terang bulan

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“Yes, it’s the guitar, but not always as we know it. Some of the instruments here are homemade, occasionally fantastic interpretations of the idea of a guitar, while others are the real thing. Either way, it’s the music that captivates, whether it’s “Stambul Naturil,” a surprising song that sounds as if it’s been plucked directly from Appalachia, or a tune that’s zoomed in from another planet like “Kolo Kot Matani.” What it illustrates perfectly is the global ubiquity of the guitar, and this often not only challenges our assumptions about the way it can be played, but offers a fascinating insight into music from the many places that make up Indonesia. It’s a record that continually defies preconceptions, throwing the listener firmly and uncompromisingly into another culture. “Sungguh Terpaksa” is almost primitive rock, and “Langgam Di Bawar Bulan Purnama” carries strong, lyrical echoes of Hawaii.”

If you want unusual lullaby to serenade your sleep, this album from Smithsonian Folkway Recording Label will give you romantic and even a little cheesy lyrical of love. sweet to listen at night under the moonshine.

you can get this album at iTunes store; https://itunes.apple.com/id/album/music-indonesia-vol.-20-indonesian/id151047829

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