New Nectar: New Music for Javanese Gamelan

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
A Vancouver, B.C.-based Javanese gamelan orchestra might sound like a beast out of water, but it's not about the location, it's about the music the ensemble produces. And while all five of the performers here are very familiar with the way the gamelan tradition works, they're not limited to it, drawing on their experiences in everything from Western classical to Vietnamese music to make a unique picture. That said, it's not exactly casual listening. It demands a great deal, and certainly can't be taken in over the course of a single hearing, and the basic music is foreign enough to be startling and disorienting. Meditative, often surprising, it's never less than ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
A Vancouver, B.C.-based Javanese gamelan orchestra might sound like a beast out of water, but it's not about the location, it's about the music the ensemble produces. And while all five of the performers here are very familiar with the way the gamelan tradition works, they're not limited to it, drawing on their experiences in everything from Western classical to Vietnamese music to make a unique picture. That said, it's not exactly casual listening. It demands a great deal, and certainly can't be taken in over the course of a single hearing, and the basic music is foreign enough to be startling and disorienting. Meditative, often surprising, it's never less than interesting, and often deeply absorbing for the intrepid souls willing to keep their ears open to new experiences and listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2004
  • Label: Songlines
  • UPC: 774355240427
  • Catalog Number: 2404
  • Sales rank: 284,714

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I (6:18)
  2. 2 II (4:19)
  3. 3 III (3:39)
  4. 4 Thinly, roundly, for 2 dan bau (Vietnamese instruments), 2 gender & gon (16:12)
  5. 5 Gate - Michael O'Neill (3:34)
  6. 6 Path - Michael O'Neill (2:48)
  7. 7 Waterway - Michael O'Neill (5:06)
  8. 8 Intimate Distance, for Javanese gamelan - Mark Parlett (7:53)
  9. 9 Whining horses eat more HEY doncha no, for Javanese gamelan (5:45)
  10. 10 Born Again Needle Dancers, for Javanese gamelan (8:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gamelan Madu Sari Primary Artist, Javanese Gamelan
Paul Plimley Kethuk
Kenneth Newby Suling, Gender Barung
Chris Miller Gong, Vocals, Rebab, Kendang, Saron, Gambang, Gender Barung, Slenthêm
Ann Hepper Sitar, Saron
Tony Reif Bonang, Kenong, Saron, Slenthêm
Khac Chi Ensemble Dan Bau
Ngoc Bich Dan Bau
Matthew Welch Aulos
Robert Anthony Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
D.B. Boyko Vocals, Slenthêm
Michael O'Neill Sitar, Bonang, Saron, Suling, Wood Block, Gambang, Gender Barung, Aulos
Mark Parlett Gong, Sitar, Vocals, Rebab, Kempul, Kendang, Saron, Suling, Slenthêm, Rabab
Ben Rogalsky Gong, Sitar, Bonang, Kempul, Kendang, Kenong, Saron, Suling, Kethuk
Jonathan Bernard Gambang
Sutrisno Hartana Rebab
Max Krause Kenong, Wood Block, Gender Barung
Mike Krause Kenong
Gary McFarlane Saron
Intan Murtadza Percussion, Kempul, Saron
Anis Wijiastudi Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Plimley Composer
Kenneth Newby Engineer
Chris Miller Composer, Liner Notes
Robert Anthony Text
John Raham Mastering
Michael O'Neill Composer, Sound Effects
Mark Parlett Composer
Ben Rogalsky Sound Effects
Brent Calkin Engineer
Yarrow Koontz Artwork
Vancouver Community Gamelan Society Producer
Kenneth Newby Engineer
Chris Miller Liner Notes
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