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VA - DIY Disco Molam: Rarities From The Khaen Sang Label

$39.00

ZudRangMa Records ‎

VA - DIY Disco Molam: Rarities From The Khaen Sang Label

$39.00

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Sometimes you hear a piece of music and you can’t believe your ears. This was how me and Maft Sai felt when we first stumbled across the music of Soonthorn Chairatanachot and his short run of releases on the Khaen Sang label. The sparse production style immediately marked it out from other molam we had unearthed through hours of searching, and two tracks ‘Kieow Choo Pern’ & ‘Toey Bump’ became staples of our sets, always incurring curiosity from punters and occasionally a query as to whether this was something we’d remixed. Ultimately, this was because the records felt so ahead of their time, though whether this was intentional or not is hard to pinpoint. 

Soonthorn was born 16th May 1938 in the town of Sarakham in the north-eastern district of Isan, and passed away on 10th January 2004. He was one of ten children, and both his parents were famous molam singers. He and most of his siblings followed the family tradition and he was trained in the ‘molam glone’ tradition as well as learning to play khaen. It’s claimed that he learned a year’s worth of repertoire in one month, and was playing in public from twelve years of age, touring throughout the region until he was called up to military service in 1957. - Bandcamp 

Item description:        

Artist:

VA

Title:

DIY Disco Molam: Rarities From The Khaen Sang Label

Label:

ZudrangMa Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation

Pressing:

Thailand

Release Date:

2017

Genre:

World, & Country

Style:

Folk Rock

Catalog No:

ZRMLP005

Condition:

New