Label: Vrystaete – Vrystaete13
Format: Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, Mini-Album
Country: Netherlands
Released: 2021
Genre: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Gamelan, Dub, Minimal

Enfant Terrible’s Vrystaete sub-label seems to always get it right – and this new 10” is no exception. Taro’s music combines Gamalan tones, scales and instrumentation with drums and bass and electronics strongly influenced by post-dubstep experiments and digital reggae. As usual, there is the potential for cultural cringe when Gamelan is co-opted by western producers and musicians. But here, as with other venerable examples (think Berkley Gamelan, Ziz! Ensemble or Other Music), it doesn’t jar. The production is full of space and detail. As the record builds over six tracks, it becomes more than the sum of its parts, fashioning a kind of percussive no-space that quickly becomes pleasurably addictive.. (mint / new)

A1 Gamelan Sketch nr. 1 3:21
A2 Gamelan Sketch nr. 2 2:17
A3 Gamelan Sketch nr. 3 1:55
B1 Gamelan Sketch nr. 4 5:18
B2 Gamelan Sketch nr. 5 2:48
B3 Gamelan Sketch nr. 6 3:05