by SambaSunda Quintet


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This is something a little different from SambaSunda. It's a commissioned work that sees them stripped down to a five-piece -- four instruments and voice, with the ethereal, seductive singing of newcomer Neng Dini Andriati. As always, the music is focused on the zither-like kacapi, and many of the compositions are based on traditional Sundanese form, but this is music from Java with a difference, playful as well as lulling. There's even a trip into Celtic music on "Paddy Pergi Ke Bandung," which sees the flute taking the lead and creating a very different cross-cultural fusion (one that works remarkably well and seems curiously natural). For the most part, however, this disc is firmly based in Java, adding new textures through the use of percussion. There's a strange, exotic beauty to it all that transports the listener.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2012
Label: Riverboat
UPC: 0605633005820
catalogNumber: 330058

Album Credits

Performance Credits

SambaSunda Quintet   Primary Artist
Ismet Ruchimat   Background Vocals,Kacapi Indung,Kacapi Rincik,Kendang,Group Member
Yadi "Piteuk" Cahyadi   Violin,Background Vocals,Kacapi Indung,Group Member
Budi Sofyan   Background Vocals,Kacapi Rincik,Kecrek,Kendang,Group Member
Asep Yana   Background Vocals,Suling,Group Member
Neng Dini Andriati   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Colin Bass   Composer,Producer,Sleeve Notes
Gugum Gumbira   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ismet Ruchimat   Arranger,Composer
Yadi "Piteuk" Cahyadi   Arranger
Asep Yana   Arranger,Composer

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