http://youtube.com/watch?v=5Tz4_xGLC1cYeah really enjoying that gamelan disk, zhao. But "Kecak (Chanting)"!! Just mind-melting. I'm perfectly sober in the middle of the work day and I was just struck dumb in mesmerized awe for the entirety of that track. Quite shocking, really, almost don't know what to think of it.
a tree, with the low instruments as the trunk, the next layer as the branches, with the busier melodies as the leaves
do you live in UK benny? I'm sure there are some gamelan shows that happen there, if not often, at least a few times a year? might want to ask around, I'm sure the Indonesian embassy (?) knows of them.
the shows in LA i attended were of the Cal Arts ensembles, which are led by respected Indo musicians. they are never advertised, and only people who know show up.
i suspect it's similar in other cities.... but worth while to track down. one of the most awesome live music experiences ever...
i can't believe i'd never heard this stuff before...this is a kind of live show i know i could actually enjoy
Also been checking:
Mono Junk (Kimmo Ripatti) - verges on acid techno at points, but I like that
Ø and other stuff on Sakho