Muzag

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Member Since: 2/17/2002
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Do You Marimba The Gamelans We Used To Play ?

Artist Song Buy
Pura Paku Alaman Gamelan (Java)  Ketawang Puspawarna (4:38)  buy on itunes
Steve Reich  Six Marimbas (4:46)  buy on itunes
Unknown Gamelan (Bali)  Keris: Three Masked, Tiger & Monkey (4:22)  buy on itunes
Gong  Mandrake (4:43)  buy on itunes
Popul Vuh  In The Realm Of Shadow (2:02)  buy on itunes
Pinpeat Gamelan Orchestra (Cambodia)  Karam Prathom (3:42)  buy on itunes
Steve Reich  Sextet (Amadinda version) [extract] (8:20)  buy on itunes
Muzag  Muzagelan (3:51)  buy on itunes
John Fahey & Cul De Sac  Gamelan Collage [extract] (2:25)  buy on itunes
Gong  Percolations Part I (3:38)  buy on itunes
John Fahey & Cul De Sac  Gamelan Collage [reprise] (1:20)  buy on itunes
David Parsons  Ararat Legong [extract] (2:19)  buy on itunes
Vangelis  Freefall (2:15)  buy on itunes
Can  Ethnological Forgery Series #7 (1:01)  buy on itunes
Steve Reich  Sextet (Amadinda version) [extract] (1:57)  buy on itunes
Pura Paku Alaman Gamelan (Java)  Gending Tejanata (10:36)  buy on itunes
Tortoise  Ten Day Interval (3:47)  buy on itunes
Can  Ethnological Forgery Series #8 (1:30)  buy on itunes
Unknown Gamelan (Bali)  Transformation of the Barong: Sadewa Becomes Immortal (3:53)  buy on itunes
Tuatara  Eastern Star (4:15)  buy on itunes
Pura Paku Alaman Gamelan (Java)  Bubaran Hudan Mas (1:59)  buy on itunes

Comment:

At last! I have got around to producing a mix I feel is worthy of AoTM :)This is essentially a gamelan themed piece, although now I look at it very few genuine gamelans have got on it; the theme was more to encompass percussive instruments (marimbas, vibraphones, glockenspiels, xylophones, etc) played in a repetitive pattern. This is an idea I've been mulling over for the past few months and sourcing tracks from my collection.You know how it is, you have a memory of a track that might fit but when you listen to it, it's entirely inappropriate. Or you stumbled across a track by accident (in the case of Popul Vuh here, which I hadn't listened to for ages). I was surprised by how many tracks ended up 'on the cutting room floor' as it were, not enough for a volume two (yet) but it means this one has the choice cuts.The Vangelis track surprised me, I used to listen to early Vangelis when I was a kid and wouldn't have known a gamelan if it bit me on the bum, so I didn't realise the Freefall track was his take on a gamelan. The Muzag: Muzagelan track is, indeed, me - it's something I wrote on the computer last year, it's simplistic but fits in okay (don't worry, at least it's short).So, there you go, it's an 80 minute CD (77:19) and all tracks are edited & segue and, frankly, I'm quite chuffed with it :)
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Handfulls
Date: 4/21/2002
Nice. Tee hee, I love the title.
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DJ Hoover
Date: 4/21/2002
Very nice & cool CAN-Tracks !
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Anopheles
Date: 4/22/2002
the only song I know from this is the "six marimbas", but this is such a cool concept, and such a witty title!

hehe, I learned about the gamelan in IB music last year. And I got tmess around with some gamelan instruments, too!

I must find some of these songs!
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MuzikJunky
Date: 5/14/2002
Sounds really kewl! However, the xylophone-like instrument found in gamelan orchestras is called gender, the "g" pronounced like the word "girl." The term "gamelan orchestra" is essentially redundant, since gamelan means an orchestra consisting of gender, drums, gongs, etc. Peace.
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teapin
Date: 5/15/2002
hey muzag, great great mix! for some reason, i wasn't notified of your comment on my gamelan mix and therefore just happened across it today. this looks really amazing - i'd love to trade you something for it. interested? let me know.
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DJ Snufkin1
Date: 8/26/2002
What a great mix CD! Muzag is right, the Vangelis track fits in surprisingly well! (I too remember that track from the '70s and wasn't too taken with it then--but here it makes perfect sense.) Excellent segues from track to track as well. Wonderful for late night listening. Recommended!
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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 2/15/2003
Tres chic! And a tribute to Lou Harrison!

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