Member Since: 10/30/2001
Total Mixes: 42
Total Feedback: 64

Other Mixes By teap!n

Cassette | Theme
CD | Theme - Depression
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CD | Mixed Genre
CD | Mixed Genre

tuff gong

Side A
Artist Song
???  geneging sekar gadung 
werdi senatana  tabuh pengawit: gending truntungan 
gamelan genggong  genggong duo (frogs + cicadas) 
gamelan selonding  gending nyangjangan 
angklung kocok  layon sari 
gamelan joged pingitan  tabuh pengalang 
gamelan selonding  gending rejang dauh tukad 
gita kosama jaya  kotekan (bamboo harp + bamboo xylophone) 
yeh kuning  gangklung kendand mebarung 
gamelan jegog  gegenderan 
gamelan joged kebyak  malam minggu 
angklung daun kutus  becica nguci 
gamelan beleganjur  odalan ceremony in paksabali + kesiman 
Side B
john fahey   gamelan guitar 
macha  hairy, parched (invisible) 
23 skidoo  urban gamelan pt. 1 
lavrenty mganga  cycloidal gamelan piece 
kecak  kecak from blakiuh near mengwi 
ellen band  railroad gamelan 
john cale  stainless steel gamelan 
philip corner / son of lion  belum 


"to understand balinese music, it is useful to realize that the gamelan is not so much an orchestra as one single large instrument fragmented into several small ones, something like a huge communal piano played by four to thirty hands." - gamelan virtuouses liner notes. this is a double cd venture into the hallucinogenic, otherworldy sounds of indonesia's heavily percussive gamelan music. disc one serves up a haphazard overview of a few of the many different styles and instruments commonly used, while disc two takes a stab at western artists who integrated gamelan into their own work (the kecak track is the only exception - it's traditional but fits better with the modern stuff. kecak is a full chorus using their voices to imitate a gamelan orchestra and it ends up sounding completely insane). as most of the actual performers on disc one were village orchestras that were never properly identified on the compilations i took these tracks from, i resorted to using the name of the style as the name of the artist. but don't be fooled: i don't have the background to distinguish one style from another. nothing blurs the line between ancient and avant quite as much as this. soundtrack to tomorrow's out of body experience.
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nungluk "gamelan" cheng
Date: 2/11/2002
oooffa. very ambitious. great mix, liner notes, and cover. positively gamelan !
Date: 2/11/2002
This is one of the most adventurous mixes I have seen here in along while. An educational, entertaining, mind expanding, extravaganza. Love to hear this one. Impressive to say the least.
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 2/11/2002
ibid (what he said) !!!
Date: 2/11/2002
wow, i have to learn more about this. i'm with casetta too, i'm glad you made this. you know?? :)
Date: 2/11/2002
Shit yeah. You've done a service to us all (doublespeak for "I'd love to trade for this").
Date: 2/12/2002
this is out of control teapin. it rules.
Rob Conroy
Date: 2/12/2002
Yeah, I'd like to hear this as well, if only to get a grip on what all of this stuff is...
Date: 2/12/2002
is registration for this class closed?
Date: 2/12/2002
Very cool teapin. Your mixes never cease to impress me. Now why didn't I think of Angklung Daun Kutus for my AOTM Debuts mix! (BTW, I'll have feedback for your excellent Where the Girls Are mix one of these days. I promise)
Date: 2/13/2002
Teapin rockin' the spot -- woooooooo! Always an interesting ride :P Gamelan makes me insane. I fell asleep in an indoor hammock during a downpour listening to a gamelan ensemble, knowing I was in Toronto but feeling like the middle of a rainforest. Yummy to the tenth power!
Junior D 1
Date: 2/14/2002
Rockin minds, teapin. nicely done. my old university had a full gamelan (NIU) and they would rockit for free shows all the time. it makes my brain itch in all the right places. i would love to hear this one, your mixes are solid as hell. zendogamelandub.
Date: 3/16/2002
Well, if you interest I got some west-java and central-java gamelan.
Date: 4/25/2002
teapin, I've only just come across this mix. Nice stuff - did you see my "Do You Marimba The Gamelans We Used To Play?" mix ? (We have the same Fahey/Cul de Sac album with that great cover painting)
Date: 5/26/2002
now that i've finally been able to listen to this let me just say in no uncertain terms that it blows my mind, my mind i tell you!