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Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. 1 (Sunda)
Asmat Dream
Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. 1 (Sunda)
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Most people know the music of Indonesia from one of two sources: the myriad of field recordings of gamelan and other locally preserved classical and folk styles, or the Euro-American classical fusions of composers like L...  more »

      
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All Artists: Asmat Dream
Title: Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. 1 (Sunda)
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Label: Lyrichord Discs Inc.
Original Release Date: 12/14/1992
Re-Release Date: 1/18/1993
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 744457741528, 744457741542

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Most people know the music of Indonesia from one of two sources: the myriad of field recordings of gamelan and other locally preserved classical and folk styles, or the Euro-American classical fusions of composers like Lou Harrison. But this series of recordings offers a look at a new, indigenous art music, composed by Indonesian artists and performers to expand their own experience. Harry Roseli's Asmat Dream is a wholly electronic work that, while based on common Sundanese traditions, is a howling mix of tape-looped crickets, vocal samples, and synthesizer programming. In "Diya," Dody Satya Ekagustdiman uses household objects and appliances (sandpaper, a motorcycle helmet) and multiple layers of voices to augment the more common strings, drums, and gongs of gamelan. Nano S. takes the most acoustic path to his discovery, creating a sublime "Galura" (based on Sundanese vocal music) with only two zithers and flute. Each work in this collection takes a new path to an age-old tradition, exposing old myths and creating new ones as they go. --Louis Gibson