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The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964-75

Soundway digs up a wealth of gems from right here in the Land of Smiles. A selection of cuts that demonstrate the hybrid of Western influences on the traditional Thai sounds. Simply stellar! Read more about the release via Mondomix’s interview with crate-digger Chris Menist.

Various Artists – The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964-75; Soundway, 2010

The Sound of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam from Thailand 1964-75

Investigate more from these genres in two podcasts of my own that I put together last year. The Top Rankin’ Hi-Fi proudly served up Dta Wan Awk Jer Dta Wan Dtok: Cha Bap Nueng and Dta Wan Awk Jer Dta Wan Dtok: Cha Bap Sawng.

Top Rankin Hi-Fi – Dta Wan Awk Jer Dta Wan Dtok - Cha Bap Nueng Top Rankin Hi-Fi – Dta Wan Awk Jer Dta Wan Dtok - Cha Bap Sawng

Be on the lookout for the following collection which is set to be released later this month and looks killer. If you get your hands on it, pass it my way as well.

Various Artists – Thai? Dai! The Heavier Sound of the Luk Thung Underground; Finders Keepers, 2011

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