This Blog is a collection of my recordings from travelling around Asia

This Blog is a collection of my recordings and collectings from travelling around Asia...
expect lots of obscure instruments, strange sounds, electric and acoustic instruments, obscure records and tapes, and any other sounds i find on the road.
Please be Patient, as the site is very content heavy, the Soundcloud streams are a bit slow to load...

Friday, August 12, 2011

How to: Megaupload and some Morlam from Laos

Quick Tutorial For the Copywrite Infringement Illiterate:
When you click any of the CD covers on this page it'll route you to megaupload. i did this rather then linking direct to the streamed video, so that if you wanted you could download. Excuse the ads, nothing comes for free.
to download, wait 45 seconds, then the regular download, keep in mind most of these are half hour long video files, around 300 MB.
To stream: Click the Link that says View on Megavideo (see below), sometimes it takes a while for the video to be put on megavideo, but it will be there eventually, once i get everything i want up on megaupload and the blog, then i'll put selections on a different streaming site like with the skeleton puppets. 
Now, some morlam videos i'm pretty sure are from Lao, the Language they're speaking is Lao, which admittedly isn't uncommon for Isan Morlam, but pretty sure the record co. is Lao. To add further confusion, some of the scenic backdrops appear to be in Lao and some in Thailand.
the point of which is, i don't really know shit. but they're enjoyable videos, and its a decent example of slightly more old style morlam. Same girl dancing in front of green screen in every video, but different background scenery, ooohhh,

 I think i have three more videos off this VCD buried somewhere, as always more to come....
Don't forget to put yr greasy earballs onto my new blog as well... Incredible Images and Audio of the Interwebs An agregator of Videos and other music related content i find online and find interesting. Usually with a central theme, keep yr eyes peeled, I've got a huge piece in the works on Yoshida Tatsuya, the brilliant Japanese drummer which includes footage of nearly everything he's been involved in since the early 80s (15+ bands)...
Over and out

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Molam with Traditional Dancers

Another Morlam VCD from Thailand. These guys are huge in the Isan Molam scene, with a prolific set of releases. The video shows the "full" band playing in a variety of Scenic settings, i put "full" in scare-quotes because, like a lot of the VCDs a trap kit features prominently in the mix, but yet is not to be seen playing anywhere in the video. The music is still great though, and the video fun.

As usual, two links to watch or download, .avi format. Click the covers to enjoy.

Keep checking here, have some Great Lao Morlam Videos still forthcoming, as well as a VCD entitled "Traditional Music of NE Thailand," which isn't actually that traditional, and Volume 2 of the Skeleton puppets.

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Traveling, seeing, being, learning, growing. doing my little bit against homogeneous mass culture.