s

Akuphone

Various Artists – The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors : Gamelan Beleganjur and the Music of the Ngaben Funerary Ritual in Bali

$39.00

Akuphone

Various Artists – The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors : Gamelan Beleganjur and the Music of the Ngaben Funerary Ritual in Bali

$39.00

Sold out
Add to Wishlist

“The Gamelan of the Walking Warriors :

Gamelan Beleganjur and the Music of the Ngaben Funerary Ritual in Bali .A fascinating immersion in the heart of a funeral ceremony live recorded in Bali, where gongs, cymbals, and drums give rhythm to the bewitching atmosphere of this mortuary procession.

The international audience’s interest into Balinese music and its gamelan orchestras dates back to the edition of large ethnographic series in the 1950s, 60s and 70s which largely encouraged the discovery of this music beyond Indonesia’s borders. Taking advantage of a more advanced technology compared to the vinyl golden era, the present field recordings produced in 2011 render at the closest the power of gamelans. They are presented here in two forms. The first one offers a display of Beleganjur music out of the ritual context, which can be differentiated by a more melodic form and a more dramatic and hypnotic aspect of the compositions. The second one presents the Beleganjur style in the ceremonial context of the Ngaben funerary rite in the village of Peliatan. The utmost vitality of these orchestras springs out throughout the different stages of these funerals, and the sound environment surrounding the musicians immerse the listener in the very heart of the procession following the corpse.” – Bandcamp

Item description:        

Artist:

Various Artist

Title:

The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors : Gamelan Beleganjur and the Music of the Ngaben Funerary Ritual in Bali

Label:

Akuphone

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

France

Release Date:

8th September 2017

Genre:

Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country

Style:

Gamelan, Field Recording, Religious

Catalog No:

AKULP1007

Condition:

New